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  • Easy-open flip top
  • High clarity virgin polypropylene
  • Dual graduations (at every 0.5 & 0.2ml)
  • Pierceable syring port in cap
  • Compatible with standard equipment

Benchmark's new 5ml centrifuge tube takes the conveniences of standard 1.5ml tubes and scales them up for larger volumes. These polypropylene tubes come with an attached cap that provides a tight, leak-proof seal. They can also be effortlessly opened (or closed) with one hand. The cap is designed to provide a secure seal from -86°C to +80°C. CapLock™ Clips are available to maintain the integrity of the seal at extreme temperatures. In heated applications, the tube may be "boiled" for up to 10 minutes. At temperatures above 80°C, the use of the CapLock is recommended.

The tubes are made of maximum clarity, low-binding virgin polypropylene and are ertified RNase & DNase free. Sterile (pyrogen-free) tubes are also available and packaged in bags of twenty. 5ml tubes are sized to be compatible with all Benchmark™ and standard German-designed equipment, including centrifuges, dry bath block heaters, tube racks and thermal shakers/vortexers.

The 16mm tube diameter is identical to the diameter of standard 15ml tubes, which nsures further compatibility with centrifuge rotors, etc. In many applications, these tubes have replaced 15ml tubes, dramatically reducing plastic waste, storage space and shipping costs. The potential contamination of pipettor shafts is greatly reduced because the 56mm total tube length (vs. 120mm for standard 15ml tubes) is short enough for standard 1ml or 5ml tips to reach the tube's conical bottom.

Maximum centrifugal force: 25,000 x g (when properly supported in an appropriate rotor cavity)


5ml centrifuge tube (16 x 56mm) with cap, clear, 200/pk Low binding, RNase, DNase Free



Same as above, blue tint

C1005-TG5 Same as above, green tint $39.50
C1005-TR5 Same as above, red tint $39.50
C1005-TY5 Same as above, yellow tint $39.50
C1005-T5-BLK Same as above, opaque black $39.50
C1005-T5-ST 5ml STERILE centrifuge tube with cap, clear, 200/pk (ten packs of 20 tubes) $45.00
C1005-T5-LOCK CapLock with break away lifting tab, 20/pk $25.00
C1005-T5-RK2 Workstation rack, for 50 x 5ml $39.50
C2570 Adapter for 5ml tubes in a 15ml cavity $79.00
Item No.

myFuge™ 5 Mini Centrifuge with combination rotor for 4 x 5ml and 4 x 1.5/2.0ml

BSH200* myBlock™ Mini Dry Bath $209.95
BSH200-5MT 4 x 5ml block for BSH200 $98.00
H5000-HC* MultiTherm™ Thermal Mixer with cooling $2395
H5000-5MT 12 x 5ml block for H5000-HC $349.00
P7700-5M NextPette™ Pipettor, 500 to 5000ul $310.00
* Includes US Plug. For EU Plug, please add -E).
5ml Centrifuge Tubes