News Feature | March 25, 2014

Newest High-Capacity Centrifuge Offers High-Performance With High Batch Processing Volume

By Liisa Vexler

Thermo Fisher Scientific announced its newest centrifuge system with high-capacity carbon fiber rotor. This technology speeds bioprocessing allowing for higher volumes and thus reduced cycle times. The new Thermo Scientific Sorvall RC BIOS 10 large capacity centrifuge system improves productivity, safety and integrity of samples, making it the right fit for a host of bioprocessing and cell culture utilities.

The system offers a larger 10-liter capacity for batch bioprocessing and Thermo Scientific Fiberlite F5-10x1000 LEX rotor, a non-corrosive, stable carbon fiber rotor that cuts down cycle times by running as many as 10 1-liter Thermo Scientific Nalgene centrifuge bottles in one batch. The centrifuge is a good fit for a number of applications because of its size and construction, applications such as bacterial and mammalian cell pelleting, cell culture from fermentation tank pelleting, biologics of large microbial cultures and vaccine production, broth clarification and cell and tissue culture harvest.

Thermo Fisher’s product director for centrifugation Maurizio Merli explained, “Improving yields and reducing costs are critical for pharmaceutical biotech and academic bioprocessing. The Thermo Scientific Sorvall RC BIOS 10 high-volume centrifuge helps researchers increase their productivity by providing an integrated bioprocessing system with significantly more capacity than traditional centrifuges making it a frontrunner in the industry.”

The Sorvall RC BIOS 10 centrifuge is compatible with Thermo Scientific Centri-Log software, allowing total process traceability essential for cGMP compliance. This Centri-Log software ensures electronic process tracking and efficacious quality control allowing for total sample lifecycle management and continuous optimization of equipment.

Thermo Fisher Scientific unveiled its new centrifuge system at INTERPHEX 2014 in New York City. More information on this solution is available at