FluidX 96-Format, 0.5ml External Thread, Next-Gen Dual-Coded Tube

FluidX Next-Gen dual-coded tubes feature a 2D code and human readable number on tube base, allowing compatibility with low throughput manual, semi-automated or fully automated workflows on integrated platforms

  • Next Generation manufacturing techniques
  • Codes readable without removing tubes from racks
  • Suitable for cryogenic storage
  • Made from high-quality virgin PP; production sterile
  • Available in 96-well format SBS racks or bulk
  • Sealable with TPE septum/auto friendly screw caps

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Overview

FluidX 96-Format, 0.5ml External Thread, Next-Gen Dual-Coded Tube; available capped or uncapped, racked or bulk

  • Designed and developed with broad compatibility in mind, the tubes perform without compromise in conjunction with automated barcode reading, capping and sample management systems from FluidX and all other industry-recognized manufacturers
  • Provides a lifelong and secure chain of custody for samples in biobanks, compound libraries and a broad range of biological and chemical stores, including cryogenic storage
  • Developed to exceed the demands of sample security, management and tracking in modern high density storage applications
  • Each tube features a permanently laser etched 2D code and human readable number on tube base, allowing compatibility with low throughput manual, semi-automated or fully automated workflows on integrated platforms
  • Manufactured using an advanced manufacturing process which results in a one piece tube from high quality virgin polypropylene

Key Features

Secure sample storage and tracking

  • Permanently laser etched 2D code on base and human readable number on the base, ensuring a permanent link between sample and data
  • 2D codes readable without removing tubes from racks
  • High contrast 2D codes are more reliably readable in frost or condensation conditions
  • 100% quality control, each tube is tested to ensure both readability and uniqueness
  • Leak tested to ensure sample security
  • External thread tubes provide greater working volume than internal thread tubes
  • Suitable for sealing with screw caps or TPE septum caps
  • Suitable for cryogenic storage*

*Not for use in liquid phase nitrogen

Capping options

Screw caps

  • Automation friendly screw caps provide flexibility to use tubes across a range of industry-recognized automated tube handling platforms
  • Deforming compression seal is more effective than a silicone alternative
  • Cap and tube manufactured from the same material, preventing differential expansion during freeze-thaw cycles
  • Double start thread engages in a maximum rotation of 180°, facilitating automation
  • Non-silicone seal means the cap can never be overtightened

TPE septum caps

  • A cost effective sealing option for samples that are only accessed occasionally
  • Septum caps are supplied in 96-format back mats to facilitate automation

Racking options

96 format SBS racks

  • TwistLock: prevents the automated capping/de-capping; provided as standard, but can be removed
  • TubeLock: prevents tubes from falling out, even in lidless racks; useful in manual workflows; activate by applying pressure on the tube top, clicking it into place; tubes can be ordered pre-locked or non-locked
  • LidLock: enables racks to withstand a 1m drop test for added sample security
  • Automatic rack orientation: a unique 2D code rack identifier readable at the same time as the tube 2D code; for automatic rack orientation and secure sample tracking
  • Direct laser etching: a cutout window on the rack sides allow the linear barcode to be read more easily; linear barcodes can be laser etched directly onto racks

Cryo racks

  • 136.2mm x 136.2mm PC cryobox rack option available for cryogenic sample storage, holding 196 tubes in 14x14 array
  • Open bottom for 2D code decoding on FluidX Perception HD LF reader
  • Can be supplied with a unique 2D code identifier which can be read at the same time as the tube 2D code, for more secure sample tracking

Specifications

Technical specifications

Parameter 0.5ml tube with automation friendly screw cap
Max. working volume 0.55ml
Tube height 26.4mm
Tube height with cap 29.8mm
Inner diameter 6.5mm
Outer diameter with cap 8.5mm
Center to center 9.0mm
Minimum temperature -196°C
Tube height in rack 30.0mm
Overall rack height (including lid) 33.1mm

Ordering

Product codes

Part number Description
FluidX 96-Format, 0.5ml External Thread, Next-Gen Dual-Coded Tube
2D code and human readable number on base
68-0701-00 uncapped, bulk; 960 tubes
68-0701-01 uncapped, racked (66-51004); 10 racks/960 tubes
68-0701-02 uncapped, racked (66-51026); 10 racks/960 tubes
68-0701-10 capped, bulk; 960 tubes
68-0701-11 capped, racked (66-51004); 10 racks/960 tubes
68-0701-12 capped, racked (66-51026); 10 racks/960 tubes
Compatible racks
66-51004 FluidX 96-Format, LowBase Rack; 10 racks
66-51026 FluidX 96-Format, HighBase Rack; 10 racks
66-0196-01 FluidX Cryo Rack 14x14, black, PC; 10 racks