CVP-2, Centrifuge/Vortex for PCR plates


After many years of Combined Centrifuge/Vortex concept success, we are proud to introduce the long awaited Centrifuge/Vortex for PCR plates, CVP-2, to the sample preparation market.

The Spin–Mix–Spin technology is intended to spin-down micro volumes of reagents on the well's bottom (first centrifugation spin), following mixing (mix) and spin-down the reagents again from the walls and cap of the well (second spin). We named this repetitive algorithm of operation that is aimed at reducing the mistakes during sample preparation for PCR analysis a “sms–algorithm”. This algorithm is registered by Biosan.

CVP-2 is a fully automatic device for reproducing sms–algorithm for 2 PCR plates at the same time, thus saving time considerably. A must-have instrument for PCR and DNA analyses laboratory.

CVP-2 is 4 devices combined in 1:

  1. Centrifuge — Maximum RCF: 245 × g (1500 rpm)
  2. Vortex (300–1200 rpm; Vortexing regulation timer 0–60 sec)
  3. Centrifuge/Vortex
  4. SMS–cycler for realization of the “sms–algorithm”

Plate type:

Without adapter:
96-well skirted PCR plates, PCR strips in a frame;

With adapter AP-96*:
96-well semi-skirted and non-skirted PCR plates;

With adapter AP-384*:
384-well PCR plates;

* - Adapters are made of Ertacetal® C. Autoclavable


Speed regulation range 300–1500 rpm
Min. RCF at 1500 rpm 175 x g
Vortex regulation range 300–1200 rpm
Setting resolution 100 rpm
Display LCD, 2 x 16 signs
Centrifugation mode time range 0–30 min (increment 1 s; after 1 min - 1 min)
Vortex mode time range 0–60 sec (increment 1 sec)
Number of cycles 1-999
Chamber diameter 210 mm
Overall dimensions (W×D×H) 285 × 350 × 190 mm
Weight 6.15 kg
Input current/power consumption 12 V, 1.5 A / 18 W
External power supply Input AC 100–240 V 50/60 Hz; Output DC 12 V

Cat. Nr.

CVP-2 incl. rotor for 2 PCR plates, protection lid, adapters AP-96 & external power supply unit
BS-010219-A02 100-240VAC 50/60Hz Euro plug
BS-010219-A03 100-240VAC 50/60Hz UK plug
BS-010219-A04 100-240VAC 50/60Hz AU plug
BS-010219-A05 100-240VAC 50/60Hz US plug
---------------- Optional accessories
BS-010219-EK AP-384, adapters for 384-well plates
BS-010219-FK IQ OQ document
BS-010219-GK PQ document
---------------- Replacement parts
BS-010219-AK R-2MP, rotor for PCR plates, with a fixator lid
BS-010219-DK AP-96, adapters for semiskirted and unskirted 96-well PCR plates


Application studies

Does liquid goes on top of the well if PCR plate is turned upside down?