BioCision LLC recently launched two new products aimed at addressing basic insufficiencies in common lab tools. TruCool cryogenic vials and TruCool microcentrifuge tubes represent the first in a series of consumable product extensions, and will be introduced at the 23rd annual international Analytica conference taking place in Munich, Germany from April 17 through April 20, 2012.
Intended for use with the company’s CoolCell and CoolRack product suites, TruCool accessories were developed to solve some of the most common problems scientists face in the laboratory—handling and manipulation of tubes and vials, tube leakage, and temperature changes caused by human contact.
TruCool Cryogenic Tubes are leak-proof cryogenic tubes that feature a screw cap with a thermally fused gasket to ensure a tight seal. The gasket is a co-molded thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) layer that replaces the traditional silicone O-ring and eliminates leaking, slipping, and risk of contamination. Additional benefits include printed barcode on each tube for accurate identification and readable by common barcode scanners; sterile and made of medical-grade polypropylene with a rounded or self-standing bottom; availability in sizes from 1ml through 5ml with internal- or external-threads; and color-coded cap inserts for easy color coding.
TruCool Ergonomic Microcentrifuge Tubes feature a patented design that offers a "pull back" cap that reduces strain on thumb by 40%, and prevents thumb contact with tube, minimizing contamination risk. When used in CoolRack M microfuge tube modules, samples can be opened and closed while seated, minimizing tube handling, temperature fluctuation and risk of contamination.