Vortex Adapters

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Vortex Adapters
For vortexing 1.7, 2, 5, 15 and 50 ml tubes using the Vortex-Genie 2 Vortex.
Size/Component Catalog #
Holds 4 (15 ml) Tubes 13000-V1-15
Holds 24 (1.5-2.0 ml) Tubes 13000-V1-24
Holds 6 (5.0 ml) Tubes 13000-V1-5
Holds 2 (50 ml) Tubes 13000-V1-50
Product Description


  • Hands-free - Adapters shake multiple tubes at one time
  • Maximum lysis efficiency - Adapters hold tubes in a horizontal orientation which provides more surface area for lysis via bead-based homogenization
  • Versatile - Adapters snap directly on to the Vortex-Genie® 2 Vortex and are available for microfuge, 5 ml, 15 ml and 50 ml tubes

Use the Vortex Adapters to conveniently shake multiple tubes at one time on the Vortex-Genie® 2 Vortex. The efficiency of homogenization is maximized when the bead tubes are oriented horizontally. This is due to the increased surface area available for the beads to travel within the tube. This superior efficiency in lysis will both increase your yield and save you time in the lab. Available in sizes for microfuge tubes (13000-V1-24), 5 ml tubes (13000-V1-5), 15 ml tubes (13000-V1-15) and 50 ml tubes (13000-V1-50) for bead beating, long mixing times or other unique applications.




Instructions for Use

First, remove the 3 inch platform head (or any other adapter) attached to the Vortex-Genie 2: Please note that the 3 inch platform head with the nibs and the Vortex Adapter do NOT take any special tools to remove them although initially the fit is very snug.

All adapters have a specific orientation. On the bottom of the MO BIO Vortex Adapter is a black plastic part which contains a flat surface. To install the adapter on the Vortex-Genie 2, simply align this flat surface with the flat side of the black plastic nub on the Vortex-Genie 2. Failure to attach in the correct orientation will damage the Vortex Adapter and may cause the adapter to fall off the vortex at high speeds resulting in possible loss of samples or injury. Once aligned properly, press firmly straight down until the MO BIO Vortex Adapter snaps in place.

When using the MO BIO Adapter, always insert tubes into the clips with the tube cap facing the center of the adapter. For the 1.5 - 2.0 ml tube Adapters (catalog no. 13000-V1 and 13000-V1-24), always slide tube in with cap toward center of adapter until it clicks in. Tubes should always be balanced and placed in opposing positions (minimum of 2). 

To remove, simply place all 4 fingers from one hand under one side of the platform. Do the same with the other hand. Then place thumbs on top and press upwards with fingers. Press first from the back and then from the front rocking back and forth. It should pop right off.