Pre-filled tube kits contain one of the following types of beads:
Bead kits are available with 2.0 ml and 5.0 ml tubes. (5.0 ml tubes only available with steel beads.)
Please Note: 5.0 ml tubes are only for use in the BeadBug™ 6 or BeadBlaster™ 24 and require the 5 ml Tube Adapter.
Different bead-mill homogenizers have different specifications. We therefore do not recommend substituting the beads or tubes from one homogenizer for use in another homogenizer unless you are certain that they will work properly.
Please note that the chart below is only provided as a guideline. Various factors, especially sample size, will influence the bead kit which is optimal for your sample.
Are the bead kits sterile?
They are not sterile. Beads are washed and heat treated and kits are filled in a clean room environment, but they cannot be guaranteed to be sterile. If you require sterility, it is recommended that you autoclave them before use (just remember to loosen or remove the caps prior to autoclaving).
What kind of zirconium are the Triple Pure™ zirconium beads made of?
Are the Triple Pure™ zirconium beads compatible with organic solvents, such as phenol and chloroform?
Yes, they are non-reactive with organic solvents.Benchmark Scientific 2013-06-11