BioSpec Polypropylene Microvials

Category Homogenizer Accessories
Manufacturer BioSpec

These 2.0 ml, screw cap with o-ring seal, microcentrifuge vials are made of inert polypropylene and have straight walls with a sharp conical bottom. This vial shape is required for the Mini-Beadbeater-1 and recommended for the MiniBeadbeater-16, MiniBeadbeater-24 and MiniBeadbeater-96. The vials are available sterile or non-sterile.

For extraction and cell disruption of larger sample volumes we also offer 7 ml polypropylene vials. These vials include screw caps and, when combined with the appropriate adapter, can be used with the Mini-Beadbeater-16, or -24

Polypropylene Microvials and adapters available:

  • 2 ml Sterile vial and cap, sterile, foam rack, 100 count
  • 2 ml Non-sterile vial and cap, 500 count
  • 2 ml Sterile vial and cap, 500 count
  • 7 ml Non-sterile vial and cap, 1000 count
  • Adapter for Mini-BeadBeater-16 or 24 holds up to eight 7 ml vials.

Note: Polypropylene microvials cannot be used with steel beads. The steel beads will crack or punch through the vials. No problem exists using zirconia or glass beads for dry milling or steel beads for wet milling. If dry milling with steel beads is desired (commonly done at liquid nitrogen temperatures and called cryo-grinding use stainless steel microvials with silicone rubber stoppers or the much tougher polypropylene XXTuff Reinforced Microvials


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