Accommodates up to 24 tubes
The LC 24E, from Sarstedt, Newton, NC, is designed for high speed and g-force operation to yield platelet-poor plasma with simple start/stop operation. The centrifuge features an electronic timer for precise spin times from 1 to 30 minutes. A swing-out rotor provides easy sample loading and uniform separation for maximum serum or plasma volume. The supplied rotor accommodates up to 24 test tubes (17 x 100 mm). The instrument’s brushless DC motor requires no maintenance. Safety features include a clear lid for sample visibility and an automatic lid lock.
LC 6 Plus
Offers preset speeds
Designed for spinning blood or urine tubes at a set speed, the LC 6 Plus, from Sarstedt, Newton, NC, features an electronic timer for precise spin times from 1 to 30 minutes. The centrifuge offers preset speeds for blood and urine. A horizontal rotor ensures uniform separation, while its brushless motor provides smooth and quiet operation. Safety features include a clear lid for sample visibility and an automatic lock. The instrument is designed to accommodate tubes up to 17 x 100 mm. Optional tube cushion spacers are also available.
The eight-place E8 centrifuge, from LW Scientific, Lawrenceville, Ga, is an angled-rotor centrifuge designed to fit into tight spaces. The unit spins 3- to 15-mL test tubes at speeds up to 3,300 RPM, producing forces up to 1,350 x g for quick serum separations. The E8 is available as a fixed-speed unit (E8F) for spinning blood only, and a variable-speed unit (E8V) for spinning urine and other fluids. A maintenance-free brushless motor runs smooth and quiet, and suction-cupped feet help prevent slipping.
LW Scientific Inc
LW Scientific, Lawrenceville, Ga, introduces its C5 horizontal separation centrifuge, which can spin up to 24 3- to 10-mL test tubes at speeds up to 5,000 RPM with microprocessor speed control. G-forces up to 4,000 x g will produce serum separation STAT and platelet-poor-plasma in minutes. The zero-RPM interlocking metal lid stays locked until the rotor has come to a stop, to ensure safety. The all-metal rotor and tube shields are built for strength and durability, and the wide-mouth metal bowls allow for easy cleanup. Its heavy-duty, brushless DC motor can handle high-volume use and high-speed full loads.
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Horizon Model 642VES
Compact centrifuge for small labs
The Drucker Co, Port Matilda, Pa, offers its Horizon mini-VES, model 642VES—a variable-speed centrifuge designed for small labs. The 642VES can process a variety of samples ranging from urine and semen to blood separations. It can hold six test tubes from 1 mL to 10 mL (up to 17 x 100 mm) and includes a zero-RPM safety lid lock. A unique horizontal rotor design allows test tubes to be inserted into the centrifuge at a convenient 45° angle and gently rotated to a full horizontal position as the motor accelerates.
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Horizon Model 755VES
Offers one-touch recall option
The Horizon 755VES from the Drucker Co, Port Matilda, Pa, features the largest holding capacity centrifuge in the Performance Series. It contains a standard horizontal rotor, and carriers can accommodate up to 24 primary test tubes or six larger 50-mL tubes. Optional rotors expand versatility and include a microplate rotor that can utilize a wide variety of well plates. New features include increased maximum speed and force settings as well as the ability to set spin time at 15-second intervals. Convenient memory storage allows for quick and easy one-touch recall.
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Clinical-Grade Centrifuge Tubes
Can spin at 8,500 RPM
Globe Scientific, Paramus, NJ, introduces new 15-mL and 50-mL disposable conical-bottom centrifuge tubes specially designed for clinical applications. Produced from a special grade of polypropylene, these tubes offer both clarity and chemical stability. Blue, high-density polyethylene screw caps ensure a leak-resistant tight seal. The tubes offer easy-to-read black graduation marks in 0.5-mL increments with a white writing area for sample identification. The tubes can spin at a rate of up to 8,500 RPM and can handle samples of from -40°C to +80°C.
StatSpin CytoFuge 12
Samples processed with snap-seal filter concentrators
The StatSpin® CytoFuge 12, from Iris Sample Processing, Westwood, Mass, is a compact, low-cost cytocentrifuge that concentrates up to 12 samples and gently deposits cells in a monolayer onto microscope slides for a variety of cell preparations. For safety, the unit operates only when the outer lid is locked. Inside is a removable sealed rotor that can be loaded in a hood to eliminate exposure to biohazards and can be autoclaved. The program keypad is easy to use and can store up to 24 programs. The unit operates from 200 to 2,000 RPM. Samples from 50 µL up to 800 µL are processed with snap-seal filter concentrators in disposable and reusable formats.
