The BeadBeater is the ultimate laboratory-scale homogenizer for disrupting aqueous suspensions of yeast, fungi or bacteria.  Complete cell lysis of 10-80 g (wet weight) of cells is achieved in about three minutes of operation.

The BeadBeater comes complete with a 350 ml polycarbonate chamber, rotor assembly, motor base, ice-water cooling jacket, and your choice of one pound of glass beads...

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-101 for 0.1 mm glass beads

-105 for 0.5 mm glass beads

-110 for 1.0 mm glass beads

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The BeadBeater bead-mill methodology is considered superior to other mechanical methods of microbial cell disruption.  And, in most cases, it is the most economical.  The BeadBeater disrupts microorganisms, single-cell preparations and pulverized plant and animal tissue with better than 95 percent efficiency. Up to 80 grams (wet weight) of cells can be processed in a typical three minute run. Relying on a unique crushing or cracking action rather than high the shear forces found with a French Press or sonicator, a Teflon impeller rotating at high speed forces thousands of minute glass* beads to violently collide in a special clover-leaf shaped vessel. Cells are disrupted quickly, efficiently and safely in the sealed system. The apparatus is easy to clean, has a small footprint, requires no auxiliary supplies or equipment and is essentially maintenance free. Beads settle out in seconds and are reusable.

* Note: Glass beads and zirconia-silica beads having diameters of 0.1 mm, 0.5 mm, and 1 mm are preferred grinding media.  Larger beads and heavier beads cannot be adequately agitated.  DO NOT use metal beads or sharp-edged particles in the BeadBeater.  These will damage the chamber.

  • Features :

    • Ideal for isolating proteins, enzymes and intact intracellular organelles
    • Powerful, high speed motor. Only durable, non-toxic components contact the product
    • Designed for batches up to 80 g (wet wt.) in 200 ml of medium
    • Highly efficient disruption in shortest times possible
    • Sample cooling during homogenization is simple and efficient
    • Homogenizer clean-up and mantinance is uncomplicated and easy
  • Specifications :

    • Homogenizing chamber made of shatter-proof polycarbonate, 350 ml total volume, 200 ml working
    • Rotor machined from solid Teflon
    • 15,800 rpm, 3/8 HP single speed motor
    • 6 inch dia. footprint X 12 inch high, shipping wt. 11 lbs
    • 115 Volt, 50/60 Hz, 3 wire grounded cord
  • Other Info :

    CONTROLLING SAMPLE WARMING. Like many mechanical cell disruption techniques, the Beadbeating process generates heat.  In general for every minute of beadbeating there is a 10 degree rise in sample temperature. Should that be a problem, the ice-water jacket included with the BeadBeater helps keep this temperature increase under control. Superior control is achieved using an accessory stainless steel or aluminum sample chamber. See accessories below.



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