No-Baffle TUNAIR™ Shake Flask Kit (Silicone), 2.5L
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No-Baffle TUNAIR™ Shake Flask Kit (Silicone), 2.5L No-Baffle TUNAIR™ Shake Flask Kit (Silicone), 2.5L No-Baffle TUNAIR™ Shake Flask Kit (Silicone), 2.5L

No-Baffle TUNAIR™ Shake Flask Kit (Silicone), 2.5L

  • $399.71 Model Number SS-6001S



  • Comes complete with four (4) polypropylene 2.5L No-Baffle TUNAIR™ Shake Flasks, four (4) two-piece caps, and five (5) silicone filters.

The TUNAIR™ Shake Flask Systems are a unique and patented flask and closure system, designed for microbiology and biotechnology applications. The No-Baffle Shake Flask has a normal throw similar to a standard Erlenmeyer flask.

The silicone filters are 0.22 micron and will last indefinitely unless punctured. The silicone filters do not need to be washed, but can be rinsed with water if visibly soiled. It is recommended to always leave the filter in the cap and autoclave.

The flasks are constructed of polypropylene and resistant to most solvents.

All TUNAIR™ flasks and caps can be cleaned by soaking in water with a light detergent solution to loosen dirt and contaminants, then air dry.

Flask Dimensions:
Flask Size: 2.5L
Working Volume: 1L
Base Diameter: 6.50” [16.51cm]
Neck Diameter: 3.00” [7.62cm]
Height: 10.75” [27.31cm]
Weight: 0.02 lbs. [0.008Kg]

Mixing:
No-Baffle (0 Baffles): Normal Throws

Shaker Speed:
1” Throws: 300-400rpm or possibly higher
2” Throws: 150-200rpm or possibly higher

Material:
All TUNAIR flasks and caps are constructed of chemical resistant polypropylene. All flasks and caps are fully autoclavable.

Cleaning:
All TUNAIR flasks and caps can be cleaned by soaking in water with a light detergent (i.e. Joy) solution to loosen dirt and contaminants; air dry. All TUNAIR flasks and caps can be autoclaved, if required.

Cell Growth Evaluation of Commonly Used Shake Flasks

TUNAIR™ flasks were compared to conventional flasks using four different types of microorganisms; Escherichia coli, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Penicillium avellaneum, and Streptomyces chartreusis. The aeration capacities of the shake flasks were determined by the sulfate oxidation method, and the values shown below are presented as oxygen absorption rate (OAR) in mM oxygen/L/Min. The growth rates of E.coli and S.cerevisiae were expressed as optical densities (OD) at 555mM. For S.chartreusis and P.avellaneum growth rates were evaluated by percent sedimentation. For E.coli and S.cerevisiae, the growth rates were determined after an 18-hour incubation period; for S.charteusis, a 24-hour incubation period; and for P.avellaneum, a 72-hour incubation period. Growth and OAR evaluations were carried out with 3-9 replicates and statistically analyzed using Turkey’s w-procedure. See results below.

Growth Evaluation of Four (4) Microbial Types in TUNAIR™ Flasks vs. Other Currently Used Shake Flasks
OAR Value OD @ 555mM % Sedimentation
Flask mM O2/L/Min. E.coli S.cerevisiae S.chartreusis P.aveilaneum
TUNAIR™ Full-Baffle 4.25 7.09 5.63 19.7 3.3M
TUNAIR™ Half-Baffle 1.22 5.36 5.57 27.73 30.50P
Triple Indented Flasks 2.47 5.97 5.31 19.20 9.50MP
Unbaffled Erlenmeyer 0.52 5.97 5.19 17.37 25.10P

*Growth Morphology: M, mycelial; P, pellet; MP, mixed mycelial. The mycelial growths mostly adhered to the walls of the flask, which accounted for the low overall sedimentation value.

Reference Papers:

1. Method to Increase the Yield of Eukaryotic Membrane Protein Expression in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

2. Optimisation of Recombinant Production of Active Human Cardiac SERCA2a ATPase