Centrifuge Tubes

A wide selection of premium centrifuge tubes are just a click away at MIDSCI!

We have the centrifuge tubes you’re looking for.
 
If you need to keep your light sensitive compounds nice and safe, turn to our Litesafe centrifuge tubes. Unlike amber tinted tubes, these ones are fully opaque and eliminate the hassle of using aluminum foil to protect your samples.
 
If you’re looking for high-quality, made in the U.S., centrifuge tubes for standard benchtop storage and mixing of liquid, then we highly recommend the conical Tornado Tubes we carry.
 
And if it’s sterile centrifuge tubes that won’t buckle during spins or crack at -80C that you need, then you’ll want to purchase the TPP premium centrifuge tubes we stock.

15ml and 50ml Tornado Conical Centrifuge Tube

15ml and 50ml Tornado Conical Centrifuge Tube

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Avant MaxyClear Microcentrifuge Tubes

PR1MA Microcentrifuge Tubes

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TPP PREMIUM Conical 15 and 50 mL Centrifuge Tubes

TPP PREMIUM Conical 15 and 50 mL Centrifuge Tubes

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PR1MA Microcentrifuge Tubes

Two Cap Styles: To suit customer preference:

  • Boil-proof (MCT15) caps are ideal for rigorous high-temp applications and tight storage conditions. Max Fill 1.7 mL with caps open and 1.5 with caps closed. 
  • Large, boil-resistant (MCT17) caps are easy to open & close, with a large labeling surface. Max Fill 1.7 mL with caps open and 1.5 with caps closed. 

Crystal-Clear Polymer: Facilitates visualization of samples.

G-Force: Rated to 20,000 x g.  

Graduations: every 100 µL for easy volume estimation.

Low Retention: Available with proprietary NoStick® resin to ensure maximum sample recovery.

Temperature Range: -80° C to +121° C.

Certified: Free of detectable RNase, DNase, DNA, PCR inhibitors, and tested pyrogen-free. Sterile product is certified pyrogen-free.
 

and Caps Packaged Together

PR1MA Screw Cap Tubes & Caps Packaged Together
 

PR1MA THREADED TUBES 

PR1MA threaded tubes offer a clean, safe environment for your important samples!

  • Manufactured from high-clarity, ultra-pure polypropylene (meets FDA 21 CFR 177.1520 & USP Class VI).
  • Versatile and durable tube developed for secure use in multiple laboratory environments.
  • Ideal for boiling applications.
  • Numerous tube and cap options to form an ideal combination for specific applications.
  • Rated to 20,000 x G.
  • Suitable for a wide range of temperatures from -196°C to +121°C. Note: not for immersion in liquid nitrogen.
  • Available in:
    • Ribbed (0.5, 1.5, & 2 mL)
    • Non-Graduated Clear (0.5 & 1.5 mL)
    • Graduated (1.5 & 2 mL): Marked at every 100 L for easy sample estimation.
  • Offered with either skirted or conical bases.
  • Non-Graduated, and Ribbed Sided options ideal for high throughput and automated processing
  • Certified free of detectable RNase, DNase, DNA, PCR inhibitors, and tested pyrogen-free. Sterile product is certified pyrogen-free.


Tubes for Kit Manufacturers? - Please contact us.  MIDSCI has screw cap tube options available specifically for use in diagnostic kits, providing kit manufacturers the freedom to choose an alternate source of consumables from an experienced and trusted U.S. plastics manufacturer. 

Homogenization Tubes? - 
Please contact us.  Homogenization calls for a tube that is built to withstand the rigors of lysing applications. When you need to be sure about the tube you select for lysing and bead beating, choose the brand that has the experience, innovation, and reliability of an industry leader.



PR1MA SCREW CAPS

Screw Caps are ideal for everyday laboratory applications as well as diagnostic kit manufacturing. From standard caps in bright colors to the molded grip caps with molded O-rings, there is a perfect seal for your important solutions. 


Grip Cap with Rubber Grip & O-ring (PR-SCMC)

  • Rubber ribs allow for effortless opening and closingeven when frozen.
  • Easy 3/4 turn to open and close.
  • Easy labeling surface.
  • Contrasting color stripes enable easy branding or organization. 
  • Made from ultra-pure polypropylene (meets FDA 21 CFR 177.1520 & USP Class VI) with an inert TPE O-ring molded directly into the cap.
  • Temperature range from -196°C to +121°C. Note: not for immersion in liquid nitrogen.
  • For use in medical, pharmaceutical and food industry, and molecular biology.


