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Technical Note

A Simple and Fast Manual Centrifuge to Spin Solutions in 96-Well PCR Plates

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Department of Frontier Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kamigamo Motoyama, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8047, Japan
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Center for Plant Sciences, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kamigamo Motoyama, Kita-Ku, Kyoto 603-8047, Japan
Methods Protoc. 2020, 3(2), 41; https://doi.org/10.3390/mps3020041
Received: 15 May 2020 / Revised: 21 May 2020 / Accepted: 24 May 2020 / Published: 25 May 2020
A simple and fast manual centrifuge was developed to spin down solutions in 96-well polymerase chain reaction (PCR) plates. A commercially available salad spinner was utilized for this purpose. Acceleration and deceleration of the centrifuge were faster than those of a conventional electric centrifuge using 96-well PCR plates. Solutions in a 96-well PCR plate settled quickly after centrifuging for only 3 s. This lightweight centrifuge can be stored under a laboratory bench or on a shelf and can be put on the bench only when required, whereas the electric centrifuge is immobile due to its weight and the requirement of electric cables. This simple centrifuge is inexpensive, requires minimal effort for making, and can be used anywhere. View Full-Text
Keywords: centrifuge; 0.2-mL 96-well PCR plate; high-throughput screening; PCR solution; spin-down centrifuge; 0.2-mL 96-well PCR plate; high-throughput screening; PCR solution; spin-down
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Motohashi, K. A Simple and Fast Manual Centrifuge to Spin Solutions in 96-Well PCR Plates. Methods Protoc. 2020, 3, 41. https://doi.org/10.3390/mps3020041

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Motohashi K. A Simple and Fast Manual Centrifuge to Spin Solutions in 96-Well PCR Plates. Methods and Protocols. 2020; 3(2):41. https://doi.org/10.3390/mps3020041

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Motohashi, Ken. 2020. "A Simple and Fast Manual Centrifuge to Spin Solutions in 96-Well PCR Plates" Methods Protoc. 3, no. 2: 41. https://doi.org/10.3390/mps3020041

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