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Is there still a good serological centrifuge out there?

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We have been trying to buy a new serological centrifuge but the Clay Adams is backordered for months.  All of the vendors keep suggesting others that they think will work.  We have already tried a Hettich EBA21 and just can't get it to work as well as the old Clay Adams.  We get different results on titers using the 2 different centrifuges. Cell suspensions that are washed in it end up mixed once the braking stops.  If we set the brake lower, it takes too long to stop.  Is there a good serofuge for sale in the US anymore?  I miss the Immufuges of 1985.   :(

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We have a Hettich EBA-21 that seems to work OK.  But we mostly use our Clay Adams sero-fuge 2001s .  Not sure they still make the EBA-21s.

Scott

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I'm using the Hettich with the brake set for soft braking. We just live with the increased time. 

I miss those old centrifuges, too. Flip the lid open, apply pipette bulb, eraser or fingers for brake...:winner:.  OSHA would have a fit today!

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3 hours ago, SMILLER said:

Yeah, but once you had your fingers broken, you are back to not having a brake!

Scott

Ah...but you have to carefully calibrate the use of that finger or fingers. And bare fingers worked better than gloved fingers. Of course, that was before we really had gloves.

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It was so hard when teaching students not to reach over and flip open that lid. Remember changing broken clips on the immufuges?  Or the Dade Cell Washer that added the antiglobulin?  I think that is why manufacturers started makng green antiglobulin. 

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