Product Focus: Centrifuges
Today’s centrifuges are more sophisticated than ever. Consequently, customers can find platforms that fit right into today’s wide range of centrifuge applications. In fact, Nick Horsley, general manager at Hettich Instruments in Beverly, Massachusetts, says, “Centrifuge accessories have become very important.” Those accessories can help a lab select a system that can multitask.
Many centrifuge customers want the capability of processing more samples in less space. Peter Will, centrifuge product manager at Labnet International—a part of Corning Life Sciences located in Edison, New Jersey—explains: “Customers are asking us to keep the footprint of centrifuges small but increase the capacity, by redesigning rotors to accommodate more tubes.” In many cases, that spawns advances in benchtop devices. “Many people want the capacity of a floor-model unit of the past but in a benchtop style,” says Will.
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