Standard Caps (PR-SCC)

  • Easy 3/4 turn to open and close.
  • Synthetic O-ring.
  • Available with and without attached tether.  Contact us if you want the tethered option.
  • Wide variety of color options.
  • Temperature range from -196°C to +121°C. Note: not for immersion in liquid nitrogen.
  • For use in medical, pharmaceutical and food industry, and molecular biology.
and Caps Sold Separately

PR1MA Screw Cap Tubes & Caps Sold Separately

PR1MA threaded tubes offer a clean, safe environment for your important samples!

  • Manufactured from high-clarity, ultra-pure polypropylene (meets FDA 21 CFR 177.1520 & USP Class VI).
  • Versatile and durable tube developed for secure use in multiple laboratory environments.
  • Ideal for boiling applications.
  • Numerous tube and cap options to form an ideal combination for specific applications.
  • Rated to 20,000 x G.
  • Suitable for a wide range of temperatures - from -196°C to +121°C. Note: not for immersion in liquid nitrogen.
  • Available in:
    • Ribbed (0.5, 1.5, & 2 mL)
    • Non-Graduated Clear (0.5 & 1.5 mL)
    • Graduated (1.5 & 2 mL): Marked at every 100 µL for easy sample estimation.
  • Offered with either skirted or conical bases.
  • Non-Graduated, and Ribbed Sided options ideal for high throughput and automated processing
  • Certified free of detectable RNase, DNase, DNA, PCR inhibitors, and tested pyrogen-free. Sterile product is certified pyrogen-free.

Tubes for Kit Manufacturers? - Please contact us.  MIDSCI has screw cap tube options available specifically for use in diagnostic kits, providing kit manufacturers the freedom to choose an alternate source of consumables from an experienced and trusted U.S. plastics manufacturer. 
Homogenization Tubes? - Please contact us.  Homogenization calls for a tube that is built to withstand the rigors of lysing applications. When you need to be sure about the tube you select for lysing and bead beating, choose the brand that has the experience, innovation, and reliability of an industry leader.

PR1MA SCREW CAPS

Screw Caps are ideal for everyday laboratory applications as well as diagnostic kit manufacturing. From standard caps in bright colors to the molded grip caps with molded O-rings, there is a perfect seal for your important solutions. 

Grip Cap with Rubber Grip & O-ring (PR-SCMC)

  • Rubber ribs allow for effortless opening and closingeven when frozen.
  • Easy 3/4 turn to open and close.
  • Easy labeling surface.
  • Contrasting color stripes enable easy branding or organization. 
  • Made from ultra-pure polypropylene (meets FDA 21 CFR 177.1520 & USP Class VI) with an inert TPE O-ring molded directly into the cap.
  • Temperature range from -196°C to +121°C. Note: not for immersion in liquid nitrogen.
  • For use in medical, pharmaceutical and food industry, and molecular biology.
  • Need colors see our Assorted Pack (-RB).  Need individual colors or white contact us for special orders.

Standard Caps (PR-SCC)

  • Easy 3-4 turn to open and close.
  • Synthetic O-ring.
  • Available with and without attached tether.  Contact us if you want the tethered option.
  • Wide variety of color options.
  • Temperature range from -196°C to +121°C. Note: not for immersion in liquid nitrogen.
  • For use in medical, pharmaceutical and food industry, and molecular biology.
  • Need colors see our Assorted Pack (-RB).  Need individual colors or amber contact us for special orders.
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  • Sterile, polypropylene
  • DNAse/RNAse and pyrogen-FREE
  • White shaded writing area
  • Black graduations
  • Racked or bagged
  • Temp Range: -80°C to +40°C
  • The 15 mL tubes can withstand up to 12,000 (RCF)g, and the 50 mL can withstand up to 16,000 (RCF)g. 

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ASTORNADOTUBES

TPP PREMIUM Conical 15 and 50 mL Centrifuge Tubes

"No more cracking at -80°C or buckling during spins!"

