Eppendorf: LoBind Tubes and Plates can maximise sample recovery


Eppendorf has stated that one of its new scientific products could help those working with biological samples.

In a statement, the organisation explained that when such samples are incubated or stored in standard reaction vessels, more than 90 per cent of the material can be lost within a period of just one day.

This is due to absorption of the sample into the plastic surface of the containers.

Eppendorf said that its LoBind Tubes and Plates are able to maximise sample recovery by reducing sample-to-surface binding to a significant degree without the use of any kind of coating.

"A combination of specially developed technology and ultrapure selected polypropylene ensures best recovery rates of your valuable samples," the company concluded.

Last month, Eppendorf announced that Dr Giles Hardingham from the University of Edinburgh was shortlisted for its Young Investigator Award 2009 in recognition of his work on NMDA receptor signalling.

He was presented with one of the company's Limited Kary Mullis Edition devices.

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