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: Phone 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 snap freeze (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 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
Cat. No. 607EUR, Mini-Beadbeater-16, 220-240 volt
NOTE for European buyers! The Mini-Beadbeater-16 is not CE certified. However, the higher vial capacity Mini-BeadBeater 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, the Mini-24 adds advanced electronics for enhanced motor function, variable speeds of 2400-3800 rpm, a 30% increase in microvial capacity, and CE certification.
Cat. No. 112011, Mini-BeadBeater-24, 115 volt
Cat. No. 112011EUR, Mini-Beadbeater-24, 230 volt
NOTE for European buyers! The Mini-Beadbeater-24 is CE certified.
The Mini-Beadbeater-96 is high-energy, high-throughput cell disrupter. It can process one 2 ml deep well micro plate (96 samples) or two 1 ml deep well microplates (192 samples). A 45 capacity polypropylene microvial rack, 702VH45 is also included that holds 0.6, 1.5 or 2 ml microvials. In a busy day thousands of samples can be processed. An important accessory for the MBB-96 is a solid aluminum microvial holder that can be cooled to any low temperature in order to maintain the sample temperature within a tube during beadbeating. No other microplate bead mill cell disrupter in the market can offer this degree of temperature control.
Cat. No. 1001, Mini-Beadbeater-96, 115 volt.
Cat. No. 1001EUR, Mini-Beadbeater-96, 230 volt.
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.
- Incredibly Fast
- 1 to 12 Sample Capacity
- Simple One Button Operation
The NEW SoniBeast™ high energy bead-mill 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 include fine grinding of small quanties of non-biological materials (eg., nanoparticles, catalysts, magnetic media, pigments).
ATTENTION: We're really excited about this amazing new cell disrupter. It's the biggest improvement in bead-mill cell disrupter design since BioSpec Products invented the Minibeadbeater in 1984. In order to give our "Beast" a great send off, and for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, we are EXTENDING OUR DISTRIBUTOR DISCOUNT TO ANY BUYER WHO ORDERS A NEW SONIBEAST from BioSpec Products. The list price of $1947 will be discounted 25% to $1584!
The NEW SpiralPestle™ and 1.5 ml Microtube grinder is an significant improvement over conventional smooth-walled polypropylene pestle and tube combinations. It is used to homogenize culture cells and small samples (<100 mg wet weight) of soft tissue such as liver, brain, and muscle. It is also routinely used to disperse centrifugal pellets, precipitates, and other solids.
Cat. No. 1017, SpiralPestles™ and 1.5 ml microvials (100 count) and sample of Spiral Grinding Beads.
Cat. No. 1017MC, Above Cat. No. 1017 plus a BioVortexer™ motor (Cat. No. 1083).
Cat. No. 1017GB, SpiralPestle Grinding Beads. Glass beads for pestle and microvial grinders, 50 cc bottle with pour spout.
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.