TPP Premium Conical Centrifuge Tubes are designed for exceptional performance that surpasses standard 15 mL and 50 mL conical tubes.

Ideal for aliquoting and centrifuging reagents

  • Freezing & boiling proof
  • Tubes and Caps are manufactured to withstand equivalent centrifugal force, thus eliminating abnormal tube buckling
  • Screw Caps are designed with pronounced internal grooves
    • Gas and Aerosol tight
    • Enables a fitted seal to prevent leaking during spinning, transportation or storage
    • Protects sample integrity by reducing contamination
  • Graduations all the way down to 0.1 mL (for 15 mL tubes/ 0.5 mL for 50 mL tubes)

Perfect for long term storage
  • Manufactured with the highest quality of virgin raw materials
    • Minimizes sample interaction with the centrifuge tube material while preventing leaching that decreases sample integrity
    • No additives, slip agents, biocides or plasticizers are utilized in the manufacturing process

White writing surface for easy labeling
  •  On top of cap - promotes easy identification of tubes in rack
  • On side of tube - permits detailed description labeling

Application based options available
  • Centrifugation  & Storage - 15 & 50 mL PP conical tube , 15 mL PS conical tube and 13 mL PS flat tube
  • Media filtration & Storage - 50 mL PP skirted tube
  • Cell line cryovial freezing in isopropanol bath - 15 mL PS conical tube


Quality Assurance

  • Sterile (gamma irradiated)
  • DNAse/RNAse, pyrogen, and heavy metal-free

Outstanding optical clarity


 

Material

Temp Range

Max. RCF

Polypropylene (PP) Tubes

-190°C to 100°C

15,500 xg

Polystyrene (PS) Tubes

-30°C to 70°C

1,700 xg

Polyethylene (PE) Caps

-40°C to 70°C

n/a

Culture Tubes

  • Sterile, RNase, DNase, pyrogen and cytotoxin free
  • Available in Polypropylene or Polystyrene
  • Dual-Position Plug Caps
  • Compatible with all standard equipment

These disposable sterile tubes are made of high quality polypropylene (PP) plastic that will withstand temperatures from -190° to +120°C. They are also available in crystal clear polystyrene (PS) with a range of 0° to 70°C. Caps are made of polyethylene (PE) and have the popular two position design (up/loose for aerobic work and down/sealed for anaerobic cultures). Polystyrene tubes may be centrifuged at up to 2,000 x g. Polypropylene tubes withstand higher forces, up to 4,000 x g.

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ASCULTUBES

DuoClick™ Two Position Screw-Cap Culture Tubes

  • New patent pending screw-cap!
  • Aerobic culturing at first click
  • Anaerobic after second click
  • Printed graduations
  • Flat, markable screw-cap

DuoClick™ tubes feature a unique, patent pending screw closure system. DuoClick™ tubes completely eliminate the excess force, splashing and general frustration of traditional snap-cap culture tubes. The advanced cap design includes two distinct positions for aerobic and anaerobic culturing. Just rotate the cap 1/4 turn to the first click to secure the cap in the aerobic position. Or, rotate it another 1/2 turn past the second click for a leakproof, airtight seal for anaerobic culturing.

DuoClick™ tubes are available gamma sterilized, with screw caps attached, and in our exclusive ready-to- use rack packaging. Polypropylene tubes can be centrifuged at up to 4,000 x g.

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ASCULT5MLTUBES

FlowTubes for Flow Cytometry Instruments

  • Compatible with FACS instruments
  • Available with 35um strainer cap, standard cap, or no cap
  • Clear polystyrene
  • 5mL capacity

 

Designed for Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting/ flow cytometry equipment these flow tubes are made of crystal clear polystyrene and are 12x75mm.

To ensure consistent compatibility with the automated instrument the diameter and wall thickness is held to very tight tolerances.  The tubes are available with the standard two-position culture cap, no cap at all, or with a cap that contains a 35um nylon mesh screen.  They are primarily used to collect dissociated sample for subsequent processing in automated flow cytometry instruments.

