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5 tube balancing argument

Bo Pontoppidan bo.pontoppidan at cellfo.slu.se
Thu Oct 10 11:50:24 EST 1996

You are absolutely right. I have been doing this myself quit often. Only
when centrifuging a single tube or a almost full centrifuge do you need
a balancing tube. This only goes for centrifuges with a multiplum of 3
holes. We have one centrifuge with 20 holes! Damn iritating in my
> I reckoned that if you put three tubes in, in a triangle ie in holes 1,5,9
> these are balanced. Then you can balance the two others opposite each
> other in holes 2 and 8.

Bo Pontoppidan                                  Phone: (+46) 018 67 33
Uppsala Genetic Center                            Fax: (+46) 018 67 33
Dept. of Cell Research                     Home Phone: (+46) 018 69 28
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