Best benchtop microplate centrifuge
June 14, 2010 6:42 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend a compact benchtop centrifuge that accepts 96-well plates?

I'm looking for a compact centrifuge that can spin 96-well plates so I wouldn't have to go through the hassle of swapping rotors all the time. Ideally this centrifuge takes up a small amount of space and be relatively inexpensive (<$1500). This centrifuge will be used to spin down PCR plates, so the centrifuge doesn't have to be all that strong.
posted by Lord Force Crater to Science & Nature (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I tested the MPS-1000 for a week. It's only about $500 but it sucked so bad that we ended up returning it to the sales rep – it wouldn't get bubbles out at all.

There's the HandyFuge, but I haven't tried it.
posted by halogen at 7:47 PM on June 14, 2010

Either of those centrifuges will work just fine for you if you use a mastermix with anti-foaming reagents (like Quanta, for instance).
posted by halogen at 7:55 PM on June 14, 2010

Best answer: you can make one from a salad spinner!
posted by be11e at 9:34 PM on June 14, 2010

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