Beckman Coulter launch small but powerful centrifuge

The Microfuge 16 from Beckman Coulter is the latest advance in the company's general-purpose bench top centrifuge line.

The Microfuge 16 from Beckman Coulter

The Microfuge 16 from Beckman Coulter is the latest advance in the company's general-purpose bench top centrifuge line.

The microcentrifuge model is more compact design than previous models, has a smaller footprint and is less than 176 mm tall.

At just 6.4 kgs, the bench-top model spins quietly at 16,163 x g (14,800 RPM) for fast pelleting or isolation of DNA, RNA, proteins and viruses.

It 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.

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