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Medium-scale Tissue Extraction Tools - A Selection Table

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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BeadBeater

BeadBeater

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.

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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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Chopper-Grinder

Chopper-Grinder

A versatile little mill having a unique reversible blade assembly: one side of the blade is sharp and the other side blunt. Thus it functions both as a processor for fresh, soft plant and animal tissue and as a grinder for dried seed and other dried, non-woody plant tissues. 

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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. Most of the tissue cells remain intact. This classic tool is useful for preparing large amounts tissue (100- >1 kg) for complete homogenization and cell

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Seed Flour Mill

Seed Flour Mill

The electric flour mill is a high speed impact-type mill.  Up to 2 liters of dry, non-oily seeds are quickly reduced to a fine flour-like powder.  Subsequent solvent extraction of the high-surface area powder gently releases enzymes, proteins and other intracellular biochemicals. Examples of suitable seeds and grains are wheat, rye, rice, millet, corn, barley, dried beans and peas.  Importantly, moisture content and oil content of the seeds should not exceed 15%. Examples of unsuitable seeds are sunflower, nuts, sesame, coffee, and peanuts.

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Semi-Continuous Tissue Disperser

Semi-Continuous Tissue Disperser

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.

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