High-energy cell disrupter designed to handle four to sixteen samples at a time

The Mini-Beadbeater-16 disrupts microbial cells and plant and animal tissue by violently agitating four to sixteen 2 ml screw-cap microvials containing small glass, ceramic or steel beads and disruption buffer. Even resistant samples like yeast, spores or fibrous tissue are completely homogenized around 3 minutes in 0.1 to 1 ml of extraction medium. The non-foaming, aerosol-free method preserves enzymes and organelles. In the presence of nucleic acid extraction media such as phenol, Gu-SCN or a commercial kit solution, DNA or RNA is recovered in the highest possible yield. The method is ideal for PAGE, PCR applications and diagnostics using antibody or oligonucleotide probes. Because the beads and vials are disposable, there is absolutely Zero cross-contamination between samples – essential for PCR techniques.

Protocols using different models of the MBB are transferable with minimal modification.

The Mini-Beadbeater-16 can also be used for dry grinding. Here, steel beads are added to hard samples such as hair, bone, teeth, seeds and minerals and are completely powdered in 10-60 seconds. Softer materials such as biological tissue, rubber or plastics can be powdered by first freezing the sample to liqN2 temperatures (Cryo-grinding). For dry grinding applications special break-resistant vials are recommended.
See the XXTuff microvials or the stainless steel microvials (under “Related products”).

Purchase information:
Cat. No. 607EUR, Mini-Beadbeater-16, 220-240 volt, with safety shield (not shown in photo)

NOTE for European buyers! The Mini-Beadbeater-16 is currently not CE certified. However, the higher vial capacity MBB-24 is CE certified.

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Key features
  • Disrupts 4 to 16 samples at a time
  • Ideal for PAGE, PCR applications and diagnostics
  • Absolutely Zero cross-contamination
Product specifications
  • Power
  • 115 volts, 60 Hz, 7.5 amps or 230 volts, 50Hz, 3.7 amps
  • Dimensions
  • 10' D X 16' W X 12' H, 40 lbs
  • Shaking pattern
  • Uses proven, more efficient near horizontal vial orientation with shaking motion top-to-bottom (not side-to-side or vortex-like) shaking patterns
  • Capacity
  • four to sixteen screw-cap microvials (0.5, 1.5 and 2.0 ml) each handling 1 to 400 mg (wet weight) bio-sample
  • Shaking speed
  • 3450 oscillations/min
  • Throw or vial displacement
  • 0.75 inches
  • Timer
  • 0-5 minute digital, with auto reset
  • Removable vial-holding cassette
  • No imposed motor cool-down-time between each sample run
  • The Mini-BeadBeater-16 uses standard screw-cap plastic microvials
  • Stainless steel microvials or a special reinforced polypropylene microvial (XXTuff vials) are available when dry- or cryo-milling with steel beads. Eight 7 ml vials can be processed with an accessory holding ring.
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