Sorvall are a USA based manufacturer of centrifugal equipment used in healthcare and research across the world. Founded in California in 1988, the company was acquired by Kendro Laboratory Services in 1996 and then subsequently by global scientific healthcare company Thermo Scientific in 2003. The brand Thermo Sorvall is now used to promote the Thermo Scientific range of centrifuges and rotors and is used across healthcare, research, forensics, gene and biosciences and environmental sectors.
Thermo Scientific produce a huge range of laboratory equipment from DNA purification and gene pooling equipment to water baths, heating equipment and microbiological incubators. Thermo Scientific are also part of the Thermo Fisher group that includes brands such as Nalgene, Maybridge and Fisher Chemical. The total Thermo group has 39,000 employees and supports pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries.
In recent news Thermo Sorvall has released an enhanced general purpose centrifuge product line offering a range of sample spin options for clinical and life science researchers with increased capacity, and flexible rotor options. The Thermo Scientific TX 1000 rotor provides a 4 liter capacity but in a traditional 3 liter footprint. The new Thermo Scientific MicroClick 30 x 2 rotor offers a 30-place capacity for microtube and nucleic acid spin columns, and provides additional functionality for molecular biology applications. The high-capacity new range of rotors are designed to process more tubes in fewer runs, saving time while reducing energy and wear on the centrifuge and reducing footprint.