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Eppendorf introduces first microcentrifuge with hydrocarbon cooling
Leading life science company Eppendorf introduced Centrifuge 5427 R – the first Eppendorf microcentrifuge with hydrocarbon cooling to contribute to an even more sustainable laboratory environment. With this offering, customers can now perform various molecular and cell biology applications while using a refrigerated device that contains a natural cooling agent with a GWP of almost zero. To protect your samples – and the planet.
Natural cooling agents, like R290 (propane), have a similarly low global warming potential (GWP) as CO2 (<3), while conventional refrigerants such as R134a have a GWP of 1430 and thus have a disproportionately greater impact on global warming when released into the environment.
The ACT label certification of Centrifuge 5427 R makes it even easier for customers to choose a more sustainable product, since this label gives a clear, third-party verified information about its environmental impact (e.g. manufacturing, energy and water usage as well as packaging and product end-of-life).
However, the new Centrifuge 5427 R scores not only with its reliable propane cooling: Due to its compact footprint and the dual-row rotor FA-45-48-11 for up to 48 x 1.5/2 mL tubes, it is the optimal solution for laboratories with a high sample throughput. Due to its large rotor selection, it is also a good choice for areas where many users share the instrument: the nine rotor options, consisting of fixed-angle and swing-bucket rotors, cover a wide range of applications in the field of molecular and cell biology.
About Eppendorf SE
Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops, produces and sells systems for use in laboratories around the world. The product portfolio is divided into four core business areas: Liquid Handling, Consumables, Separation & Instrumentation and Bioprocess and Workflow Solutions. It includes pipettes, pipette tips, centrifuges, mixers and ultra-low-temperature freezers. In addition, Eppendorf offers a wide variety of high-quality consumables.
Eppendorf products are used in academic and commercial research laboratories, e.g., in companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnological as well as the chemical and food industries. They are also used in laboratories that perform clinical or environmental analysis, in forensic laboratories and in industrial laboratories where process analysis, production and quality assurance are performed.
Eppendorf has been in business since 1945, is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, and employs about 5,000 people around the world. The company has subsidiaries in 33 countries and is represented on all continents and in all important markets by distributors.