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Turning a sample into a suspension—the essence of homogenizing— occurs in a wide range of laboratory applications.

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Turning a sample into a suspension—the essence of homogenizing— occurs in a wide range of laboratory applications. In life science and clinical research, scientists often homogenize tissue samples for various analytical studies.

Top 6 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Homogenizer

1. How does this homogenizer differ from the competition? What makes it superior in quality and cost effective for the scientist?

2. What accessories are necessary to run the unit? Are there preassembled bead kits to use that will simplify the homogenization process?

3. Does the company offer demo units for the scientist to test out?

4. Does the company offer application and technical phone support before/after the product purchase?

5. Ask about replacements in case the product parts break down with use.

6. Finally, ask about cost of the purchase, installation charges and warranty extension costs.

Recent Trends in Homogenizers:

• Despite the variety of options that are currently available in tissue homogenization, researchers continue to want more features and capabilities out of their homogenizers. In addition, advances in other technologies—such as next-generation sequencing—can force advances in homogenizer technology.

• Users are asking for the ability to add a defined pause in a homogenization run

• Lab professionals are using homogenizers to prepare their samples for their next-generation sequencers. So specialized approaches to homogenization must be developed to handle specific tasks where ordinary homogenization does not provide the needed results.

• Researchers will continue to expect more features from this technology, and those features often revolve around increased user control and flexibility in how a homogenizer can be used. As the features in homogenizer technology expand, they will undoubtedly be integrated into other technologies that are concerned with mixing and stirring, be it for small- or large-scale applications

Recently Released Homogenizers

Bullet Blender Storm
• Breaks down 24 tissue samples simultaneously within minutes
• Comes standard with built-in Air Cooling™ Technology to keep samples cool during powerful homogenization
• Simple user interface and two settings—time and speed—allow scientists to multitask homogenizing soft cell types
• Prevents sample to sample cross contamination
• Comes with 2-year warranty; manufactured in the USA


Micro, MaX, Multi-Gen 7, and Multi-Gen 7XL Homogenizing Packages
• Homogenize various volumes (.03ML to 20L) at speeds of up to 30,000 RPM
• Packages have been preselected to better assist users in selecting a homogenizer setup that best suits their needs
• For example, Micro packages are suited to processing 0.3-2ml volumes and the MaX- packages are best for processing smalllarge volumes

PRO Scientific

Bead Ruptor
• Combine maximum power with a broad array of processing accessories
• Quickly grinds, lyses, and homogenizes biological samples with high processing power
• Provides an efficient, consistent, high-yield and quality homogenization usually in less than 40 seconds
• Can simultaneously homogenize multiple samples in either 2mL, 7mL, 35mL or 96-stripwell tubes


T 25 Digital ULTRA-TURRAX®
• For volumes of 1 to 2.000 ml (H2O)
• Three types of shaft bearings available
• Standard version offers digital display
• Rotor-Stator configurations have delivered 30 years of proven comparability test results
• Can be used for a variety of applications including homogenizing waste water samples and dispersion tasks under vacuum / pressure




Homogenizer Manufacturers

Bee International
Branson Ultrasonics
Hielscher Ultrasonics
Mo Bio Laboratories
Niro Soavi
PRO Scientific
Sartorius BBI Systems
Sonics & Materials