CoolRack™ XT 5ml Thermoconductive Tube Rack for 12 x 5ml Microcentrifuge Tubes

Product Code: BCS-539

CoolRack XT 5ml Thermoconductive Tube Racks for 12 x 5ml Microcentrifuge Tubes are precision-engineered sample modules designed to evenly distribute temperature across all wells.

  • Ideal for cooling, snap freezing, heating, thawing
  • Made from a novel thermo-conductive alloy
  • Uniform & consistent temperature to all samples
  • Reproducible method; SBS footprint

CoolRack Thermoconductive Tube Rack modules eliminate variability which originates from tubes placed directly into ice, dry ice, alcohol baths, water baths and other temperature sources. CoolRack Thermoconductive Tube Rack modules ensure +/- 0.1°C temperature uniformity across all tubes when cooling, snap freezing, heating or thawing.

Suggested applications include cooling reagents such as restriction enzymes, dNTPs and antibodies, alcohol-free dry ice snap freezing of tissue, virus and bacteria samples and bench top cryogenic tube sorting in liquid nitrogen. All CoolRack Thermoconductive Tube Rack modules may be autoclaved, high heat sterilized or decontaminated with bleach, alcohol or other disinfectants or lab detergents.



Parameter CoolRack XT 5ml Thermoconductive Tube Rack for 12 x 5ml Microcentrifuge Tubes
Dimensions (L x W x H) 12.7 x 8.6 x 5.0cm
Number of wells 12
Well dimensions (diam x depth) 16.5 x 48.7mm
Well shape conical
Row spacing 28.0mm
Column spacing 28.0mm
For use with 5.0ml centrifuge tubes

Secure Sample Preparation

  • Removes all problems created by placing sample directly in ice: variable sample temperature, wet labels, contamination risk
  • All samples <4°C and uniform in temperature (+/- 0.1°C)
  • Samples organized, secure and dry
  • All tubes upright and indexed

Versatility and Performance

Regardless of temperatures source

  • Samples stand upright and organized
  • Reproducible method

On ice

  • Adapts from ambient (25˚C) to <4˚C in 60-90 seconds*
  • Samples and labels stay dry
    Hours of ice cooling without direct ice contact

On dry ice

  • Adapts from ambient (25˚C) to -78˚C in approximately 5-7 minutes*
  • Eliminates ethanol from snap freezing
  • Equal or better freezing rate as compared to direct immersion into dry ice or alcohol slurry

In liquid nitrogen

  • Adapts from ambient (25˚C) to approximately -150˚C in approximately 12-14 minutes*
  • Vapor barrier protects from ambient air
  • No direct contact between samples and LN2

Heat sources

  • Use with water baths, hot plates, incubators and other heat sources to keep samples warm

How it Works: Easy to Use

  • CoolRack on ice: heat from the relatively warmer CoolRack module is transferred to cooling source (wet or dry ice, cartridge, LN2) until equilibrium is reached
  • CoolRack M6 in water bath: heat is transferred from water bath toward relatively cooler CoolRack until equilibrium is reached