Sample storage solutions designer Micronic is announcing the launch of an innovative new 1.40ml tube with an external screw thread. The tube is the first in a range of new designs featuring an external thread, and will be available in May 2016.
Using externally-threaded tubes for sample storage eliminates the possibility of the sample coming into contact with the screw thread, which greatly reduces the chance of cross-contamination. Externally threaded tubes also allow for a higher volume of material to be stored inside, which means that sample tubes can hold more while occupying the same amount of storage space.
“The triple thread of the 1.40ml externally threaded tube gives an excellent closure and horizontal placement of the cap,” says Bart Kramer, Micronic’s Product Development Manager. “This ensures safe long-term sample preservation and storage.” The new externally-threaded tubes are designed for long-term as well as ultra-low temperature storage, and they are compatible with automated systems.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Micronic’s products are produced in a certified class-7 clean room environment at facilities in both the Netherlands and the United States. All of their labware equipment is assembled in-house. The sample tubes are made using medical-approved polypropylene (CE-IVD) and are RNase/DNase and pyrogen free.
Due to the unique injection molding and assembly process used to produce the sample tubes, the black code surface cannot be separated from the transparent tube. The tube code surface also features a raised edge, which protects the available 2D data matrix code from accidental scratches. The 2D codes also have a human-readable code for additional identification.
The tubes will be on the market in May 2016, and will be available for purchase in bulk and in Micronic’s 96-4 Rack.