Tabletop Ultracentrifuge

Optima MAX-XP Tabletop Ultracentrifuge, Beckman Coulter

Max-XP

Tabletop preparative ultracentrifuge that separates components of differing densities using high centripetal forces.

Features

  • Temperature control: 0°C to 40°C in 1°C increments
  • Instrument max speed of 100,000 RPM and max capacity of 64 mL

Applications

  • Separation of proteins by ammonium sulfate precipitation and sucrose/glycerol gradients
  • Clarification of lysates and homogenates
  • Fractionation of lipoproteins by differential floatation and density gradients
  • Isolation of subcellular fractions (microsomes, mitochondria, nuclei, membranes, ribosomes) by pelleting
  • Isolation of subcellular fractions (chromatin, nucleosomes, microsomes, membranes) by sucrose gradients
  • DNA size fractionation in gradients and plasmid purification in CsCl
  • Pelleting in CsCl and CsTFA density gradients of RNA

Rotors Available

TLA-100

  • Max speed: 100,000 RPM
  • Max capacity: 4 mL (20 x 0.2 mL)
  • Applications: Rapid pelleting of subcellular fractions, viruses, viral particles; pelleting of proteins, RNA; separation of lipoproteins

TLA-100.3

  • Max speed: 100,000 RPM
  • Max capacity: 21 mL (6 x 3.5 mL)
  • Applications: Rapid pelleting of subcellular fractions, viruses, viral particles, RNA; separation of proteins, lipoproteins, plasmid DNA

Internal Rates

  • Unassisted: $15.00/hr
  • Assisted: $58.00/hr

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