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7550-Test Tube Baskets

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7550-Test Tube Baskets

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  • Made of Polypropylene
  • Are autoclavable and non-corrosive
  • Ideal for rinsing & draining glassware
  • Useful for storage of test tubes or culture tubes during sterilization or incrubation
PART  No. Size PACK Qty.
7550-140 140 x 120 x 110 mm 6
7550-160 160 x 160 x 160 mm 6
7550-400 400 x 400 x 100 mm 6

Here are some common uses of test tube baskets:

  1. Drying and Draining:
    • After washing or sterilizing test tubes, the baskets are used to hold the tubes upside down, allowing them to air dry. The open design of the basket facilitates proper drainage, preventing water or cleaning solution from pooling inside the tubes.
  2. Transportation:
    • Test tube baskets are used to transport multiple test tubes between different areas of the laboratory. The baskets provide a secure and organized way to move test tubes without the risk of breakage or contamination.
  3. Storage:
    • Test tube baskets are often used for storing test tubes when they are not in use. The baskets keep the test tubes organized and easily accessible on laboratory benches or shelves.
  4. Organizing Samples:
    • In experiments where multiple samples are processed simultaneously, test tube baskets help organize and group the samples based on criteria such as experiment type, sample source, or testing parameters.
  5. Centrifugation:
    • Test tube baskets are compatible with centrifuge rotors. They securely hold multiple test tubes during centrifugation, allowing for the separation of substances based on density.
  6. Freezing:
    • When freezing samples in test tubes, test tube baskets provide a stable and organized arrangement in freezers. The baskets help prevent the test tubes from falling or tipping over during the freezing process.
  7. Rack Adaptation:
    • Some test tube baskets are designed to fit into specific test tube racks. This allows for easy integration into existing laboratory setups and equipment.
  8. Immersion in Water Baths:
    • Test tube baskets can be immersed in water baths during experiments that require controlled temperature conditions. The baskets hold the test tubes securely, preventing them from floating or tipping over.
  9. Handling Hazardous Materials:
    • In situations where test tubes contain hazardous materials, such as biohazardous samples or chemicals, test tube baskets provide a safe way to handle and transport these materials while minimizing the risk of spills or breakage.
  10. Quality Control and Inspections:
    • Test tube baskets are used in quality control processes and inspections to organize and present test tubes for visual inspections or measurements.
  11. Teaching Laboratories:
    • In educational settings, such as teaching laboratories, test tube baskets are used to demonstrate proper handling, storage, and organization of test tubes. They are valuable for teaching students laboratory techniques and safety.
  12. Air Drying Glassware:
    • Apart from test tubes, the baskets can be used for air drying other laboratory glassware, such as pipettes or small flasks, after cleaning.
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