Benchtop Centrifuges are a must-have to cover general-purpose and specialized applications in today’s life science laboratory. Designed to fit conveniently on a lab workbench these more compact footprints that also leave space for other necessary instruments. A Tabletop Centrifuge will cover most applications that don’t need higher volumes, and many can be adapted to meet your needs with interchangeable rotors from the manufacturer’s library. Within this classification, you’ll also find clinical centrifuges, such as cytospins. Clinical Centrifuges operate at lower speeds for work with plasma, serum, urea and blood samples. Features of the lab centrifuges should include ease of access and loading of a centrifuge rotor, as well as safety features like lids that latch while in operation and biocontainment rotor shields. Additionally, the operation of a laboratory centrifuge should be quiet so as not to disturb the work environment. Brands that produce benchtop centrifuges include Thermo Scientific, Eppendorf Centrifuges, Hettich and VWR and more.