Polypropylene Centrifuge Tubes

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Model Number: NH-86044

Brand: Niche Healthcare 

Description

Features & Benefits:

  • Tubes: made of strong, highly transparent medical grade polypropylene
  • Flat-top caps: made of medical grade polyethylene
  • Plug-seal screw on caps: made of medical grade polypropylene
  • 15ml and 50ml conical tubes available
  • Large white writing area for easy marking
  • Double threaded design reduces cross-threading; caps are easily opened and closed
  • Flat-top caps can be written on
  • Gamma radiation sterilized, non-pyrogenic, RNase & DNase free
  • Available in racked package (sterile) or bulk package (sterile & non-sterile)

Specifications

  • Working temperature: stable from -20°C to 121°C (except flat-top cap)
  • 15ml and 50ml tubes can withstand centrifugation of 8,400 and 9,400 G respectively
  • Sealing test: complies with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Safety Standards

 

Centrifuge Tubes size guide

Centrifuge Tubes size guide

 

 

Centrifuge tubes are essential laboratory consumables used for a wide range of applications, particularly in biological and biochemical research, as well as clinical diagnostics. These tubes are designed to hold samples during centrifugation, a process that separates components of a mixture based on their density and size through rapid spinning.

Here are some key aspects of centrifuge tubes:

  • Materials: Centrifuge tubes are typically made from materials such as polypropylene, polycarbonate, or glass. Polypropylene tubes are most common due to their clarity, chemical resistance, and ability to withstand high centrifugal forces. Polycarbonate tubes offer higher impact resistance but may not be suitable for certain solvents or harsh chemicals. Glass tubes are durable and reusable but are less commonly used due to their fragility.
  • Size and Capacity: Centrifuge tubes come in various sizes and capacities to accommodate different sample volumes. Common sizes range from microcentrifuge tubes, which typically hold 0.5 mL to 2.0 mL, to larger tubes with capacities ranging from 15 mL to 50 mL or more. The choice of tube size depends on the sample volume and centrifuge rotor compatibility.
  • Closure Types: Centrifuge tubes are available with different closure types, including screw caps, snap caps, and plug seals. Screw caps provide a secure seal and are suitable for high-speed centrifugation, while snap caps offer convenience and easy opening. Plug seals provide leak-proof closure and are often used for long-term storage or hazardous samples.
  • Graduations and Labelling: Many centrifuge tubes feature printed graduations on the side, allowing users to accurately measure sample volumes. Additionally, some tubes have frosted areas for easy labeling with markers or labels, facilitating sample identification and organization.
  • Sterility: Sterility is crucial for many applications, especially in cell culture and molecular biology. Centrifuge tubes are often available in sterile or non-sterile options. Sterile tubes are typically irradiated or treated with ethylene oxide to ensure they are free from microbial contamination.
  • Specialized Tubes: Some centrifuge tubes are designed for specific applications, such as PCR tubes for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis, which are thin-walled and compatible with thermal cyclers. Others may feature specialized coatings or treatments for applications like protein purification or nucleic acid isolation.
  • Quality Control: Quality control measures, including leak testing, sterility testing, and dimensional checks, are essential to ensure the reliability and performance of centrifuge tubes. Manufacturers typically adhere to stringent quality standards to produce tubes that meet the requirements of laboratory research and diagnostics.

Centrifuge tubes are indispensable tools in the laboratory, providing a safe and efficient means of processing samples for a variety of experimental and diagnostic purposes. Researchers should select tubes that best suit their specific applications, considering factors such as sample volume, centrifugation speed, and compatibility with downstream assays.

 

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