Benchtop Centrifuge facilitates in-lab use via intuitive UI.

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Used for general research and clinical sample preparation, 18 in. wide Allegra X-30 Series is available individually or packaged with appropriate rotors and labware. Unit accepts 13 different rotors and range of labware to accommodate variety of samples and run conditions. Available rotors include SX4400, 1.6 L swinging-bucket rotor and S6096 microplate rotor. Latter accommodates 3 x 2 microplates or 2 x 1 deep-well plates. UI aids programming and promotes visibility across lab.

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Beckman Coulter Introduces the 1.6-Liter Allegra X-30 Series Benchtop Centrifuge

Compact Instrument Offered with Convenient Application Packages

BREA, CALIF. — The medium capacity Allegra X-30 Series Benchtop Centrifuge from Beckman Coulter, Inc. is a versatile instrument that is being introduced for general research use and clinical sample preparation in booth # 603 at the 2011 AACC/ASCLS Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta, Ga., July 24-28. The compact, 18-inch-wide instrument is now available individually or packaged with the appropriate rotors and labware to provide high-level performance in a range of applications.

Additionally, two new rotors are available in conjunction with the Allegra X-30 instruments: the SX4400, a 1.6-liter swinging-bucket rotor and the S6096 microplate rotor that accommodates 3 x 2 microplates or 2 x 1 deep-well plates.

Beckman Coulter offers the new benchtop centrifuge with its newest swinging-bucket rotor and 15 and 50 mL conical tube adapters to comprise a cell culture application package. Blood sample processing and microplate application packages also provide everything needed – centrifuge, rotor and adapters. Centrifuge packages are given a single part number, greatly increasing user convenience.

Fixed-angle and microplate rotors provide the highest performance specifications in the centrifuge’s class: 18,000 rpm and 30,000 x g for the fixed-angle rotor, and 4,700 rpm and 2,721 x g for the microplate rotor. The swinging-bucket rotor’s maximum speed is 4,700 rpm, with rcf of 4,255 x g. In total, the Allegra X-30 accepts 13 different rotors and a range of labware to accommodate a variety of samples and run conditions.

“The combination of performance, capacity, rotor selection and application packages offers both great flexibility and superior sample preparation to help advance basic research,” said Patrick O’Donnell, strategic marketing manager for Beckman Coulter Centrifugation. “We’re pleased to bring these user- and sample-friendly, class-leading instruments to the lab.”

Operation is intuitive and the large interface is visible from just about anywhere in a moderately sized laboratory. A refrigerated version of the centrifuge, the X-30R, can be cooled from room temperature down to 4ºC in less than ten minutes. BioCertified*, clear, self-containing bucket covers for the SX 4400 swinging-bucket rotor enhance biosafety by enabling users to see any broken tubes.

About Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter, Inc., based in Orange County, Calif., develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical tests. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in laboratories around the world, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care. Recurring revenue, consisting of consumable supplies (including reagent test kits), service and operating-type lease payments, represents about 80 percent of the company’s 2010 revenue of $3.7 billion. For more information, visit

Beckman Coulter, the stylized logo and Allegra are trademarks of Beckman Coulter, Inc., and are registered in the USPTO.

* BioCertified is the certification of microbiological aerosols containment by a third-party facility (Health Protection Agency, Porton Down, UK or USAMRIID, Ft. Detrick, MD, USA), under normal operating conditions of the associated Beckman Coulter centrifuge, when used and maintained as instructed.

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