TPP Plastics

MIDSCI carries an extensive selection of superior quality TPP plastics built to boost cell health and provide reliable experimental results.

 

Our line of TPP products, including cell culture plasticware, are made from the highest purity TPP plastics and are innovatively modeled to improve the generation of consistent and reproducible data.

 

Ergonomically designed to offer better comfort and sample handling, our TPP plasticwares secure optimal cell retrieval for more efficient downstream applications.

 

Our TPP plastics, including cell and tissue cultureware, offer a flatter, more consistent growth surface for a more consistent monolayer as well.

 

Furthermore, insulated vents ensure even temperature distribution when stacked.

 

Finally, ridged gripping surface on dishes and plates facilitate handling, high visibility, painted alphanumerics, graduations and writing surfaces

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Premium TPP Tissue Culture Flasks with Vented Caps

Innovative features and outstanding cell growth properties make the TPP Tissue Culture Flasks the ideal choice for adherent cell culture in academia and industry.

Key Features:

  • Cell growth surface
    • Uniform flat growth surface promotes cell growth without clumping
    • Growth area is opto-mechanically treated to promote cell adhesion and growth
  • Lifted base
    • Stable, slip-free stacking of multiple TPP flasks
    • Allows for air flow between flasks to prevent condensation buildup
      • Resulting in uniform temperature and CO2 distribution
  • Crystal clear transparency for great microscopy images!
  • Geometry of the neck reduces risk of media slop over
  • Geometry of the neck guarantees total access of TPP pipettes, TPP scrappers and the TPP spatula. No dead corners = 100% cell retrieval.
  • White and accurate Vol graduations for optic control of the filling Vol.
  • Highly visible bilateral marking area
  • Vented cap settings for "on" at 12 o'clock position and "off" at 3 o'clock position.

Additional Advantages:

Flasks are available in either filter cap or vented cap:

The TPP Click

1. A click and the <> screw cap is in the <> aeration-position.
Visual control: the slightly raised rectangle is at 12 o'clock.
2. Turn <> screw cap clockwise 90° to close the flask gas-tight closed.
Visual control: the slightly raised rectangle is at 3 o'clock.

Filter Membrane in Filter Screw Cap
The filter screw caps feature a hydrophobic PTFE membrane with a pore size of 0.22 µm. This offers protection - as the hydrophobic characteristics repell any fluid - with optimal gas exchange at the same time.

Quality Assurance:

  • Made from optically clear polystyrene for excellent viewing
  • Sterile, packaged in gamma irradiated, sterile sleeves
  • Certified DNAse/RNAse, nucleic acid, and pyrogen-free

Order#

Description

Cap Style

Quantity

TP90025

25 cm² TC Flask

Vented

360/cs

TP90026

25 cm² TC Flask

Filtered

360/cs

TP90075

75 cm² TC Flask

Vented

100/cs

TP90076

75 cm² TC Flask

Filtered

100/cs

TP90150

150 cm² TC Flask

Vented

36/cs

TP90151

150 cm² TC Flask

Filtered

36/cs

TP90300

300 cm² TC Flask

Vented

18/cs

TP90301

300 cm² TC Flask

Filtered

18/cs

Item#:
ASTPPFLASKS

TPP Filtration units - Rapid Filtermax in bottle-filter combo or filter alone beats the competition in speed of filtration and ergonomic design. The overall quadratic shape not only provides a sturdier design and saves refrigerator space with its square bottom, but also houses the premium 0.2µm PES membrane in a larger size.

Key features:

  • Large quadratic filter surface of 49 cm2 (250mL filter) and 69 cm2 (500mL filter)  is 20% larger than similar Vol units with circular membranes
  • Premium PES (Polyethersulfone) filter membrane, pore size of 0.22 µm
  • High flow rate
  • Low protein binding, excellent chemical resistance
  • Secure footprint: unlike round filters, TPP square filters are more stable when filtering and less likely to tip over
  • 45mm neck thread on filter
    • Filter tops can fit bottles with 45 mm neck thread
  • Quadratic form stores media more efficiently with less wasted space than circular bottles

Additional user-friendly advantages:

  • Tapered form at the neck enables large and small hands a firm and slip free grip of the rapid-Filtermax system  even when wearing rubber gloves
  • One separate packed screw cap and adapter for the vacuum connection hose with inside diameter of Ø 6  10 mm (2.36  3.94 inch) is supplied with each system
  • Full buyers flexibility: choice of filter set, top only or flask only, all provided with a 45mm screw thread.

