The BeadBlaster 24 completely lyses, grinds and homogenizes a broad number of biological samples. Even probably the most difficult and resistant samples are fully homogenized, frequently in 35 seconds or less. The chrome steel tube carrier subjects As much as 24 samples to an optimized, high speed, 3D motion, producing high energy impacts between the samples and micro-beads to release cellular contents. After homogenization, samples may also be centrifuged and the supernatant collected for further processing. Operating parameters are set and displayed digitally. To give protection to fragile, heat sensitive samples, the unit may also be programmed to operate in shortened consecutive cycles with a rest period in between. As much as 50 such programs may also be stored in memory. A transparent lid lets in for visualization of samples, and includes a mechanical lid lock that forestalls opening when the BeadBlaster is in operation. A brushless motor reduces motor noise and provides maintenance free operation.
Producing high energy impacts between the samples and micro-beads to release cellular contents