Prepare assay plates directly from 2D coded tubes

Published: 5-Apr-2018

Micronic has developed a 0.30 ml tube with external thread, enabling miniaturisation of reaction volumes required in genomic applications

To address the ever-increasing need for low volume genomics, Micronic has developed the 0.30 ml tube with external thread that enables miniaturisation of reaction volumes required in genomic applications.

The tube cuts out screening plates and is more accessible for low volume liquid handlers. The automation friendly 0.30 ml tube, with a working volume of 210 µl, is suitable for RNA/DNA libraries, unique aliquoting and storage capacity with multi access.

The 0.30 ml tube is the smallest tube size in a range of new designs featuring an external thread. Using externally threaded tubes for sample storage eliminates the possibility of the sample coming into contact with the screw thread, greatly reducing the chance of cross-contamination while improving sample integrity.

Due to thick tube walls, the tube has a sturdy design and excellent properties for ultra-low temperature storage. The triple thread of the tubes gives an excellent closure and horizontal placement of the cap to ensure long-term sample preservation and storage. The screw cap also has a triple start thread for optimal sealing quality and is available in 6 different colors.

The code surface of the tubes with external thread, features a raised edge, which protects the 2D code against accidental scratches. Due to the unique injection moulding technique used to manufacture the sample storage tubes, the black code surface with 2D Data-Matrix code cannot be separated from the transparent tube.

The 2D codes also have a human-readable code for additional identification. The codes are permanently laser-etched into the tube bottom so they do not wear out or fall off.

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 US. All of its labware equipment is assembled in-house and the sample tubes are made using medical-approved polypropylene (CE-IVD) and are RNase/DNase and pyrogen free.

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