Quality Assurance:

  • Gamma-sterilized, DNAse/RNAse-Free, and pyrogen-Free
  • Individually wrapped in peel-off plastic wrapper
  • Screw cap & vacuum accessories included in each sterile package 

Order#

Description

Quantity

TP99150

150mL Rapid-Filtermax Bottle Filter

18/cs

TP99250

250mL Rapid-Filtermax Bottle Filter

12/cs

TP99500

500mL Rapid-Filtermax Bottle Filter

10/cs

TP99505

500mL Rapid-Filtermax (bottle-top filter)

21/cs

TP99950

1000mL Rapid-Filtermax Bottle Filter

9/cs

TP99955

1000mL Rapid-Filtermax (bottle-top filter)

12/cs

 

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ASTPFILTERMAX

Innovative features and outstanding cell growth properties make the TPP Tissue Culture 10cm² tiny flask (also known as T10 Flat Tube) the ideal choice for cell stock startup & sampling in academia and industry.

Culture, Visualize and Centrifuge in a single tube

Key Features:

  • Multifunctional: cultivation, incubation, examination under microscopy, and centrifugation all is one tube!
  • 10 cm2 Cell growth surface
    • Treated only on growth surface to promote cell attachment and propagation
    • Outstanding flatness of surface promotes uniform cell growth without clumping
    • Optical clarity allows for great microscopy imaging!
      • Sloped and flattened upper side results in reduced refraction when taking images
  • Large opening for complete access of pipettes and scrapers
  • Conical Bottom
    • Aids pelleting during centrifugation
    • Spin and culture in the same tube in a 50 mL rotor!
    • Spin up to 1,200 x g
  • Kick Stand
    • Secure placement on microscope stage for observation
    • Stable use in tissue culture hood or CO2 incubator


Ergonomic Features:

  • Eliminates contamination risk associated with additional transfer steps
  • White graduations for accurate media measurements.
  • White marking areas for easy labeling
  • Filtered cap with 0.22µm PTFE hydrophobic membrane prevents media accumulation and contamination risks
  • Full access to growth surface via TPP cell scrapers or TPP serological pipettes

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Order#

Description

Cap Style

Quantity

TP91243

10cm² TC Flask, conical

Filtered

216/cs

Item#:
ASTPPTINY

Premium TPP Tissue Culture Dishes

Key Features:

  • Vents provide airflow between stacked dishes for consistent growth conditions and prevention of Condensation
  • Surface treatment of the growth area developed by TPP optimally enhances the proliferation of the cells
  • Serrated grip ring on lid prevents accidental drops or lid lift offs in unsterile conditions.
  • Double marking areas - yellow and frosted marking spots for easy labeling.
  • Stacking ring on the lid and corresponding ridge on the base provide an extremely secure stacking feature
  • Numeric "clock" markings (12, 3, 6, 9) for quick orientation during microscopy.
  • Crystal clear clarity for great microscopy images.

Consistent Growth Conditions

  • Air vents in the dish base allow airflow between stacked dishes for consistent air flow, temperature distribution, and prevention of condensation.
  • Both features provide consistent growth conditions even when dishes are stacked.
  • Outstanding flatness of surface promotes uniform cell growth without clumping.