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StatSpin Express 3
Obtain plasma/serum results in 2 minutes
Iris Sample Processing, Westwood, Mass, offers the StatSpin Express 3 primary tube centrifuge with a fixed-angle rotor, which can hold up to eight blood tubes from 1.5 to 10 mL. The centrifuge can be placed next to any laboratory analyzer for chemistry, cardiac, or coagulation testing. Plasma or serum is obtained in as little as 2 minutes. Users can simply select the time and press “Start.” Tube inserts are available to accommodate a wide range of tube sizes. A powerful, brushless motor comes backed with a 2-year warranty.
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Thomas Mini Centrifuge
Personal-size centrifuge for microfiltration
Requiring less than 6 inches of bench space, the Thomas mini centrifuge, from Thomas Scientific, Swedesboro, NJ, is a personal-size unit for microfiltration and quick spin-downs from the walls and caps of microcentrifuge tubes. The unit comes supplied with rotors and adapters to accommodate 0.4-, 0.5-, and 1.5-mL tubes as well as 0.2-mL strips and individual tubes. Easy-open translucent lids feature durable stainless steel hinge pins; pressing on the reinforced tab on the front of the unit releases the lid. A switch on the side of the centrifuge starts and stops operation. The centrifuge can spin at a rate of 6,000 RPM/2,000 x g.
Thermo Scientific Heraeus Megafuge 16
Ventilated and refrigerated versions available
The Thermo Scientific Heraeus Megafuge 16 centrifuge series, from Thomas Scientific, Swedesboro, NJ, is available in both ventilated and refrigerated versions for a range of temperature-sensitive sample processing between -10°C and +40°C. With a capacity of 4 x 400 mL, the centrifuge features the Auto-Lock® III rotor system, a tool-free system that facilitates 3-second rotor exchange for quick switch between applications and time savings. A motorized lid latch enables simple closing and locking of the centrifuge lid with one-finger downward motion, even on tall benches, with optional automatic lid opening at the end of the run.
Compact cytology centrifuge
SlidePrep Plus™, from Separation Technology, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Altamonte Springs, Fla, offers the power and features of a large, high-cost cytology centrifuge in a compact package. The centrifuge features three different acceleration options and comes with a six-place, removable sealed rotor that can be loaded and unloaded in a biological safety cabinet. Digital controls with LCD allow users to store up to 25 programs for instant recall. The device displays the programmed speeds from 250 to 2,400 rpm and the programmed and remaining run time from 1 to 99 minutes.
STAT serum/plasma separation
Separation Technology, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Altamonte Springs, Fla, offers the PlasmaPrep™, a high-speed benchtop centrifuge designed to rapidly separate blood in original evacuated collection tubes. By installing the centrifuge near the blood analyzer, a lab can process the samples as they arrive, removing the need to form batches of tubes. The centrifuge has a six-place rotor that accepts 2-, 3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-mL blood-collection tubes. Users can simply press a preprogrammed button to access the 30-second, 2-minute, or 3-minute spin cycle.
15-mL Centrifuge Tubes
Both polystyrene/polypropylene tubes available
Evergreen Scientific, Los Angeles, offers 15-mL plastic polystyrene and polypropylene centrifuge tubes. Accurate, easy-to-read graduations are molded-in at 0.1-mL intervals from 0 to 1 mL, at 0.5-mL intervals from 1 to 5 mL, and every 1 mL from 5 to 15 mL. The outside diameter is 17 mm, and the overall length is 120 mm. Polystyrene tubes can withstand up to 3,000 x g and are appropriate for use with mild acidic (except oxidizing acids) or alkali solutions, alcohols (except higher alcohols), and salt. Polypropylene tubes withstand up to 5,400 x g and are appropriate for use with stronger acids (except oxidizing acids) or alkalis, alcohols, organic solvents, chlorinated and aromatic hydrocarbons (except xylene), and ketones.
VWR Clinical 200
Three rotor options available
The VWR Clinical 200 centrifuge, from VWR, West Chester, Pa, accepts tubes from 5 mL to 50 mL, and can spin at a rate of 6,000 RPM/4,185 x g. A combination of digital displays and easy-set knobs allow for quick and precise setting of operating parameters. Tight operational control is maintained by the microprocessor. Three rotor options are available; the 50-mL angle rotor has a maximum capacity for six tubes while the 15-mL angle rotor will hold 12. Both round and conical bottom tubes can be used in the rotors. A 6- x 5-mL swing-out rotor is also available. A safety lock lid prevents the lid from being opened during use.