Homogenizers & Cell Disrupters
Proteins and nucleic acids are most often recovered from cells and tissue in the laboratory setting using mechanical methods... methods listed below. The method of choice may depend on factors besides the type of tissue (e.g., sample size, desired sample through-put, efficiency and speed of disruption, disruption reproducibility, sample containment, disruptor clean up and maintence and others). Our tech guys can help you make the right choice: Ph. 1-800-617-3363 or https://www.biospec.com/contact/support
Hamilton Beach is the worlds largest manufacturer of commercial grade blenders. The model 909 comes with a one liter stainless steel container and can handle the toughest job required from a blade blender.
Cat. No. 909, 115 volt model
Cat. No. 909EUR, 230 volt model
The best laboratory-scale homogenizer for disrupting aqueous suspensions of yeast or bacteria. The BeadBeater comes complete with everything you need with a 350 ml polycarbonate chamber, rotor assembly, motor base, ice-water cooling jacket and one pound of glass beads.
Indicate your glass bead size choice by adding -101, -105 or -110 (which is 0.1, 0.5, or 1.0 mm diameter) to the end of the catalog number (example: 1107900-105). See our Bead link in the Browse box to the left for guidance on selecting bead size. Bead compositions other than glass should be order separately. If you require a european/asian 230 VAC unit, please select a model that ends in -EUR.
The BioHomogenizer is a rotor-stator type tissue homogenizer designed to rapidly homogenize, disperse, and emulsify biological samples in aqueous media from 1 to 1000 ml. The BioHomogenizer includes both the motor and probe.
Cat. No. 1281, BioHomogenizer for 1-200ml samples, complete with 1.4 cm probe
Cat. No. 1281EUR, 230 volt version of No. 1281
Cat. No. 1285, BioHomogenizer for 100-2000ml samples, complete with 2.5 cm probe
Cat. No. 1285EUR, 230 volt version of No. 1285
A low cost, versatile high-speed mixer and blender. Perfect for blade blending in open beakers, jars and bowls. Swiss-made.
Cat. No. 10810, BioMixer, 115 volt Includes three mixing attachments, grinding mill, and plastic stand.
Cat. No. 10810EUR, BioMixer, 230 volt Includes three mixing attachments, grinding mill, and plastic stand.
The BioSqueezer is used to quickly freeze 10-100 mg of soft animal and human tissue. Fresh tissue is compressed into a thin disc about the size of a small coin under the pressure of a stainless steel clamp head that has been pre-cooled in liquid nitrogen or dry ice. Freezing occurs in a few milliseconds, thus giving a snapshot of metabolic events in the cells. The hard frozen disc is easily fragmented or ground without thawing for subsequent extraction of labile nucleic acids, proteins and intracellular metabolite products.
The Cryo-Cup Grinder is a mortar and pestle specifically designed to pulverize and powder plant and animal tissue samples at liquid nitrogen temperatures. It gives superior results compared to conventional ceramic mortar-pestles.
Cat. No. 206, Cryo-cup Grinder, complete, includes two different size polypropylene pestle balls. See below for extra cups (mortars) and pestle balls.
Cat. No. 206C, Extra s.s. mortar with insulated cup. (Pestle not included)
Cat. No. 206PP138, Polypropylene ball, 1 3/8 inch dia.
Cat. No. 206PP178, Polypropylene ball, 1 7/8 inch dia.
Cat. No. 206SS138, Stainless steel ball, 1 3/8 inch dia.
Cat. No. 206SS178, Stainless steel ball, 1 7/8 inch dia.
The CryogenicTissueGrinder is a high speed blade mill that grinds 0.5-10 grams of plant, animal and human tissue with high water content to a fine powder in the presence of dry ice. The tissue becomes brittle at solid CO2 temperatures. A sample hit with a hammer (or in the case of the CTG111, a spinning blade) fragments into tiny pieces in a matter of seconds.
Cat. No. CTG111, 120 volts
The µ-MiniBeadbeater is an entry-level, small sample cell disruptor and grinder. Disruption performance is fully comparable to our other MBB models. For applications requiring a selection of shaking speeds, see the MiniBeadbeater-1 and MiniBeaadbeater-24. For processing more than one sample at a time, see MBB-16, MBB-24 and MBB-96.
