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General Tubes

Tubes

Tubes are key components in experiments. Tubes are used to prepare and perform reactions, and to store the final reaction product. Tubes should be of a trustworthy quality, durable, consistent, and stable. BIOplastics tubes are manufactured under strict quality controlled conditions. The design ensures smooth inner surfaces, easy closure and reproducible results. Most tubes are made of PP unless otherwise indicated. Depending on type and model, BIOplastics tubes can be frozen down to -200 °C and heated up to 100 °C.
BIOplastics microcentrifuge tubes can be centrifuged up to 20,000 g

Tubes with special features can be found in the relevant chapters.

Tube Material and Product Binding Properties

Type of vessel Application Competitor vessel BIOplastics tubes (M type)BIOplastics (O type)
(q)PCR tubes, strips, plates Binding to DNA % Up to 2% NA < 0.3%
Binding to proteins % Up to 4% NA < 0.8%
Temperature work range °Cmainly -20 to 100 °CNA - 30 to 100 °C
Microcentrifuge tubes 0.5, 1.5 & 2 mlBinding to DNA % Up to 5% < 0.6% < 0.3%
Binding to proteins % Up to 6% < 0.6% < 0.6%
Pop-Open at 99 °C yes > 80% No No
Temperature work range °Cmainly -20 to 99 °C - 80 to 100 °C - 80 to 100 °C
Screw cap tubes 0.5, 1.5 & 2 ml Binding to DNA % Up to 5% < 0.6% < 0.3%
Binding to proteins % Up to 6% < 0.6% < 0.6%
Accept organic solutions No > 95% Yes Yes
Temperature work range °Cmainly -25 to 100 °C- 200 to 100 °C - 80 to 100 °C
Titer dilution and storage tubes Binding to DNA % Up to 4% < 0.6% NA
Binding to proteins % Up to 4% < 0.6% NA
Temperature work range °Cmainly -25 to 100 °C- 180 to 100 °C NA

Screw Cap Tubes and Screw Cap Properties

Type of Screw Cap Tube and CapStorage < -80°C ≥ 3 yearsStorage < -80°C < 3 yearsIncubation ≥ 95°C ≥ 2 hoursIncubation ≥ 95°C < 2 hoursStorage > -80°C ≥ 3 yearsStorage > -80°C < 3 years
Regular Screw Cap Tubes with Secure Closure Cap yesyesyesyesyesyes
Regular Screw Cap Tubes with Easy Closure Screw Cap noyes noyes noyes
Low Binding Screw Cap Tubes with Secure Closure Cap yesyesyesyesyesyes
Low Binding Screw Cap Tubes with Easy Closure Screw Cap no noyesyes noyes
Bead-Beat Screw Cap Tubes with Secure Closure Cap yesyesyesyesyesyes
Bead-Beat Screw Cap Tubes with Easy Closure Screw Cap yesyes noyesyesyes