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Beckman Coulter Announces the Allegra X-14 High-Throughput Centrifuge
120-V, Three-liter Refrigerated or Constant-Temperature Models
Boost Reliable Lab Performance

BREA, CALIF. — (September 12, 2011) The Allegra X-14, a new three-liter benchtop centrifuge
from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences accepts a variety of tubes and adapters to provide reliable
performance in a range of applications. Refrigerated and constant-temperature models are offered
individually or in pre-bundled packages that provide everything needed for quick set-up in the
With a fixed-angle rotor, the X-14 provides a maximum speed of 10,200 rpm and delivers rcf of 11,400 X g. Swinging-bucket rotors can achieve a maximum speed of 4,300 rpm and rcf of 4,300 X g and, utilizing a wide selection of tubes, bottles and plates, accommodate a range of sample types and volumes. Depending on rotor and labware, the Allegra X-14 can process as many as 148 tubes per cycle. The refrigerated model offers a temperature range of 2 to 40°C, and features a robust cooling system that brings samples from room temperature to 4°C in less than four minutes, reducing wait time and enabling runs to be processed efficiently. The constant-temperature model is pre-set to 20°C. Allegra X-14 series units can be equipped with exclusive ARIES Smart Balance rotor technology, which automatically detects and corrects sample-load imbalances of up to 50 grams. This saves time by easing sample prep requirements, eliminating mid-run interruptions and reducing wear by correcting imbalances before damage can occur.
Beckman Coulter Announces Allegra X-14 High-Throughput Centrifuge
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“The Allegra X-14 provides scientists with a versatile benchtop centrifuge that is able to process a variety of sample types and handle them with speed and accuracy,” said David Rolwing, Beckman Coulter centrifugation product manager. “These instruments provide productivity and safety and are an important extension to the successful Allegra benchtop centrifuge line.” Beckman Coulter offers the centrifuges with pre-bundled rotor and adapter combinations in application packages for cell culture, microplate runs, blood sample processing and work with
hazardous samples. Additionally, *BioCertified rotors, covers and canisters are tested to ensure that
potentially harmful aerosols are contained.
About Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter, Inc., based in Orange County, Calif., develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical tests. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in laboratories around the world, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care. Recurring revenue, consisting of consumable supplies (including reagent test kits), service and operating-type lease payments, represents about 80 percent of the company’s 2010 revenue of $3.7 billion. For more information, visit Note to Editor: Please do not abbreviate Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. *BioCertified is a term used to describe our products which have been tested and validated to demonstrate containment of microbiological aerosols by an independent, third-party facility (Health Protection Agency, Porton Down, UK or USAMRIID, Ft. Detrick, MD, USA). Improper use or maintenance may affect seal integrity and, thus, containment. Beckman Coulter, the stylized logo and Allegra are trademarks of Beckman Coulter, Inc. and are registered with the USPTO. Caption: Allegra X14R Centrifuge from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Please send READER INQUIRIES from this news release directly to Beckman Coulter, c/o K. Delgado, Harte Hanks, 1753 South Pointe Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761. Or e-mail to


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