CE certified disrupter with better than 95 percent efficiency

The Mini-BeadBeater-24 disrupts 4 to 24 microbial or tissue samples with better than 95 percent efficiency. Cells are disrupted quickly and safely in the sealed system. The apparatus is easy to clean, has a small footprint and is essentially maintenance free. The machine offers advanced electronics for enhanced motor function and variable shaking speeds of 2000-3450 strokes/min.The Mini-BeadBeater-24 disrupts microbial cells, plant and animal tissue by violently agitating four to twenty four 2 ml screw-cap microvials containing small glass, ceramic or steel beads and 0.1 to 1 ml disruption buffer. Even resistant samples like yeast, spores or fibrous tissue are completely homogenized in 1-3 minutes. 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 developed using a different model of the Mini-BeadBeater are transferable with minimal modification. The performance of the Mini-BeadBeater equals or exceeds that of any other type or brand of cell disrupter.

  • Vials and beads should be purchased separately
  • NOTE for European buyers! The Mini-BeadBeater-24 is CE certified.
The Mini-BeadBeater-24 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 of operation. Softer materials such as biological tissue, rubber or plastics can be powdered by pre-freezing the sample to liquid nitrogen temperatures (cryo-grinding). Dry grinding requires using special microvials resistant to breakage. When dry grinding with ceramic or steel beads at room temperature our ‘XXTuff‘ microvials are recommended. Our stainless steel microvials are available for dry grinding with steel beads at cryo-temperatures. See the XXTuff microvials or the stainless steel microvials (under “Related products”).The Mini-BeadBeater-24 uses standard screw-cap plastic microvials. Stainless steel microvials or special reinforced polypropylene microvials (XXTuff vials) are available for dry- or cryo-milling with steel beads. Eight larger capacity, 7 ml vials can be processed using an accessory vial-holding.Purchase information:
Cat. No. 112011EUR, Mini-Beadbeater-24, 230 volts, with safety shield and 2 ml cassette.
Beads and vials must be purchased separately.
Key features
  • CE certified
  • Removable vial-holding cassette
  • No imposed motor cool-down-time between each sample run
Product specifications
  • Power: 115 volts, 60 Hz, 7.5 amps or 230 volts, 50 Hz, 3.7 amps
  • Dimensions: Width: 10 in. Depth: 18 in. Height: 12 in. Weight 47 pounds
  • Shaking pattern: Uses proven, more efficient near horizontal vial orientation
  • Capacity: Four to twenty four screw-cap microvials (0.5, 1.5, and 2.0 ml) each containing to 400 mg (wet weight) bio-sample
  • Shaking speed: Continuously variable (analog slider), 2000-3450 strokes/min
  • Throw or stroke displacement: 0.75 inches
  • Timer: 0-5 minute digital, with auto reset
  • The Mini-BeadBeater-24 uses standard screw-cap plastic microvials
  • Stainless steel microvials or special reinforced polypropylene microvials ( XXTuff vials ) are available for dry- or cryo-milling with steel beads. Eight larger capacity, 7 ml vials can be processed using an accessory vial-holding ring.
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