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New Eight-channel Decapper Instrument
Thermo Fisher released the decapper instrument, which is designed to remove and replace screw caps.
Thermo Fisher Scientific announced the new 8-channel Decapper for handheld capping and de-capping of multiple tubes in a 96-well microplate footprint. With the ability to remove and replace screw caps the time-consuming task of manually capping and de-capping are eliminated. This handheld decapper is ideal for any laboratory requiring faster, uniform capping that doesn’t necessitate a fully-automated system. In combination with the use of a multichannel pipet, sample processing is effectively streamlined to increase efficiency. The decapper is capable of uncapping a column of eight screw-top tubes in just four seconds, enabling researchers to increase the speed of access to samples and their return to storage, Thermo Fisher reports. The caps are tightened uniformly and at the optimal torque to prevent any spills or leakages, to maintain sample integrity, and to avoid sample loss during cryogenic storage and freeze-thaw cycles, according to the company.
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