New tubes minimize contamination risk, save storage space and are more sustainable

Nov. 13, 2019

Eppendorf, a provider of conical tube production and design and inventor of the Eppi tube, has launched a brand new 25 mL conical tube that is easier to use, minimizes storage space and is more sustainable.

Since many researchers work with sample volumes between 15 mL and 25 mL, but only 15 mL and 50 mL tubes were available, Eppendorf saw the need in the industry for a 25 mL conical tube.

The 25 mL conical tube is the same diameter as the conventional 50 mL conical tube and comes with either the new patented SnapTec snap cap or screw cap, both of which have high centrifugation stability. The wide opening, combined with the lower height, offers easy sample access. When working with low-volume pipettes and tips, the risk of cross-contamination between pipette and tube by touching the inner tube wall is also minimized. Premium raw materials were used in the production of the 25 mL conical tube ensuring the highest sample integrity and optimal sample and pellet visibility. Additionally, the smaller size saves space and allows for up to 30 percent more storage in fridges or freezers.

One of the most innovative features is the patented SnapTec cap, which is unique within the conical tube market. This cap is firmly connected to the tube and allows single-handed opening and closing for quick liquid extraction or addition of sample. This ease of use is particularly advantageous in multi-step lab protocols.

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