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Research Project: Nutritional Role of Phytochemicals

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Adjustable shaking incubator tube rack holder

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. Adjustable shaking incubator tube rack holder. Government Publication/Report.

Interpretive Summary: Laboratory workflows often require the use of shaking incubators which are inherently limited by their volume. Mounting hardware that could potentially be used to accommodate samples and/or tube racks is expensive and not necessarily adjustable. This 3D printed device is an adjustable rack holder that can be installed in a variety of shaking incubators and accommodate tube racks of varying shapes and sizes. This tool simplifies sample management in shaking incubators and replaces costly, inflexible hardware. Users can easily adjust the length of the mounting brackets to fit their experimental needs.

Technical Abstract: This tube rack holder is designed to hold stacks of 15 mL tube racks on their side in a shaking incubator. Two pieces of acrylic or fiberboard (user supplied) can be cut to length and placed in the grooves to completely wedge rack or tubes in place. An adjustable insert allows the rack to be positioned at a variety of lengths to accommodate different incubator platform geometries and rack sizes. Material: PLA Supports: N/A Resolution: 0.1 mm Infill: 15%