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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The BioVortexer has two distinct applications...

  • A practical alternative to a conventional vortex mixer for mixing and dispersing samples.  Combined with Disposable Polypropylene Stirring Rods (1/8 X 3")*, it rapidly re-suspends precipitates such as protein or DNA pellets.  Working range is 10-500 mg of powdered or homogenized solids in a media volume of 0.5  to 10 ml.  "Take the BioVortexer to the samples instead of the samples to the mixer".


  • A  low cost method to rapidly grind small samples of soft tissue for extraction of proteins and nucleic acids.  The BioVortexer rotates Disposable Polyethylene SpiralPestles™ inside 0.6 or 1.5 ml conical microtubes containing sample, extraction media and a small quantity of glass grinding beads.  Complete cell lysis of soft tissue samples is achieved in seconds.  See SpiralPestle link for more on this NEW method.
  • Rapidly rotates 3" Stirring Rods in small tubes or vials or Pestles in 0.6 or 1.5 ml microvials for efficient mixing or grinding of pellets or soft tissue, respectively
  • Lightweight
  • Cordless.  Uses standard AA batteries
  • Low cost