Notable extra features

  • Tissue culture dishes are designed for manual handling.
  • The yellow inscription field on the lid and the frosted inscription field on the base enable a defined positioning of the lid.
  • The side walls of the dish are not treated for tissue growth

Quality Assurance:

  • Made from optically clear polystyrene for excellent viewing
  • Sterile, packaged peel-off sleeves
  • Certified DNAse/RNAse, nucleic acid, and pyrogen-free

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Order#

Description

Quantity

TP93040

40 mm TC Dish (9.2 cm² growth surface)

900/cs

TP93060

60 mm TC Dish (22.1 cm² growth surface)

840/cs

TP93100

100 mm TC Dish (60.1 cm² growth surface)

240/cs

TP93150

150 mm TC Dish (147.8 cm² growth surface)

100/cs

Item#:
ASTPPDISH

Grow cells in Clipmax, a combination of a tissue culture flask 10 cm2 with the removable microscope slide (25 x 75mm).

Remove the chamber, fix and stain the cells directly on the microscope slide.  Clipmax is especially designed for cell culture as the slide can be used directly for immunocytochemistry and various cell analyses.

Features of Clipmax:


Optimal OPTICAL CLARITY:

  • Crystal clear plastic microscope slide
    • Suitable for stainings and especially for immunofluorescence measurements
    • Resistant to solvents (eg acetone, ethanol, xylene)

Great for many CELL types

  • Activated growth surface for delicate cells
  • Removable medium chamber with a âclick❠without the need of a special removeable tool

EASY to remove

  • Removable medium chamber with a âclick❠and without the need of a removing tool

 

Flask for reduced contamination threats

  • Filter screw cap for optimal gas exchange with minimal evaporation
  • Stackable

Uses only 3.5 ml of media for a media saving, easy to use solution to treating and viewing your cells!

Item#:
ASTPPCLIPMAX

TPP Cell Scrapers have a pivoting head that enables the blade angle to be changed effortlessly with a slight twist of the fingers while still in contact with the surface being scraped. This allows for easy and thorough cell retrieval from vessels of all shapes and sizes without having to constantly re-position the scraper or culture vessel.  The TPP exclusive raised knobs on the handle allow for a slip free and secure grip when wearing gloves.

Key features

  • Scraper blade
    • pivots for easy maneuvering without constant lifting and re-positioning
  • Made from a specially soft and flexible polyethylene material
    • maintains great contact but won't damage cells
  • Small raised knobs on handle for a secure grip
  • Scraper sizes provide superior access to all edges of culture vessels of all shapes and sizes
    • Allows for 100%  cell retrieval
  • Sterile, individually packaged in a paper/plastic peel-off wrapper
    • Packed in stackable and user friendly TPP boxes
  • Lint-free blistering packaging

 

Order#

Description

Head Width

Quantity

TP99002

Scraper (24 cm)

1.3 cm

150/cs

TP99003

Scraper (30 cm)

2.0 cm

150/cs

TP99004

Scraper (38 cm)

2.5 cm

100/cs

TP99010

Spatula (20 cm)

1.4 cm

150/cs

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Item#:
ASTPSCRAPERS

TPP Syringe Filters, designed by scientists for scientists, improves the ease and rate of filtering small Vols of tissue culture media, aqueous solutions, additives, buffers and water.


Key Features:

  • Designed for high flow rate of media or aqueous solutions
    • 3 to 5 times faster than standard syringe filters
    • Typical starting flow rate at 25°C for water at 2bar (~29psi) is 175mL/min
  • 0.22µm or µm PES membrane
    • Low protein binding
  • Larger filter surface
    • Low dead Vol Additional specifications
  • Higher operating pressure
    • Burst pressure 10bar (~145psi)
    • Bubble point 3.7bar (~53psi)
  • Standard luer-lock connection
  • Housing diameter size 33 mm, Syringe filter rests perfectly on a 50mL centrifuge tube
  • Gamma-sterilized, DNAse/RNAse-Free, and pyrogen-Free
  • Individually wrapped in peel-off plastic wrapper in convenient card box dispenser

Typical applications:


Sterile filtration of protein solutions, tissue culture media, additives, buffers, and water.


Solutions can be filtered fast due to:

  • Large filter surface area, that is increasing the flow rate and throuput
  • High operating pressure: a maximum housing pressure of 10 bar (~145 psi).

