Researchers and scientists have been using centrifuge tube since their invention in 1938. These tubes have become a necessity for laboratories across the world. With their fairly simple design, centrifuge tubes have the ability to be used for a plethora of applications. From sample storage to cell separation, a centrifuge tube is one of the most versatile consumable around.
Centrifuge tubes can be designed in many different ways and manufactured with different materials. Pipette.com offers centrifuge tubes manufactured with the highest quality polypropylene, polystyrene, and glass to suit any type of storage or material handling need.
Factors to consider when choosing your centrifuge tubes include are you refrigerating or freezing your samples, are you incubating samples, what rpm or g force are you centrifuging your samples at, and whether your samples are light sensitive or not. Constructed with a conical bottom, centrifuge tubes increase accuracy of pipetting and reduce left over sample waste within the tubes by driving sample down to a focused point. Making it easier to aspirate samples from a smaller surface area, centrifuge tubes with a conical bottom are the ideal route for any laboratory. If balance and standing are an issue, 50 mL centrifuge tubes are often designed with a skirted bottom to prevent tipping of the tube and allow for it to be a free-standing container.
Featuring graduated volumes up the centrifuge tube for easy volume identification and a large writing area for quick marking and identification, centrifuge tubes are designed to make laboratory work stress free.
Some brands include racked packaging, catering to a more environmentally friendly re-usable rack system. Combining the efforts of creating a green product while retaining full utilization, companies are now adapting products to be more conscious of the environment without sacrificing any functionality.
Centrifuge tubes come in several different styles including:
- 5 mL, 12 mL, 15 mL, or 50 mL sizes
- Plugged or Flat caps
- Non-skirted or Skirted (Free-Standing)
- Metal Free
- Sterile or Non-Sterile
- Bulk or Racked Packaging
- Amber or Black Plastics for light sensitive material
Between Labcon, CellTreat, NEST, MTC Bio, and our own Pipette.com brands, we are sure to have the right centrifuge tubes for your research needs.
Questions or Concerns About Which Centrifuge Tube to Use?
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