The Biocare Microtiter Plate Platform, is for free floating sections. The Platform holds the microtiter plates away from the source of heat used in HIER, allowing for more even, standardized results. This Platform was developed to support microtiter plates during antigen retrieval within an HIER instrument. Standard microtiter plates holding free floating sections are filled with a retrieval solution, placed on the Microtiter Plate Platform, which is then be lowered into a pressure system for heat induced antigen retrieval (ie, the Decloaking Chamber from Biocare). This is especially critical when using thick sections of delicate tissue such as brain tissues. The Microtiter Plate Platform also stabilizes the specimens and enables ease of use. It has been rigorously tested for heat stability and is ISO compliant.