Bi-directional
The syringe filter units bi-directional support of the filter membrane enables users to filter aqueous solutions in either direction (only ONE direction per use):

  • Forward (from the syringe into the container)
  • Backward (from the container into the syringe)

The filter unit removes micro organisms, particles, precipitates, and undissolved powders larger than 0.22 micron or 0.45 micron, depending on filter used.

Order#

Description

Filter Area (cm2)

Membrane Type

Dimensions (mm)

Material

Quantity

TP99722

0.22 µm Syringe Filters

 6

PES

33 x 27

PET/PES

40/cs

TP99745

0.45 µm Syringe Filters

 6

PES

33 x 27

PET/PES

40/cs

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Item#:
ASTPSYRINGE

Tissue Culture Plate 12-well

    TPP tissue culture test plates:

    • Air vents in the base of the plates allow for consistent air flow between stacked plates.  The consistent air flow ensures even temperature distribution, condensation prevention, and greater well to well consistency. 
    • Yellow marking area on lid and plate ensure correct lid orientation: yellow on yellow  match!
    • Ridged grip area ensures a secure grasp and prevents from accidentally lifting off the lid
    • Easy to read alpha-numerical labelling between the wells for easy orientation during microscopy
      • Clear alphanumerics between well bottoms and black alphanumerics on the surface of the plate
    • Absolutely flat growth surface promotes uniform cell growth without clumping
    • All TPP plate sizes (6, 12, 24, and 96-well) stack securely together
    • Crystal clear transparency allowing for high quality microscopy images
    • Treated only on well bottoms to promote cell attachment and proliferation
    • Sloped edge allows placement of the lid in one position only
    • Textured grip areas ensure a secure grasp and prevent accidental lift off of the lid
    • 2 well geometries available for the 96 well plates: F-base (flat bottom) and U-base (U bottom)

    Quality Assurance:

      • Made from optically clear polystyrene for excellent viewing
      • Sterile, packaged individually or in convenient multipacks
      • Plate lids have anti-contamination rings that line up with the top of each well
      • Certified DNAse/RNAse, nucleic acid, and pyrogen-free

     

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Order#

Description

Packaging

Quantity

TP92006

6-well TC Plate, flat bottom

individual

126/cs

TP92012

12-well TC Plate, flat bottom

individual

126/cs

TP92024

24-well TC Plate, flat bottom

individual

126/cs

TP92096

96-well TC Plate, flat bottom

individual

162/cs

TP92097

96-well TC Plate, round bottom

individual

162/cs

TP92406

6-well TC Plate, flat bottom

4/pk

64/cs

TP92412

12-well TC Plate, flat bottom

4/pk

64/cs

TP92424

24-well TC Plate, flat bottom

4/pk

64/cs

TP92696

96-well TC Plate, flat bottom

6/pk

96/cs

TP92697

96-well TC Plate, round bottom

6/pk

96/cs

Item#:
ASTPMULITPLATES

TPP TubeSpin® Bioreactors have a proven track record in large scale screening and optimization processes of suspension cells. The optimization of the parameters, important for production up-scaling, can be evaluated with small amounts maximizing the number of parallel experiments at the same time.


Suspension cells ranging from immune cells to insect cells and microorganisms like E.coli to yeast can be cultured and centrifuged in TubeSpin® Bioreactors, eliminating the need for transferring before spinning down.

Features:

  • working Vol 1-35mL
    • easy to start small suspension cell cultures from frozen
    • ergonomic use of bacterial and yeast cultures -- static and shaking
  • conical bottom
  • 0.2µM filter membrane
    • Sterile gas exchange
  • 5 openings
    • (A, B, C, D, E) of different size above the gas permeable, sterile PTFE filter of the screw cap
    • Openings can be sealed to adjust gas exchange according to need
  • Fits in standard 15ml centrifuge rotors
    • Saves costs of culture start-ups in erlenmyer flasks and then transfer to conical tubes
    • Culture and spin in a single tube

Advantages:

