Consider the tubes you use, too
Your processes and workflows require you to invest a lot of time and a lot of resources. In the end, much of your success depends on the care and handling of your valuable samples.
After spending countless hours considering the many devices and steps utilized to create samples, don’t neglect giving adequate consideration to what type of tube you will use to store your samples. The range is immense: 0.2 mL, 0.5 mL, 1.5 ml, 2.0 mL, 5 mL, 15 mL, 25 mL, or 50 mL. Flip cap or screw cap, transparent or amber, sterile, lowbind, or standard?
Classic approaches of ergonomics like weight or noise level are less important for tubes but there are other aspects to consider.