The Talboys High Throughput Homogenizer is specifically designed for high throughput sample processing in a microplate, vial set format or any 4 x 5 x 2.5" matrix to produce effective homogenization of tissue samples. The homogenizer produces a reciprocal motion that is optimized for grinding difficult samples. The easy-to-load tray securely locks the microplate or sample holder in place. The high speed linear motion of the homogenizer allows for rapid sample processing; in most cases two minutes or less.
Homogenized samples can be subsequently handled manually or in an automated system. The High Throughput Homogenizer is suitable for the isolation of protein, DNA, RNA, viruses, and other biological components released during homogenization. Animal tissue, seeds, tubers, leaf punches, soil and sediment samples, insects, and microbial cultures can all be effectively homogenized in a 96-well or vial set format. This unit is also useful for pulverizing dry samples for chemical analysis and solubility studies.
These homogenizers can be run in conditions from 5 to 40 °C (41 to 104°F), 20% to 85% relative humidity, non-condensing and have analog controls. Choose from 120 V (6.3 amp, 450 watts) or 230 V (3.1 amps, 450 watts) models. Dimensions: 17.5 x 15 x 14.2" (44.5 x 38.1 x 36.1 cm). Shipping weight: 75 lb (34.1 kg). Speed range: 0 to 1,600 rpm. Timer range: 0 to 10 minutes. Reciprocal stroke: 1.2" (3.1 cm). Maximum capacity: 1 deep well plate, 4 stacked standard well plates, or 1 vial set; 300 gram maximum.
A variety of accessories including vial sets, grinding media, and handling equipment are also available. Grinding Vial Sets combine the benefits of the microplate format and the size of vials to provide a tool for higher throughput sample grinding. Vials are available in either polycarbonate or polyethylene materials. The polyethylene vial set is offered in a 24 vial, 4 mL size (item # 23524). The polycarbonate vial set is offered in two sizes; 24 vial, 4 mL size and 5 vial, 15 mL size (item # 23525). The 4 mL vial size is conveniently packaged as a set or in bulk (item # 23520).
Grinding balls (item #23522) are used with deep well plates and vial sets to bead beat plant tissues, seeds, and animal tissues. These grinding balls are made of 440C stainless steel which allows them to be retrieved with a magnet while making them resistant to tarnishing. Grinding balls are treated to remove residual oils and contaminants prior to packaging and can be easily removed after homogenization using the 24-pin magnet accessory (item # 23526-M). Other non-metallic grinding media are also available.
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