    • Great gas exchange throughout the culture
      • Defined ventilation
    • Flexible working Vol with one type of tube
      • No transfer stage - Spin down in the same tube
    • Large-scale parallel experiments
      • Rapid sampling following centrifugation, and the tube is disposable
      • No internal stirring mechanism to damage cells or produce foam
    • Less incubator or hood space needed; when compared to a T75
      • Less plastic usage and less plastic waste
      • Easier withdrawal from tube than a flask


Bacterial and Microbiological Cultures
TPP TubeSpin Bioreactors are ideally suited for the culture of bacteria, yeast, and other microbiological organisms in suspension.  The simple, disposable format offers convenience and time-savings over traditional glass vessels such as test tubes which must be washed and autoclaved before each use.  Both aerobic and anaerobic cultures can be grown by selectively covering the holes in the 0.22um filter cap.  1-35mL of culture can be grown in each TubeSpin bioreactor, offering the flexibility to perform mini plasmid preps, small-scale candidate screens, or other downstream applications.

The simple 50mL tube design contains no internal mixing or stirring mechanism which minimizes cell shearing and foam formation, and agitation is provided by shaking in a CO2 shaking incubator. In this manner, hundreds of cell cultivations can be performed quickly and efficiently in parallel.


Water loss
If small culture Vols are incubated over a longer period of time, the loss of water influences the growth of cells.

By the closure of one or several openings above the gas permeable and sterile PTFE membrane, this water loss can be minimized.

Sterile gas exchange is guaranteed through the 0.22 µm pore size PTFE filter membrane.

Order # Description
Working Vol (mL)
Dimensions (mm)
Max g Force
Quantity
TP87017 15mL Tubespin Bioreactors
1-10 mL
16.2x120
9500
800/cs
TP87017-200 15mL Tubespin Bioreactors
1-10 mL
16.2x120
9500
200/cs
TP87017-400 15mL Tubespin Bioreactors
1-10 mL
16.2x120
9500
400/cs
TP87050 50 mL Tubespin Bioreactors
1-35 mL
30x115
9500
180/cs
TP87050-60 50 mL Tubespin Bioreactors
1-35 mL
30x115
9500
60/cs
TP87600 600 mL Tubespin Bioreactors
400 mL
98x181
3500
26/cs
TP87600-3 600 mL Tubespin Bioreactors
400 mL
98x181
3500
3/cs
TP87600-13 600 mL Tubespin Bioreactors
400 mL
98x181
3500
13/cs

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Literature and comprehensive information about shaking technology can be found in the "Forum Shaking Technology", a cooperation of TPP with competent partner companies.

Item#:
ASTPTBSPINS

TPP Serologicals were uniquely designed to be shorter and more ergonomic to permit access into vessels of all shapes and sizes, while providing the end user significant advantages in liquid handing and overall usage. The single piece construction of TPP serologicals 1-25mLs eliminate media drip post-aspiration.

  
Key features:
Standard serological pipettes: TPP 1mL, 2mL, 5mL, 10mL & 25mL Serologicals

  • Accurate Vol 1 - 25 ml
  • Highly visible, bidirectional (ascending, descending), and over-Vol graduations
  • Single piece construction prevents "pipette drip"
  • Smooth interiors, prevent cell hang-up or clumping inside the pipette
  • Shorter length reduces arm/back strain of end user
  • Excellent optical transparency
  • Color coded cotton plugs and dispenser boxes for easy identification
    • (25mL - Red, 10mL - Orange,  5mL - Blue, 2mL - Green, 1mL - Yellow)
  • Convenient, stackable TPP dispenser box
  • Single wrapped in lint-free paper/plastic blister

Serological pipettes with reservoir: TPP 25/40mL & 50/70mL Serologicals

  • Manufactured with highest grade PS, extremely break resistant and robust
  • Reservoir offers large capacity Vols in a compact, ergonomic design. It augments the total Vol capacity without adding proportionate length to the pipette
  • Slender and short form enables ergonomic working conditions in the sterile hood
  • Small outside diameter of the tube at the tip results in an excellent accessibility of the large pipettes even in small tissue culture flasks
  • 40mL and 70mL max Vols enable larger media aspiration
  • Optimized form of the mouthpiece preserves the rubber of the pipette aid

The serological pipettes with reservoir from TPP are molded with highest grade polystyrene. They fit in all commercially available pipette aids with rubber inserts.


