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Beckman Coulter’s New Microfuge® 16 is Powerful, Compact and Easy to Use

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Beckman Coulter, Inc. introduces the Microfuge® 16 – the latest advance in the company's general-purpose benchtop centrifuge line. With a more compact design than previous models, the Microfuge 16 has a smaller footprint, weighs just 6.4 kgs and less than 176 mm tall.

This new microcentrifuge spins quietly at 16,163 x g (14,800 RPM) for fast pelleting or isolation of DNA, RNA, proteins and viruses. The Microfuge 16 can operate in a cold-room environment, as an alternative to refrigerated microcentrifuges. The system’s 24-place rotor delivers high-throughput capability and spins microtubes from 0.2 to 2.2 mL in volume. An auto-lock system provides hands-free closure and opening and ensures that the centrifuge run will not start until the unit is properly closed.

The Microfuge 16 features a large, easy-to-read display with pushbutton control that facilitates programming. The new instrument incorporates Beckman Coulter's robust, brushless induction drive and is backed by the company’s industry-leading service and support programme.

"As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of our centrifuge business, we're pleased to continue our leadership with this latest innovation," commented Margie Rogers, business manager for Beckman Coulter. "The Microfuge 16 delivers the quality people expect from Beckman Coulter in a compact package."