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Vortex Adapters for Vortex-Genie® 2


For vortexing tubes of various sizes using the Vortex-Genie® 2 Vortex
Description Catalog # Price
Holds 6 (5.0 ml) Tubes 13000-V1-5 $107.00    
3 Inch Platform Head 13000-AP $38.00    
Holds 4 (15 ml) Tubes 13000-V1-15 $96.00    
Holds 24 (1.5-2.0 ml) Tubes 13000-V1-24 $110.00    
Holds 2 (50 ml) Tubes 13000-V1-50 $96.00    


  • Adapters shake multiple tubes at one time.
  • Adapters allow for vortexing tubes horizontally without the use of tape.
  • Horizontal orientation increases lysis efficiency.
  • Plastic clips on adapter hold tubes firmly, even at highest speed.
  •  Adapters snap directly on to the Vortex-Genie® 2 Vortex.
  •  Adapters can be used for techniques requiring bead beating, long mixing times or other unique applications.


Use the Vortex Adapters to conveniently shake multiple tubes at one time on the Vortex-Genie® 2 Vortex. The efficiency of the beads within the tubes is maximized when 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, 5 ml tubes, 15 ml tubes and 50 ml tubes for bead beating, long mixing times or other unique applications.

Instructions for Use


  1. 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. To remove the MO BIO Vortex Adapter from the Vortex-Genie® 2, place your thumb on the MO BIO Adapter label with fingers curled underneath adapter platform. Simply pull up and away from you to remove.



 MO BIO now offers a vortex adapter which can hold 6 (5.0 ml) tubes at one time. This adapter is recommended for use with our line of Water DNA and RNA Isolation Kits and offers the same "snap on" fit to the Vortex-Genie® 2. 


Vortex Adapter 13000-V1-5
Holds 6 (5.0 ml) Tubes


Vortex Adapters for Vortex-Genie® 2
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Vortex Adapter 13000-V1-24
Holds 24 (1.5 - 2.0 ml) Tubes

Vortex Adapter 13000-V1-15
Holds 4 (15 ml) Tubes

Vortex Adapter 13000-V1-50
Holds 2 (50 ml) Tubes



Customer Comments

"The vortex adapter for 24 tubes has been introduced for 4 months, for the process of clinical samples. We have obtained very reproducible results in efficiency and sensitivity and now this system is routinely used in our laboratories for mechanical disruption of difficult samples."

Carole Vachon, bioMérieux, France