Cat. No. TP308, 115 volt
Cat. No. TP308EUR, 230 volt
The Mini-Beadbeater-16 is a high-energy cell disrupter designed to handle four to sixteen samples at a time.
--Cat. No. 607, Mini-BeadBeater-16, 115 volt, with safety shield (not shown in photo)
Cat. No. 607EUR, Mini-Beadbeater-16, 220-240 volt
--Beads and vials must be purchased separately. For selecting Beads and Vials see the links in Browse box in the left margin.
--NOTE for European buyers! The Mini-Beadbeater-16 is currently not CE certified. However, the higher vial capacity MBB-24 is CE certified.
The Mini-Beadbeater-24 disrupts up to 24 microbial or tissue samples with better than 95 percent efficiency. Cells are disrupted quickly and safely in the sealed system. The apparatus is easy to clean, has a small footprint and is essentially maintenance free. Compared to the Minibeadbeater-16, this Beadbeater adds advanced electronics for enhanced motor function, continuous variable shaking speeds of 2000-3800 strokes/min, a 30% increase in microvial capacity and CE certification.
Cat. No. 112011, Mini-BeadBeater-24, 115 volt, with safety shield and 2 ml vial cassette.
Cat. No. 112011EUR, Mini-Beadbeater-24, 230 volts, with safety shield and 2 ml cassette.
NOTE for European buyers! The Mini-Beadbeater-24 is CE certified.
The Mini-Beadbeater-96 is high-energy, high-throughput cell disrupter. In a single 1-3 minute batch run it handles up to 192 samples using a deep-well microplate format or 45 samples in 1.5 or 2 ml screw-cap microvials. In a busy day thousands of samples can be processed.
Cat. No. 1001, Mini-Beadbeater-96, 115 volt.
Cat. No. 1001EUR, Mini-Beadbeater-96, 230 volt.
One 45 capacity microvial rack, 702VH45, is included. Beads and vials will vary with the application and should be ordered separately. For selecting Beads and Vials see their links in Browse box in the left margin.
A beautiful, hand-made mortar & pestle sculptured out of onyx stone.
A top-of-line domestic waste disposer with plumbing added to recycle the contents. The Semi-Continous Tissue Disperser delivers a much higher quality of homogenization of plant or animal material at room temperature. It can be operated batch-wise or in a semi-continuous mode. Kilograms of material is processed in minutes.
The NEW SoniBeast™ cell disruptor completely disrupts small samples of tissue or cells in seconds rather than minutes. It holds up to twelve 0.6 ml PCR microtubes each containing 1-100 mg of sample, or six 2 ml microvials each containing 10-400 mg sample.
Other applications for this high speed bead mill are fine grinding non-biological materials (nanoparticles, catalysts, magnetic media or pigments, etc.).
A sample pack of 0.6 ml locking PCR tubes is included with the SoniBeast. Please order Beads and additional Vials separately.
ATTENTION: We're really excited about this amazing new cell disrupter. It's the biggest improvement in bead-mill cell disrupter design since we invented the Minibeadbeater in 1984. In order to give the "Beast" a good send off and for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, we are EXTENDING A 25 % DISCOUNT TO ALL BUYERS OF THE NEW SONIBEAST. Formerly $1947, now $1584!
All stainless steel Potter-Elvehjem style tubular mortar and pestle. Superb temperature control during use, shatter-free, easy to clean.
The Tissue-Tearor is a rotor/stator type tissue homogenizer which can rapidly homogenize, disrupt, and emulsify samples in 0.5 - 1000 ml of liquid. Complete homogenization of tissues (muscle, liver, breast tissue, etc.) is usually achieved in ten to thirty seconds. Little, if any, heat is produced during the process.
If you need a 230 volt unit, please select models that end in EUR. When ordering select one of our four different probe sizes - 04, 07, XL, and 14. Unlike most competitive Brands of rotor-stator homogenizer, THE TISSUE-TEAROR COMES COMPLETE WITH BOTH THE HIGH-SPEED MOTOR AND ONE STAINLESS STEEL PROBE OF YOUR CHOICE. See chart below for probe selection guidance. Additional probes are available. All are interchangeable with the TT motor unit. A cord-less variety of the TissueTearor is also available with model numbers ending in CL.