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FlipTube® A 1.5 mL Industries first automatable microcentrifuge tube

Press Release   •   May 06, 2014 08:20 CEST

Increase your productivity with the automation friendly microtube; FlipTube® A 

The FlipTube® A from Hamilton Robotics is an innovative solution for automation friendly 1.5 mL microtubes,that eliminates the bottleneck of manually opening and closing the lid of standard microtubes.

FlipTube® A is designed to automate the opening/closing of the lid by a controlled automated process,that applies a stepwise gentle pressure on the rear end of the hinged lid, enabling a fully walkaway automated process.

Contamination-free and safety workflow Most commonly used microtubes cannot be automated, as they need to be opened and closed to complete the process. Users who work with infectious / toxic materials or volatile liquids may face an issue:Samples need to be processed manually in a micro tube or with screw-cap tubes. For large numbersof samples, this is very inconvenient, impractical, and often susceptible to contamination.The FlipTube® A can be opened and closed automatically as needed, according to the specific application.This offers a fully walk away automation process, that was not possible prior to this. Automated closing andopening of FlipTubes enhances sample safety, which may be effected due to evaporationor spills of infectious/ toxic materials.

As a standalone consumable, the FlipTube® A significantly reduces also the riskof sample contamination, as during the opening process, the thumb nevercomes into contact with the inner side of the tube lid.The FlipTube® A is available for guaranteed purity additionally in Biological purity tested and in Biological purityPLUS grade.


  • Made from highly transparent polypropylene for easy optical control
  • Contamination-free opening manually or by FlipTube® Tool
  • Precise lid sealing to minimize sample evaporation
  • Easy marking due to large frosted lid and surface on the side
  • Available in Biological purity tested and Biological purity PLUS qualityfor guaranteed purity

Hamilton Robotics designs and manufactures fully automated robotic systems for samples preparation and storage. The products range from unique, custom laboratory automation solutions (turnkey solutions) on standard applications validated through partnership programs with renowned biotechnology companies as well as OEM solutions to the top ten diagnostic companies. Hamilton Storage Technologies designs and manufactures cold storage systems for biobanking and other applications.

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