Beckman Coulter Introduces The Optima MAX-TL Tabletop Ultracentrifuge
Compact, Quiet Instrument Offers Optimum Efficiency
The Optima MAX-TL tabletop ultracentrifuge, from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, delivers optimum functionality and efficiency within a compact and quiet package. Joining the Optima line of floor and tabletop ultracentrifuges, this entry-level instrument offers context-sensitive onscreen help and is available in multiple native languages to meet a full range of separation requirements in a user-friendly environment.
Users can set multiple programs of up to five steps each using an easily navigated, full-color LCD touch-screen accessible in nine languages: English, Spanish, German, Japanese, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and Chinese (simplified).
Fully compatible with Beckman Coulter TL labware and fixed-angle, swinging bucket and unique near-vertical tube (NVT) rotors, the Optima MAX-TL can be used in applications including separation of subcellular particles, viruses and viral particles, rate-zonal separation of proteins in sucrose gradient, separation of lipoproteins, pelleting of RNA through a CsCl gradient, isopycnic separation of plasmid DNA and others.
With a maximum speed of 120,000 rpm and maximum rcf of 657,000 x g, the instruments control speed within ±50 rpm of set point. Temperatures can be set from 0° to 40°C in 1°C increments, and controlled within ±2°C of set point (after equilibrium). The units operate in ambient temperatures from 15° to 35°C. Thermoelectric refrigeration eliminates CFCs and ODCs.
Beckman Coulter Optima MAX-TL ultracentrifuges fit in a standard BioSafety hood, include HEPA filtration (filter available separately), and can use BioSafe centrifuge tubes and fluid containment annulus rotors. Operating sound level is <47dBa.
“The Optima MAX-TL tabletop is an instrument for those working with smaller sample sizes and fills out our best-in-class line of ultracentrifuges,” noted Patrick O’Donnell, senior global manager of marketing. “The unit’s features and user-friendly qualities will make it of great service to researchers.”
Market-leading Optima X Series floor models, including the XE and XPN, and Optima MAX Series tabletop models, including the Optima MAX-XP and the new MAX-TL, comprise a complete line of ultracentrifuges. Total system design integrates instrument, rotors and labware to provide unparalleled performance and usability across the full range.
About Beckman Coulter
Beckman Coulter, Inc., based in Orange County, Calif., develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical tests. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on six continents. For more than 75 years, Beckman Coulter products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care. For more information, visit www.BeckmanCoulter.com.
SOURCE: Beckman Coulter, Inc.