New Benchtop Centrifuges from Beckman Coulter

Allegra X-5 Units Provide High Throughput in a Small Footprint

The Allegra X-5 air-cooled benchtop centrifuge from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is designed specifically for clinical sample preparation.

‘The Allegra X-5 benchtop centrifuge, from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences,...
‘The Allegra X-5 benchtop centrifuge, from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, automates clinical sample processing’.
‘The Allegra X-5 benchtop centrifuge, from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences,...
‘The Allegra X-5 benchtop centrifuge, from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, automates clinical sample processing’.

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 analysers 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.        

Allegra X-5 can also be used in research labs for sample prep, but it is only set up to run standard blood tube sizes.  If a research lab has the need to spin blood tubes, the Allegra X-5 is perfectly suited for that application

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is dedicated to improving the health of people around the world. The company’s global leadership and world-class service and support delivers sophisticated instrument systems, reagents and services to life science researchers in academic and commercial laboratories, enabling new discoveries in biology-based research and development. A leader in centrifugation and flow cytometry, Beckman Coulter has long been an innovator in capillary electrophoresis, particle characterization and laboratory automation, and its products are used at the forefront of important areas of investigation, including genomics and proteomics. For more information, please visit www.beckmancoulter.com

16.09.2013

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