Designed to help researchers select the general purpose benchtop centrifuge package best suited to their application, the new
Thermo Scientific centrifuge product selection tool combines educational information with a product selection guide.
Different applications place unique demands on a centrifuge: speed, capacity, rotor and adapter requirements can vary widely. For a cell culture lab, pellet quality and reproducibility are key.
A clinical lab, on the other hand, needs fast acceleration and deceleration times to facilitate quick processing, and the ability to accommodate different volumes throughout the day, whereas a molecular biology lab needs to process a wide range of tubes and plates at different speeds. There is a broad spectrum of Thermo Scientific centrifuges and associated rotors available to support these research applications.
The tool helps take the guesswork out of the decision-making process so researchers can quickly select the ideal general purpose centrifuge, rotor and accessory combination for their use.
Available as a web-based or iPad app version, the tool prompts users to choose one of four general application areas and select whether there is a need for a refrigerated or ventilated centrifuge.
Next, the tool provides volume options to meet the throughput requirements of the lab, followed by a list of appropriate centrifuge packages to meet the specified needs. Packages include the centrifuge, rotor(s) and accessories in one easy-to-order bundle.
The accompanying presentation provides an interactive overview of Thermo Scientific general purpose centrifuges, and the resource library includes a host of available videos, literature and manuals. Access the online version at
www.thermoscientific.com/benchcentrifugeguide, or download the “Thermo Scientific Lab Products App Library” on your iPad and open the “Benchtop Centrifuge Guide.” Key Applications
Clinical and healthcare
Multi-application/general life science
Educational – Take an interactive self-guided tour, or browse the resource library for relevant videos, Smart Notes, data sheets, brochures and manuals
Application-focused – Easily find the ideal centrifuge package, including rotor(s) and accessories, based on your application needs
Easy-to-use – Answer a short set of questions and easily request a quote once the appropriate centrifuge package is selected
The resource is available in two formats:
Mobile app for iPad:
Download the “Thermo Scientific Lab Products App Library” on the App Store, and open the “Benchtop Centrifuge Guide.” About Thermo Fisher Scientific
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