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It wasn't until 1879 that the first commercially-viable centrifuge was developed by Gustaf de Laval, and they've been an essential element for most laboratories ever since. The sedimentation principle allows a centrifuge to separate out substances quickly and effectively. When the rotor spins, material in test tubes experience centripetal acceleration, and more dense substances move to the bottom of the tube, while lighter substances stay closer to the top. The spin has been generated in a various ways over the years, from older centrifuges that were spun by hand to today's models that feature electric motors for faster acceleration and easier use. Since you need the best centrifuge available, we carry the top brands, such as Thermo Fisher, UNICO and Labnet.

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