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Bead Loaders

Loading deep well microplates or microvials 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 or microvials pre-loaded with beads.


Purchase a bead loader.  You will recover the purchase cost (relative to the cost of commercial pre-loaded microplates or microvials) after filling as few as three microplates!  BioSpec offers three different bead loaders designed to load beads into 96 deep-well microplates or microvials.  The loaders vary in loading mechanics, speed of loading, and and purchase cost.

"Fill and Flip" Microplate Bead Loader

The Fill and Flip Microplate Loader is simple to use and much faster than adding beads, one-at-a-time, to 96-well microplate wells.  Handles a variety of loading needs including both spherical and irregular shaped bead media.  Providing they are pourable and dry, seeds, milled agicultural products, resins and powdered solid chemicals can also be loaded.

The Microplate Bead Loader Kit consists of a bead loading platform with spatula , two different sized s.s. frames, one 0.3 ml 'measuring' microplate and one 1 ml 'measuring' 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 can be loaded into 96 deep well microplates at a rate of about 10 microplates per minute.  It is limited to loading spherical glass or ceramic beads only (i.e., not irregularly shaped particles,heavier steel beads or non-beads, such as seeds and pourable chemicals). The loader delivers a 0.4 ml load of beads to each well and is compatible with all 96-well, deep well microplates.

The Suction-type Microplate Bead Loader includes a polycarbonate/polystyrene bead-loading manifold, a hand-held 115V AC vacuum unit and an on/off footswitch. 

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LabTie™ "Gravity" Bead Loader


BioSpec is your source for LabTie™ Bead Loaders.  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 below and custom dispensers are available to fit your specific needs. 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.

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