Convenient Packaging Design

  • Individually wrapped in lint free paper / plastic blister
  • Color coded, convenient stackable TPP dispenser box
  • Single dispense or convenient opening for dispensing larger number of pipettes

 

Quality Assurance for all TPP Serologicals:

  • Manufactured with the highest grade of polystyrene for greater break resistance
  • DNAse/RNAse-free, low endotoxin level <0.1EU/ml
  • Sterilized by gamma irradiation
  • Individually wrapped in peel-off paper/plastic wrapper

 

Order#

Description

Quantity

TP94001

1 ml Serological Pipettes

400/cs

TP94002

2 ml Serological Pipettes

300/cs

TP94005

5 ml Serological Pipettes

200/cs

TP94010

10 ml Serological Pipettes

200/cs

TP94024

25 ml Serological Pipettes

100/cs

TP94525

25/40 ml Serological Pipettes

60/cs

TP94550

50/70 ml Serological Pipettes

50/cs

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Item#:
ASTPSERELOGICAL

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

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

  
Key Features:

  • 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
  • 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 â promotes easy identification of tubes in rack
    • On side of tube â permits detailed description labeling
  • Application based options available
    • Centrifugation  & Storage â13mL PS flat 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 x g

Polystyrene (PS) Tubes

-30°C to 70°C

1,700 x g

Polyethylene (PE) Caps

-40°C to 70°C

n/a

 

Order #

Description

Graduatons (mL)

Max Vol (mL)

Dimensions (mm)

Max g-Force

Quantity

TP91115

15 mL Conical Tube (PS)

14

15

16.5x120

1,700

800/cs

TP91015

15 mL Conical Tube (PP)

14

15

16.5x120

15,500

800/cs

TP91019

13 mL Flat Tube (PP)

12

13

16.5x100

15,500

800/cs

TP91050

50 mL Conical Tube (PP)

50

50

30x115

15,500

360/cs

TP91051

50 mL Conical Tube (PP), with skirt

50

50

30x115

15,500

320/cs

TP80617

Rack for Conical Tubes

1

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Item#:
ASTPCONICAL

Key Features: 


Perfect for long term storage of Cell lines or Harvested Tissues in the freezer or cryogenic dewars (LN2 vapor phase)

    • Pronounced external thread for gas and aerosol tight seal
      • Enables a fitted seal to prevent leaking during storage, transportation or centrifugation
      • Protects sample integrity by reducing contamination
  • The external threading results in a smooth internal surface that eliminates undue loss of specimen material during removal.
  • Uniquely designed vial geometry voids the use of silicone gaskets
  • Self-standing tube with star bottom permits one handed opening/closing
  • Manufactured with the highest quality of virgin raw materials
    • Minimizes sample interaction with the centrifuge tube material and prevents 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 side of tube  permits detailed description labeling
    • Ideal pairing with labeling TPP cap inserts
  • Highly visible white & accurate graduations
  • Supplied in convenient, puncture and tear resistant re-closable bags with zipper and laser perforation
  • Permits ergonomic open/close under sterile conditions
  • Application based options available
    • Cell line freezing & long term storage
    • Sample storage and secure transport
    • Long term storage of harvested tissues

Quality Assurance:

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

Recommendations:

  • Always use appropriate safety equipment and practices when handling frozen polar tubes
  • TPP Polar Tubes are to be used for storage  in the gas/vapor phase
  • Avoid filling up the Polar Tubes to the maximal filling volume to avoid spillage of liquid sample due to expansion of liquids upon freezing

 

Material

Temperature Range

Max. RCF

Polypropylene (PP) Tubes

-196°C to 121°C

9,500 x g

Item#:
ASTPPOLAR
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