Category: sample

Tinted storage tubes maintain integrity of biological samples

Amber sample tubes from Micronic protect biological samples from photodegradation

MANY biological samples are prone to photo degradation, where the action of light causes changes that can invalidate subsequent laboratory tests. Micronic says that its Amber polypropylene storage tubes ensure the integrity of light sensitive biological samples, even over long-term…

Barcode scanner boosts laboratory sample management

THE new DataPaq Cube barcode reader from Ziath uses a dual camera set-up to provide fast and flexible scanning of 2D barcoded tubes in both SBS and cryobox formats. The company says the DataPaq Cube works with all currently available…

More storage volume in 96-tube format

STORING high sample volumes in the minimum space is a challenge faced by many laboratories.   Micronic now offers a new answer to this perennial dilemma with its 2.00ml storage tubes, which provide higher volume storage within an industry-standard 96-tube rack…

Alphanumeric storage tubes are laser-etched

NEW range of sample storage tubes from Micronic have their alphanumeric codes permanently etched by laser for long-term legibility.  Available in 0.5ml, 0.75ml, 1.1ml, and 1.4ml volumes, the tubes are manufactured from a single component and have a flat polypropylene…

Cap a complete rack of tubes in seconds

A COMPLETE rack of 96 sample tubes can be capped in just 4-9 seconds, which is less than half the time of competitive systems, using the Univo CP480 electric capper says Micronic.  This versatile laboratory benchtop unit can cap all…

Supporting high throughput screening in academic labs

THE NEW Centre for Biomolecular Science at the University of Nottingham, UK, has been given a recent boost with the installation of sample storage and tube-to-plate processing systems from TTP Labtech. The fully automated facility for the Managed Chemical Compound…

Automatic scanning of barcodes on lab racks

IT IS now possible to scan 1D barcodes on sample tubes in the laboratory in just five seconds, using the Tracxer BC210 barcode reader as an accessory to the Micronic RS210 Tracxer Code Reader. The Tracxer RS210 provides complete tube…

Multiple sample vials in 96-well microplate footprint

COMBINING the benefits of individual sample vials with the handling advantages of the standard 96-well microplate format, JG Finneran’s new Snap Seal Vials and Snap Top Caps may appeal to many laboratories. An adaptation of the company’s existing vials and…

Sample tubes are big inside, small outside

CLAIMING a trick worthy of the Tardis, Octygen sample storage tubes offer a useful 475 micolitre storage volume but occupy just 60 percent of the space needed for typical 0.5ml tubes. The secret to this cleverness is the use of…