Tubes and Vials
Fisherbrand™ Easy Reader™ Conical Polypropylene Centrifuge Tubes
Imprinted clear black graduations ensure accurate readings
Corning™ Polypropylene Centrifuge Tubes
Manufactured from clear polypropylene for superior chemical resistance. Corning™ Polypropylene Centrifuge Tubes are an ideal solution for centrifuge needs.
Eppendorf™ Eppendorf Tubes™ Conical Tubes
Use these tubes for the simple and safe processing of sample volumes up to 5.0mL. Eppendorf Tubes™ represent the perfect option for working with medium–sized sample volumes.
Falcon™ Round-Bottom Polystyrene Tubes
Constructed of optically clear polystyrene for easy viewing of sample. Corning™ Falcon™ Round-Bottom Polystyrene Tubes are widely used and referenced in laboratory protocols.
Thermo Scientific™ Nunc™ Biobanking and Cell Culture Cryogenic Tubes
Store samples from general cold storage to the vapor phase of liquid nitrogen with Thermo Scientific™ Nunc™ Biobanking and Cell Culture Cryogenic Tubes.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ General Long-Term Storage Cryogenic Tubes
Enhance aseptic techniques with externally threaded Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ General Long-Term Storage Cryogenic Tubes, ideal for research and general lab storage.
Falcon 50mL Conical Centrifuge Tubes
Tested to withstand centrifugation of 16,000 RCF in a fully supported rotor with room temperature water. Corning™ Falcon 50mL Conical Centrifuge Tubes are ideal for cell centrifugation; pelleting; separation by density gradients.
Thermo Scientific™ Nunc™ 15mL and 50mL Conical Sterile Polypropylene Centrifuge Tubes
These premium, high-quality conical tubes are environmentally friendly, and allow for increased traceability with the largest writing area on the market.
Fisherbrand™ Premium Microcentrifuge Tubes: 1.5mL
Available in eight colors or in assorted-color packs.
Eppendorf™ Snap-Cap Microcentrifuge Flex-Tube™ Tubes
Choose from six colors, including amber for light-sensitive samples
Thermo Scientific™ Immuno Tubes and Stoppers
Reproduce results time after time with Thermo Scientific™ Immuno Tubes and Stoppers, ideal for ELISA, solid phase RIA and liquid phase RIA assays.
Fisherbrand™ Low-Retention Microcentrifuge Tubes
Provides a secure seal—even over extended periods. Critical applications where minute sample recovery is important.
Axygen™ MaxyClear Snaplock Microtubes, 1.7mL
Ensure an efficient seal that stays closed during centrifugation. Axygen™ MaxyClear Snaplock Microtubes, 1.7mL provide excellent visibility and feature a piercing port for syringe access. Maximum Recovery™ and sterile options available.
Thermo Scientific™ Bio-Cane™ Cane and Canister Systems
Store cells, tissue and biologicals in a cost-effective manner with Thermo Scientific™ Bio-Cane™ Canister and Cane Systems.
Corning™ Microcentrifuge Tubes
Specially designed polypropylene tubes protect sensitive samples and provide added security against leakage and contamination. Corning™ Microcentrifuge Tubes withstand forces up to 20,000 x g.
Thermo Scientific™ 9mm Clear Glass Screw Thread Vials
Nearly eliminate septa push-through and improve sealing with vials built with the innovative Advanced Vial Closure System (AVCS).
Thermo Scientific™ CryoPlus™ Storage Systems
Increase valuable laboratory storage space with Thermo Scientific™ CryoPlus™ Storage Systems.
Applied Biosystems™ MicroAmp™ 8-Cap Strip, clear
Designed to fit on MicroAmp reaction tubes, tube strips, and 96-well plates
Thermo Scientific™ Nunc™ Disposable Plastic Centrifuge Tubes
Maintain a high level of accuracy while increasing lab safety with these disposable plastic centrifuge tubes, which are an excellent alternative to glass.
