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Deciding Between a Stirrer and a Homogenizer

By Aimee O'Driscoll, 23 May 2018

The decision of whether to use a homogenizer or a stirrer isn't always a straightforward one. We explore the factors related to this topic to help you make the right decision for your application.

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Bead Selection for Bead Mill Homogenizers

By Carlton Hoyt, 19 February 2018

When deciding which beads to use with your bead mill homogenizer, you'll need to take into account multiple factors. We help you with your decision by explaining these factors and answering some frequently asked questions.

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Wattage and Amplitude for Ultrasonic Homogenizers

By Harmen Zijlstra, 08 June 2017

The wattage used by an ultrasonic homogenizer operating at constant amplitude can vary during processing. In this post we take a look at why this happens with respect to various factors, including sample viscosity and probe size.

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Homogenizing Viscous Materials

By Harmen Zijlstra, 05 June 2017

The viscosity of your material will influence the effectiveness of its homogenization. We take a look at the effect of high viscosity when using different types of homogenizers and provide usage tips along the way.

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"Cheating" on Maximum Volume Limitations

By Carlton Hoyt, 09 February 2017

Homogenizers which operate in batch have volume limitations. We explain why these limitations exist and reveal how you can overcome them when you need to process larger volumes.

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Homogenizing Solids with a Rotor-Stator Homogenizer

By Carlton Hoyt, 20 May 2016

We're often asked about homogenizing solids with a rotor-stator homogenizer. In this post we provide some simple guidelines for determining what may or may not be homogenized using this method and deciding which type of homogenizer to use.

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What do others look for in a homogenizer?

By Carlton Hoyt, 20 January 2016

When purchasing a homogenizer, it can be helpful to know what factors others consider when making a similar buying decision. We reveal the main features that other scientists look out for and discuss the top-ranked factor in more detail.

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Choosing a Laboratory Homogenizer

By Carlton Hoyt, 08 May 2014

If you're wondering what the most important attributes are in choosing a homogenizer, we've got the answers. We reveal the results from a recent survey to help you decide which factors to consider when making your buying decision.

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How to Homogenize Tissue

By Carlton Hoyt, 14 April 2014

An introductory guide to the homogenization of tissues including factors to consider and different methods available.

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Physical Homogenization

By Aimee O'Driscoll, 29 August 2013

Physical homogenization can be used for various applications. We explore some of the use cases for physical homogenization and some of the factors that can affect the process.

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Homogenization 101

By Aimee O'Driscoll, 12 July 2013

Deciding on the right homogenizer for your lab can be a tough process. We explain what homogenization entails and reveal the different types of homogenizers available to fit your specific needs.

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