Take Stuart’s New Mini Centrifuge for a Spin
Product News Oct 09, 2009
This small, lightweight unit couldn’t be easier to use. Spinning starts as soon as the lid is closed and stops automatically when the lid release is pressed, though it can also be operated via a mains on/off switch. Two rotors are supplied: microtube for up to 8 x 1.5ml or 2.2ml microfuge tubes, and strip tube for two strips of 8 x 0.2ml tubes. The rotors can be quickly exchanged without the need to use any tools and speeds are fixed at 6,000rpm for the microtube rotor and 6,200rpm for the strip tube rotor.
Chris O’Connor, Bibby Scientific CEO, comments, ‘Ease of use, compact design and quiet operation make this an ideal mini personal spinner. As with the complete range of Stuart benchtop laboratory equipment, the SCF1 Spinner incorporates BioCote®, a valuable weapon in the prevention of surface contamination and infection in the laboratory. This unique antimicrobial additive is applied during the manufacturing process and remains effective for the lifetime of the product. BioCote is a silver-based finish which protects by disrupting vital cellular processes within all common bacteria and fungi, including antibiotic-resistant pathogens such as MRSA.’
The SCF1 Spinner provides a quick way to ensure that any condensation or droplets are returned to the bottom of the tube after sample thawing or mixing. Other applications include rapid pelleting, and spinning PCR tube strips prior to thermal cycling so that all reagents are in the bottom of the tube.
For users requiring variable speeds up to 13,500rpm or 12-tube capacity, Stuart is also launching the SCF2 Microcentrifuge.