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Bead Dispensers

Loading deep well microplates with beads one well at a time is a tedious process.  Consequently, some users of high throughput 96-well microplate beadbeaters (like our MiniBeadbeater-96) have turned to buying microplates pre-loaded with beads.

Purchase a microplate bead loader and pay for its cost with the filling of as little as three prefilled microplates!
BioSpec makes three different bead loaders designed to load various sized beads into 1 or 2 ml capacity 96 deep-well microplates.  The three loaders vary in loading mechanics, speed of loading, and and purchase cost.   See chart.

"Fill and Flip" Microplate Bead Loader

The Manual Deep Well Microplate Loader is very simple to use.  The wells of a one ml deep well microplate are filled to the top with beads.  A 'receiving' two ml deep well microplate is positioned, up-side-down, over the filled one ml microplate and the pair is manually inverted.  The two well microplate is now loaded with exactly one ml of beads in each well.  To facilitate this "fill and flip" method, a stainless steel frame is used to assure accurate positioning of the 'donor' microplate to the 'receiving' microplate.  Also included is a unique tray designed to catch and recover excess beads, a spatula and a one ml 'donor' microplate.

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"Suction" Microplate Bead Loader

Of the three bead loaders we offer the Suction-type 96-well, deep well Microplate Bead Loader is the fastest.  Beads are loaded into 96 deep well microplates at a rate of about 10 microplates per minute.  It is limited to loading sherical glass or ceramic beads only (i.e., not irregularly shaped particles or steel beads). The loader delivers a 0.4 ml load of beads to each well and is compatible with all 96-well, deep well microplates. Included is a 96-nozzle loading manifold, a hand held 110 VAC electrical suction unit and an on/off foot switch.

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LabTie™ "Gravity" Bead Loader


BioSpec is your source of a very versitile line of LabTie™ Bead Loaders manufctured in the UK.  The highly versitile Dispenser, custom fit to your application, can quickly and accurately dispense beads, powders, seeds and irregular small partricles into a variety of industry standard plates, tubes, vials, or trays.  This  Gravity-type loader can dispense a wide variety of sizes, shapes, densities, amounts, and volumes.

A variety of LabTie dispensers are offered on this web page.  And other, unlisted custom dispensers are available to fit a specific need. Please select the Specifications Tab below to find the appropriate part number for your application.  Then highlight this catalog number in the drop-down box below and add the item to your cart.  If you need assistance with your selection, please call or e-mail us (918-336-3363;

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