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Microcentrifuge Tubes

safePort™ Screw Cap Vials SKU: 5115-21

ACTGene

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2 (500 - 5000 Units)
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5115-21pk, 5115-21cs
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Microcentrifuge Tubes

thinWall™ 0.2ml PCR Tubes SKU: 2102-13

ACTGene

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2 (1000 - 20000 Units)
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2102-13pk, 2102-13cs
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Microcentrifuge Tubes

1.5ml Graduated microcentrifuge tube

Greentree Scientific

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1 (1000 Tubes)
Catalog IDs
T5059G
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Microcentrifuge Tubes

Tube, Thinwall, Polypropylene, 175 µL, 5 x 20 mm

Beckman Coulter

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1 (100 Tubes)
Catalog IDs
342630
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Microcentrifuge Tubes

1.5ml Safe-Lock Tubes, Clear

Genesee Scientific

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1 (500 Tubes)
Catalog IDs
86-913
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Microcentrifuge Tubes

VWR® Microcentrifuge Tubes, Polypropylene, Standard Line

VWR International

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2 (1 pack)
Catalog IDs
10025-724-500, 10025-724-5000
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Microcentrifuge Tubes

Olympus 5ml Centrifuge Tubes, Clear

Olympus Plastics

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1 (200 Tubes)
Catalog IDs
24-285
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Microcentrifuge Tubes

DNA LoBind Tubes SKU: 22431048

Eppendorf

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1 (250 Units)
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22431048
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Microcentrifuge Tubes

Safe-Lock Microcentrifuge Tube SKU: 925000064

Eppendorf

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1 (1000 Tubes)
Catalog IDs
925000064
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Microcentrifuge Tubes

Clear Tubes (2.0 ml), U-Bottom

Zymo Research

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$ 15.00 (50 Tubes)
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2 (50 - 500 Tubes)
Catalog IDs
C1027-50, C1027-500
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Microcentrifuge Tubes

Snap-Cap Microcentrifuge Tubes SKU: 4157

Bio Plas

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2 (1000 - 10000 Tubes)
Catalog IDs
4157-1000, 4157-10000
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Microcentrifuge Tubes

Flat Top Microcentrifuge Tubes SKU: 4304

Bio Plas

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$ 25.99 (500 Tubes)
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2 (500 - 10000 Tubes)
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4304-500, 4304-10000
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Microcentrifuge Tube Applications

Microcentrifuge tubes – often referred to as Eppis (short for Eppendorf reaction tubes) – are a common staple of lab plasticware, that can be used for various applications including:

• Preparation of reaction mixtures

• Storage of samples like RNA, cDNA, protein lysates, and cells

• Used to aliquot stock solutions like antibodies and different reagents

• Centrifugation of small volumes e.g. cell suspensions or beads resulting in pellets and supernatants

• Incubation of various reactions at numerous temperatures e.g. restriction endonuclease reactions or ligation reactions

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Microcentrifuge Tube Variations

In most cases, tubes are made of polypropylene, but different materials are available too. They need to withstand high centrifugal force as well as a wide range of temperatures. Microcentrifuge tubes are also resistant to commonly used chemicals like acids and alkaline solutions.

Tubes can also come pre-sterilized (by radiation) and are often autoclavable.

Microcentrifuge tubes are suitable for volumes in the microliter (µl) range and also up to 5 ml. They vary between round, conical or flat bottoms and are most commonly transparent. However colored tubes are available to help you identify and sort your samples. For reagents or samples sensitive to light use black or brown tubes, which are optically opaque. Screw and SafeSeal caps are suited for storage or procedures where a tight-fitting cap is required.

For the storage of cells in liquid nitrogen tanks, you should choose distinct cryovials designed for extreme negative temperatures. They are equipped with a screw cap and a silicone washer seal to ensure cell safety.