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Caring for Your Centrifuge

A closeup of blue tubes in a centrifuge
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Centrifuges are key pieces of equipment in most laboratories. Easily overlooked and taken for granted, they are the workhorses of many a workflow. Treat them well and they will repay you with all your fractionation needs, but misuse or abuse them and you can be sitting next to a potential death trap or heading for an awkward conversation with the finance department.

Download this guide to learn tips on:

  • Balancing
  • Choosing the correct tubes
  • Maintenance and cleaning