Industry News: Embedded Cooling Module Designed for the Precellys Evolution Homogenizer

02 Jun 2017


BERTIN, entity of CNIM Group, presents its latest generation of patented cooling module for Precellys® Evolution homogenizers: the Cryolys® Evolution. It enables to keep the temperature of the samples between 0°C and 10°C during homogenization preventing them from heat degradation.

This new version of Cryolys® is installed on the top of Bertin’s Precellys® Evolution homogenizer without any air pipe or power cable – it is powered directly through the Precellys® unit. End-users may control both devices from a single interface, enabling them to benefit from greater performances in a smaller size.

Cryolys® Evolution allows preventing the degradation of thermo-sensitive molecules such as RNA, siRNA, metabolites, enzymes or proteins. These molecules are subject to more and more investigations, especially in the fields of Cancer Research and Pharmacology. Cryolys® Evolution’s patented technology allows to maintain a low temperature (0°C- 10°C) before, during and after the grinding process with Precellys® Evolution.

The Cryolys® technology is based on using air as a cooling media to cool down the tubes surrounding under the Precellys’® lid. The new Cryolys® Evolution is free standing and uses only dry ice and ambient air without frost generation, which is a major innovation. Moreover, Precellys® Evolution now completely drives the cooling unit through its software-integrated programming functions. Thereby, the accuracy and the efficiency of the system have been drastically improved, in order to offer the best thermo-sensitive molecules' protection from heat degradation during homogenization.

“Our Precellys® homogenizer has been a huge success for over 10 years to many lab handling biological samples” comments Bruno Vallayer, PhD, Vice President Marketing & Sales Bertin Technologies. “But those who wished to use it in combination with our previous cooling option had to ensure they could have access to compressed-air network – which was not always the case. This new version of Cryolys® will enable them to get rid of this constraint. It will also be quite handy for facilities dealing with limited space or safety constraints such as Bio Safety Laboratories”.

A 100% French technology, Cryolys® Evolution has been designed and developed internally by BERTIN’s team and manufactured in France.