Another new mini centrifuge with BioCote protection from Stuart
Alongside the personal SCF1 Spinner, Stuart announces the more powerful SCF2 Microcentrifuge. This compact, variable speed unit accommodates a fixed angle rotor holding 12 tubes with a maximum speed of 13,500rpm or a strip tube rotor.
Versatility and ease of use are key features of the SCF2 Microcentrifuge. The fixed angle rotor holds up to 12 x 1.5ml or 2.2ml microfuge tubes and, using the supplied adaptors, 0.5ml and 0.2ml tubes can also be centrifuged. The strip tube rotor holds four strips of 8 x 0.2ml tubes. No tools are required to install the rotors and spin speed is variable, up to 13,500rpm for the fixed angle rotor and 6,000rpm for the strip tube rotor.
Centrifugation speed can be displayed in rpm or rcf and the timer can be set for run times of between 1 and 30 minutes. A pulse button enables rapid spin-down, with acceleration to the preset rpm followed by immediate deceleration. Safety is ensured by a door lock which prevents the SCF2 being opened while the rotor is in motion.
According to Chris O'Connor, Bibby Scientific CEO, `In addition to all the everyday lab tasks possible with the smaller, fixed-speed SCF1 Spinner, the SCF2 Microcentrifuge can be used for processes involving spin column kits for binding/washing, such as sample preparation, sample clean up and sample concentration. Other applications include pelleting of precipitates.'
The SCF2 Microcentrifuge incorporates BioCote protection, which dramatically reduces surface contamination in the laboratory and the associated risk of infection. This unique antimicrobial additive is applied during the manufacture of all Stuart benchtop laboratory equipment 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
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