Fisherbrand™ Glass Screw Neck Specimen Vials
Store specimens securely with squat or tall form glass vials. Fisherbrand™ Glass Screw Neck Specimen Vials are available in a variety of sizes. Fisherbrand™ polypropylene screw caps are sold separately.
Fisherbrand™ Premium Microcentrifuge Tubes: 2.0mL
Flat-top snap caps provide a safe, liquid-tight, reliable seal even with prolonged boiling
Falcon™ 15mL Conical Centrifuge Tubes
Tested to withstand centrifugation of 12,000 RCF (polypropylene) or 1,800 RCF (polystyrene) in a fully supported rotor with room temperature water. Corning™ Falcon™ 15mL Conical Centrifuge Tubes are ideal for cell centrifugation; pelleting; separation by density gradients.
Greiner Bio-One™ Polypropylene Conical Bottom Test Tubes
Manufactured from polypropylene for excellent chemical and high temperature resistance. Greiner Bio-One™ Polypropylene Conical Bottom Test Tubes are suitable for the storage of chemical and biological samples.
Applied Biosystems™ MicroAmp™ Fast 8-Tube Strip, 0.1 mL
Maximized thermal conductivity reduces PCR amplification times
Corning™ Centrifuge Tubes with CentriStar™ Cap
Features CentriStar™ caps with an easy-on/easy-off flat top and offers advanced ergonomics with wider knurls and roll-over edge design for easier gripping. Corning™Centrifuge Tubes with CentriStar™ Caps leak-proof design comes with a revolutionary plug feature that virtually eliminates all seepage when used under recommended conditions.
DWK Life Sciences Wheaton™ 50-Position Rack with 28.1mm I.D. Wells
Vial racks can be stacked even with vials in place. Can be cleaned easily in an automatic washer or autoclaved
Falcon™ Round-Bottom Polypropylene Tubes
Manufactured from polypropylene for excellent chemical and thermal resistance. Corning™ Falcon™Round-Bottom Polypropylene Tubes are tested to withstand 3000 x g centrifugation.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ High-Speed Round-Bottom PPCO Centrifuge Tubes
Improve rotor fit and performance using Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ High-Speed Round-Bottom PPCO Centrifuge Tubes, featuring uniform wall thickness and diameter.
Thermo Scientific™ Thermo-Flask™ Benchtop Liquid Nitrogen Containers
Maximize coolant retention with Thermo Scientific™ Thermo-Flask™ Benchtop Liquid Nitrogen Containers, which contain inner vessels of borosilicate.
Laboratory tubes and vials are essential items of glassware or plasticware found in most laboratories. They encompass a broad range of products ranging from general purpose test tubes through to centrifuge tubes, microtubes and vials.
Tubes and vials can be manufactured from glass for high heat and chemical resistance (soda lime and borosilicate) or plastics such as polypropylene, polystyrene or fluoropolymer. Amber or black materials are available for light-sensitive samples. Many are autoclavable and reusable, some are designed to be disposable and single-use only.
Tubes and vials are supplied in a range of heights, diameters, wall thicknesses, bottom shapes (round or flat), rim and closure styles in capacities from a few microlitres up to 25mL. Closures can be simple stoppers, screw-tops, push-tops, snap-tops or crimp-tops. Tubes and vials may be supplied sterile (especially for cell culture or microbiological applications) or non-sterile for more general laboratory use. They can also be graduated with write-on patches for labelling.
- Special centrifuge and microcentrifuge tubes are designed to withstand high centrifugal forces without rupturing
- Specialist tubes for molecular biology techniques are low-binding, DNase/RNase and protease free
- Speciality tubes for cryogenic storage (sometimes called ‘cryotubes’) can withstand long-term exposure to ultra-low temperatures
- Vials for HPLC and GC may be supplied with special septum seals
Applications are numerous. They include:
- General biological and chemical assays and tests
- Sample and specimen storage
- Teaching and demonstration
- Cell and microbial culture
Specific analytical applications such as HPLC, GC and NMR and specialist biological techniques such as PCR