Chromatrap® has been developed by Porvair Sciences in collaboration with Swansea University.  


Porvair Sciences is part of Porvair plc, a specialist filtration company listed on the London Stock Exchange. They are one of the largest manufacturers of Ultra-Clean microplates, 96-Well Filter Plates and Microplate handling equipment for life science and synthetic chemistry, with over 25 years of experience in microplate manufacturing.

Full details of their activities may be found at www.microplates.com.

The potential of the patented filter used in Chromatrap® was first noticed by academics at Essex University and later developed in collaboration with Swansea University’s medical school. 

In an academic/industrial partnership, the product range was developed to offer a faster, more sensitive method of chromatin immunoprecipitation. From an initial kit designed for PCR analysis, the technology has been developed into a full product range, particularly suited to small or low abundant biological samples.

The range is manufactured in Porvair’s bioscience facilities in North Wales and sold globally.

The novel solid state Chromatrap® protocols do differ from those used by other kit suppliers, including Active Motif, Diagenode, Cell Signalling Technology (CST), Abcam, Zymo Research and Epigentek, as these are all bead-based kits. It is therefore imperative that you carefully study the protocols used by Chromatrap first. We do not advise mixing buffers or washes from other manufacturers’ kits with Chromatrap® columns, as our superior solid-state chemistry may not be compatible with their kit components.

To find out more about Chromatrap®, please visit our Technology section.