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Research Project: Nutritional Role of Phytochemicals

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: 10 x 8 PoxyGrid 15 mL shaker lid - orbital shaker to vortexer conversion

item CHLOUBER, BRIAN - Baylor College Of Medicine
item Dzakovich, Michael

Submitted to: Government Publication/Report
Publication Type: Database / Dataset
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/11/2023
Publication Date: 7/11/2023
Citation: Chlouber, B.D., Dzakovich, M.P. 2023. 10 x 8 PoxyGrid 15 mL shaker lid - orbital shaker to vortexer conversion. Government Publication/Report.

Interpretive Summary: Laboratory sample preparation often requires high throughput homogenization of samples. Current commercially available devices are expensive and limited to small quantities of samples. This 3D printed device securely holds 15 mL tubes and allows orbital shakers to be converted into high throughput vortexers. Additionally, the rack is free-standing and can be used for organizing samples in other formats such as ice buckets. This tool simplifies laboratory sample management and allows equipment to be retrofitted for new purposes. Expensive homogenization attachments for sample mixers can be replaced with this device.

Technical Abstract: This tube rack holds 15 mL conical tubes and snaps firmly into a 8x10 PoxyGrid rack for 15 mL tubes. The rack can function as tube shaker adapter by attaching the PoxyGrid rack to an orbital shaker using the washers and the screws built into the bed of the shaker. Using this rack effectively converts an orbital shaker into a high capacity vortexer. This rack is also freestanding and ideal for organizing 15 mL tubes in ice buckets. Material: PLA Supports: N/A Resolution: 0.3 mm Infill: 15%