The new Mini-BeadBeater-Plus™ is a high-energy bead-mill designed to violently agitate up to a half gram sample of biological material sealed inside a 2 ml microcentrifuge vial containing tiny glass, zirconia or steel lysing beads. The grinding action of the beads (beadbeating) rapidly disrupts microorganisms and plant and animal tissue in 5-90 seconds. Being an upgrade of the venerable MiniBeadbeater-1, new features include a programmable timer, a more powerful brushless motor and 115/230 VAC compatibility.
Because cell disruption occurs inside sealed microvials, cross-contamination during homogenization is completely eliminated - an important feature for nucleic acid isolation. And time is saved because no clean-up is needed between samples. Sterile technique is easily accommodated for recovery of intracellular virus and bacteria from plant and animal cells and the non-foaming, non-aerosol method is ideal for recovery of enzymes, membranes and intracellular organelles.
The Mini-BeadBeater-Plus is also used for dry- or cryo-grinding. Heavier zirconia or steel beads and special breakage-resistant microvials are used. Hard samples such as hair, bone, teeth, seeds, and minerals are powdered in 5 - 30 seconds. All protocols developed with the Mini-BeadBeater-Plus are transferable to larger, higher-capacity MiniBeadBeater models.
|Homogenizer Type||Bead Mill|
|Sample Throughput||1 sample|
|Sample Volume (min)||10 mg
|Sample Volume (max)||400 mg / 1.5-2 mL
|Usage / Placement||Benchtop|
Motor: High torque, brushless motor with 4X greater power than commonly used brush or induction motors.
Dimensions: 10 inches width, 9 inches depth, 6 inches height, shipping weight 10 pounds
Digital: Touchpad speed control: 1-99 seconds.
Precise microprocessor-controlled speed: 4350 oscillations/minute (rpm)
Cell or tissue capacity: 10 - 400 mg (wet weight)
Horizontal vial displacement of 0.75 inches - more efficient than vertical shakers.
Uses standard laboratory 2.0 ml, screw-cap microvials having a sharp conical bottom.925 BioSpec 2021-03-03