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Eppendorf Tubes 5.0 mL – Microtube


Eppendorf Tubes 5.0 mL – Microtube

Forget impractical and inconvenient processing of sample volumes and find the right vessel for sample volumes up to 5 mL. Eppendorf microtubes are the benchmark for simple and safe sample preparation with options for an easy-access snap cap or a secure screw cap.

The 5 mL microtube follows 50 years of the Eppendorf microliter system that included the 1.5 mL microtubes, our renowned Thermomixer, Microcentrifuge and Eppendorf pipettes. Building on this established and ever-popular concept, Eppendorf also offers the 5.0 mL system, with components that go hand-in-hand with our 5 mL microtubes to help streamline your workflow.


Features of the Eppendorf Tubes 5.0 mL

  • Ergonomic operation: Snap cap – simple, practical and ergonomic single-hand operation. Screw cap – flattened and grooved sides provide optimal grip and user-friendly handling.
  • Broad operating temperature range: Screw cap tubes: -86 °C – 100 °C. Snap cap tubes: -86 °C – 80 °C (when using the clip ≤ 100 °C)
  • Material: Exceptionally high-quality, transparent polypropylene, free of plasticizers, biocides or mould release agents, for reliable test results
  • Certified purity: Available in lot-specific certified Eppendorf Quality, PCR clean, Sterile and Eppendorf Biopur® purity grades.
  • Centrifugation safety: Maximum safety and stability for centrifugation up to 25,000 x g. Fast and efficient protocols.
  • Conical shape: Compatible with accessories for conical 15 mL tubes – many existing adapters and racks can be used.
  • Sample recovery: 5.0 mL snap cap tubes are available in Eppendorf LoBind® material for maximum recovery of valuable samples
  • Available in Amber for light-sensitive samples


Microtube applications

  • Easier processing of samples up to 5.0 mL
  • Higher yields in DNA isolation, especially with samples with a limited quantity of source material
  • Convenient and safe cell culture applications
  • Easier sample access lowers the risk of contamination
  • Preparation of mastermixes and buffers
  • Less storage space needed
  • Safe cell and tissue lysis
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