New Benchtop Centrifuges from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences  Enhance Clinical Lab Productivity
The Allegra X-5 air-cooled benchtop centrifuge from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is designed specifically for clinical sample preparation.  As the latest member of the Allegra suite of benchtop centrifuges, the unit offers the performance, reliability and endurance under exacting circumstances for which the products are known.
Bundled packages, which include swinging bucket rotors and common adapters, enable fast and convenient setup, are offered for a range of clinical sample prep applications, and make it easy to order these energy efficient units.
Throughput and productivity are enhanced through seamless integration with the Beckman Coulter Automate 2500 family of sample processing systems.  Furthermore, Beckman Coulter UniCel DxC and UniCel DxI sample racks can be spun directly in the centrifuge, eliminating transfer steps.
A small footprint allows the unit to fit comfortably on the benchtop, while still providing capacity for up to 140 blood collection tubes.  Maximum speed of 4700 rpm and centrifugal force of up to 4470 x g shortens run times. 
“Reliability in demanding conditions makes the Allegra X-5 a smart addition to the clinical laboratory,” said David Rolwing, centrifuge product manager, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences.  “Its capacity and capability to integrate with Beckman Coulter analyzers will provide users with real productivity gains.”
Benchtop centrifuges in the Allegra suite are offered for such clinical sample preparation applications as serum, plasma and whole blood sample processing; protein precipitation and particulate and cell sedimentation; and in-vitro cytotoxicity and receptor binding sample processing.