High-energy cell disrupter designed to process one sample at a time

The Mini-Beadbeater-1 is a high-energy cell disrupter designed to process one sample at a time. Featuring four shaking speeds and a digital timer, it is conveniently used for processing up to 20 vial samples per day. Consider the MBB-16, MBB-24 and MBB-96 for larger through-put. Protocols developed using different models of the MBB are transferable within the MBB series with little, if any, modification.

The Mini-Beadbeater-1 violently agitates a sealed microcentrifuge vial containing cells or tissue, extraction solution and tiny glass, zirconia or steel beads. Even resistant yeast or fibrous tissues are completely homogenized in about 3 minutes in 0.1 to 1.0 ml of homogenization medium. The non-foaming, non-aerosol method preserves enzymes, nucleic acids and organelles. Ideal for PAGE, polymerase applications and diagnosis using antibody or oligonucleotide probes. Recover high yields of intact DNA or RNA by simultaneous disruption and extraction in phenol, Guanidinium-SCN solutions or commercial kit reagents . Sterile techniques are easily accommodated to recover intracellular virus and bacteria from plant and animal cells. Because the beads and vials are disposable, there is Absolutely Zero cross-contamination between samples – essential for PCR techniques.

The Mini-Beadbeater-1 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 pre-freezing the sample to liq.N2 temperatures (Cryo-grinding).

Purchase information
Cat. No. 3110BXEUR, Mini-BeadBeater-1, 230 volt.

Vials and beads should be purchased separately. For a guide on selecting Beads and Vials see the Biospec_Beads_Overview.At this time the Mini-BeadBeater-1 is not CE certified.

More information
Watch the Mini-BeadBeater video (by Biospec)
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Key features
  • Rapid and highly efficient
  • Totally Sealed - no dangerous aerosols
  • Simple to use
  • Disposable vials and beads - no sample cross-contamination
  • Very high energy shaking - far superior to lab vortexers. Uses proven, near horizontal shaking in a compressed figure-8 pattern
  • Versatile - use for up to 400 mg (wet weight) of bacteria, yeast, algae, tissue culture cells and plant and animal tissue
Product specifications
  • Motor
  • 115 Volt A/C, 60 Hz, 0.6 amp, 3 wire grounded plug. (European 220 Volt version available)
  • Dimensions
  • 5 inches W, 10 inches D, 7 inches H, shipping wt. 10 lbs
  • Digital
  • Touch pad controls speed and length of homogenization
  • Selectible Oscillations/minute
  • 2500, 4200, 4600, and 4800
  • Throw or vial displacement 3/4 inches (in horizontal axis)
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  • Time Setting
  • 0-5 minutes in 10 second increments
  • Standard 2.0 ml screw-cap microvials with a sharp conical bottom. Not designed for skirted vials.
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  • Cell or tissue capacity up to 400 mg (wet weight)
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