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"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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1 Liter Hamilton Beach Blender

1 Liter Hamilton Beach Blender

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

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2.0 ml Vial Rack

2.0 ml Vial Rack

A pack of five polypropylene microvial vial racks.  The rack  has a standard microplate footprint and has the capacity to hold forty-five 1.5 ml or 2.0 ml microvials on one side or thirty-two 0.5 ml microvials on the other side.  One of these racks comes standard with the Mini-BeadBeater 96.

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7 ml Vial Rack

7 ml Vial Rack

Polycarbonate vial rack with a microplate footprint designed to hold twelve 7 ml screw-cap vials (Cat No. 3205). Used for extraction and cell disruption of larger sample volumes which cannot be accommodated in 2 ml microvials.

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BeadBeater

BeadBeater

The BeadBeater is the ultimate laboratory-scale homogenizer for disrupting aqueous suspensions of yeast, fungi or bacteria.  Complete cell lysis of 10-80 g (wet weight) of cells is achieved in about three minutes of operation.  The BeadBeater bead-mill methodology is considered superior to other mechanical methods of microbial cell disruption.   And, in most cases, it is the most economical.

The BeadBeater comes complete with a 350 ml polycarbonate chamber, rotor assembly, motor base, ice-water cooling jacket and one pound of glass beads.

If the BeadBeater is to be used in Europe or parts of Asia where the power supply is 220-240 VAC, please select the BeadBeater catalog number containing " EUR ".

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BioHomogenizer

BioHomogenizer

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

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BioMixer

BioMixer

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.

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BioPulverizer

BioPulverizer

The BioPulverizer quickly fragments hard frozen tissue samples into tiny pieces the size of grains of sand or course powder.  The primary benefit of pulverizing pieces of tissue is to optimize subsequent rapid and complete cell lysis using lytic solutions or mechanical homogenizers. For difficult tissues such as tendon, skin, and tumors it is an essential step (see https://www.invitrogen.com/site/us/en/home/References/Ambion-Tech-Support/rna-isolation/tech-notes/isolation-of-total-rna-from-difficult-tissues.html). The BioPulverizer is also used at room temperature to fragment friable, dry biomaterial such as non-oily seeds, bone and teeth.
  
There are four different hand-operated BioPulverizers for quickly pulverizing 10 mg to 10 g of frozen tissue.

Cat. No. 59012N, BioPulverizer, capacity 10-100mg
Cat. No. 59013N, BioPulverizer, capacity 0.1-1g
Cat. No. 59014N, BioPulverizer, capacity 1-10g
Cat. No. 59012MS, MultiSample BioPulverizer, 12 wells, capacity 10-100mg per well*

*Twelve pestles are included with each 59012MS.

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BioRotator-6

BioRotator-6

The BioRotator-6 is a fully adjustable, rotational mixer designed for a wide variety of mixing needs.

Cat. No. 792,  BioRotator-6, 115 volt
Cat. No. 792EUR, BioRotator-6, 230 volt

NOTE: EACH BIOROTATOR-6 COMES WITH ONE ATTACHMENT OF YOUR CHOICE.  SEE "BIOROTATOR ATTACHMENTS" BELOW TO SPECIFY.

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BioSqueezer

BioSqueezer

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.

 

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BioVortexer

BioVortexer

The BioVortexer™ is a battery-powered motor drive designed to rotate stirring rods or plastic pestles.  Rotating at thousands of revolutions per minute, it makes short work of dispersing centrifugal pellets or grinding small tissue samples.

Cat. No. 1083, BioVortexer, motor only.  Batteries included.

Cat. No. 1083MC, BioVortexer Kit.  Includes motor, batteries and 100 stirring rods.

Cat. No. 1017MC, BioVortexer motor plus 100 SpiralPestles and 1.5 microvials.

Cat. No. 183, Additional BioVortexer polypropylene stirring rods, 1/8"X3", 500 count.

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Cryo-Cup Grinder

Cryo-Cup Grinder

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.

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CryogenicTissueGrinder

CryogenicTissueGrinder

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 tissue in seconds.  

Cat. No. CTG111, 120 volts

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Deep Well Micro-plates and Mats

Deep Well Micro-plates and Mats

Microplates and sealing mats from Porvair Sciences.

Cat. No. 219030
2 ml Deep well Microplate, 50 plates per case
Cat. No. 219004
Sealing Mats, (fits 219030), 50 mats per case

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DuelingSyringes™ Tissue Disperser

DuelingSyringes™ Tissue Disperser

A low cost, disposable, tissue disperser for up to 100 mg samples of soft tissue (e.g., liver, brain and muscle).  The Dueling Syringes™ tissue disperser is a significant improvement over the classic "syringe-needle-syringe" method of tissue dispersion.  The needle is replaced with an embedded 500 micron stainless steel screen inside a 1 ml polycarbonate syringe.  Manual passage of the sample back and forth through the screen is fast, gentle and efficient.  Sold as a pack of five pairs of syringes.

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Electric Juicer

Electric Juicer

Ideal for a one step preparation of cell lysate from most fruits and vegetables.  Suitable tissues include tubers, squash, leafy tissues, fruits and pods.  One of the few methods that do not require added liquid to obtain a cell free extract.  Consequently, the highly concentrated proteins and biochemicals in the homogenate optimize down-stream purification or analysis steps.  Not suitable for extracting animal tissue.  

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Electric Meat Grinder

Electric Meat Grinder

The meat grinder reduces fresh muscle and animal organ tissue to piece about 1 mm in cross section. The cutting action is much like that of a pair of scissors.  During this gentle dispersion process a high proportion of the tissue cells remain intact and viable. This classic tool has two applications in the molecular biology area:  1) Preparing large amounts tissue (100- >1 kg) for subsequent fast and complete cell lysis using a beadbeater, ultrasonicator, rotor-stator machine or high shear press and 2) recovering large quanties of viable single cells following incubation of the dispersed tissue with proteolytic enzymes that digest extracellular matrix.

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Jiffy Mixer

Jiffy Mixer

The Jiffy Mixer is specially designed to stir viscous solutions.

Cat. No. LM, Jiffy Mixer

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LabTie™ "Gravity" Bead Loader

LabTie™

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; jeff@biospec.com).

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Leaf Tissue Punch

Leaf Tissue Punch

The leaf tissue punch produces a single 1/4 inch dia. disc.  The punch holds a standard snap-top or screw-top microvial in a position to receive the sample without further manipulation.

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Lever Tissue Press

Lever Tissue Press

The Lever Tissue Press is a classic garlic press, enhanced by addition of a silicone-rubber gasket to the bottom of the lever press piston and the inclusion of an extra "can" to facilitate processing of multiple samples.  It efficiently macerates or mechanically disaggregates 5 to 50 grams of fresh, soft plant or animal tissue. By 'soft' we mean nonfibrous tissue.   Acceptible examples are muscle, brain, liver, plant fruits, some plant roots and tubers.  Tough or fibrous tissues like leaves, skin or bone will not pass through the holes in the stainless steel can..

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Locking Hold-Down Cap

Locking Hold-Down Cap

Must be used with Locking Aluminum Knob.

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