Benchmark Scientific introduced the BeadBlaster 24 Microtube Homogenizer to its line. The BeadBlaster 24 can grind, lyse, or homogenize up to 24 samples simultaneously. Tubes in the stainless steel tube carrier are subjected to an intense 3D motion, causing high energy impacts between the samples and microbeads to release their cellular contents. After homogenization, samples are centrifuged and the supernatant collected for additional processing. Operation of the BeadBlaster 24 is programmable, allowing for short bursts of homogenizing with rests in between to protect sensitive samples. Up to 50 programs can be stored in memory and recalled quickly. The transparent lid prevents access to the samples when the unit is in operation while a brushless motor provides cool and quiet operation.
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