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ASFACSTUBE

5mL Snap-Cap MacroTubes®

  • Compatible with standard equipment
  • Easy-open flip top
  • Syringe port in cap
  • Unsurpassed Clarity
  • Dual graduations at every 0.2mL and 0.5mL

5mL MacroTubes® scale up the conveniences of standard 1.5mL tubes for larger volumes. These polypropylene tubes come with an attached cap that provides a tight, leak proof seal, and can also be opened (or closed) with one hand. The cap is designed to provide a secure seal from -86°C to +80°C.

They have the same diameter as standard 15mL tubes for compatibility with centrifuge rotors, etc. In many applications, they have replaced 15mL tubes, reducing plastic waste, storage space and shipping costs. Contamination of pipettor shafts can be eliminated because the tube length is short enough for standard 1mL and/or 5mL tips to reach the tube's conical bottom.

Dimensions: 16.5 x 54mm (not including rim and cap)

Maximum Centrifugal Force: 25,000 x g (when properly supported in appropriate rotor)

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AS5MLSNAPTUBES

Buy 3 Cases of 5 mL Screw Cap Tubes, Get a FREE Workstation Rack (C1005-T5-60RK-F)

Offer valid through 7/23/21. This promo cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts.  All terms apply.   
 

 
Our new 5mL MacroTube has the convenience of a 1.5mL tube but scaled up for larger Vols. In many cases, these can replace 15mL tubes, dramatically reducing plastic waste, storage space and shipping costs. Additionally, the 56mm length (vs. 120mm for 15mL tubes, greatly reduces the risk of contamination of pipettor shafts, allowing 1mL or 5mL tips to easily reach the bottom.


The tubes are made of high clarify, low binding virgin polypropylene and are certified RNase/DNase free. The 16mm diameter is identical to standard 15mL tubes, thus ensuring compatibility with existing centrifuge rotors. Other equipment, specially designed for 5mL tubes is available.


The MacroTubes are suppled with 20mm(OD) caps that seal smoothly and completely with a single 360° turn. Useable from -86 °C to 110 °C, they are a valuable vessel for boiling and low temperature sample preservation. Choose from non-sterile bulk packaging, or sterile rack packaging (upright in foam racks with caps attached).

Specifications:

  • Compatible with standard equipment
  • Withstands up to 25,000 X g
  • Dual graduations (at every .2mL and .5mL)
  • Unsurpassed clarity
  • RNase and DNase free
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AS5MLTUBES

New and Improved 5mL centrifuge tubes from MIDSCI. These polypropylene tubes come with an attached cap that provides a leak proof seal and can be effortlessly opened with one hand. The cap is designed to provide a secure seal from -86°C to 180°C. In incubated, heating applications, the tube may be boiled for up to 10 minutes. A cap lock is available for temperatures above 80°C (C1005-T5-CAP). The tubes are made of maximum clarity, low-binding virgin polypropylene and are certified RNase and DNase free. Sterile tubes are also available and packaged in bags of 10 tubes.


The 16mm diameter is identical to the diameter of standard 15mL tubes, which ensures further compatibility with centrifuge rotors and other applications. Compared to 15 mL tubes, the threat of pipettor shaft contamination is greatly reduced as the 56mm total tube length (compared to 120mm for 15 mL conicals) is short enough for standard 1 mL tips to reach the 5mL tubes conical bottom.

The syringe port in the cap is not only useful for needle and syringe access, but also can be useful for venting internal pressure that has built up due to incubation at higher temperatures.

  • Easy flip open top
  • High clarity, virgin polypropylene
  • Syringe port in cap
  • Compatible with standard equipment for 15 mL conicals
  • Dual graduations (at every 0.5 and 0.2 mL)
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AS5MLTUBES1

LiteSafe Centrifuge Tubes

Midsci offers a complete family of products to keep your samples, reagents and solutions safe. Unlike amber tinted tubes, these products are completely opaque, therefore protecting even the most light sensitive compounds. Midsci LiteSafe tubes eliminate the inconvenience of fitting tubes with aluminum foil to protect samples. Ideal for use with fluorescent probes or ethidium bromide.

15 & 50mL Centrifuge Tubes

Disposable polypropylene tubes and caps with recessed lid to prevent leaking. Frosted writing surface allows for permanent identification and labeling. Autoclavable to 122°C and can be stored in freezers to -100°C.

RCF values: 15mL, 8,400g / 50mL, 10,000g

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ASLITESAFETUBES
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