Cole-Parmer Introduces PBI Shredder SG3 System for a New Method in Sample Preparation

31 Oct 2012
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Achieve better sample integrity and longer DNA with the new PBI Shredder SG3™ from Cole-Parmer. Ideal for the extraction of DNA, RNA, protein, mitochondria, and small molecules, the device creates a closed system in which to safely prepare samples. It is also portable for easy and efficient field collection.

Its closed system operates by using pressure, which forces the sample against the lysis plate in the tubes for low-shear cell disruption. The resulting samples exceed the yields of those derived from traditional labor-intensive methods such as manual mortar and pestle preparation. The samples also offer better integrity than bead beating methods. Higher reproducibility and lower cost in sample preparation make this efficient new device a standout option for research labs, forensics, cryogenics, medical diagnostics, and more. It also offers full chain-of-custody tracking from collection to testing.

The PBI Shredder SG3 System is easy to use and compatible with lab buffers and reagents already present in most labs. Its heavy-duty driver features long-lasting rechargeable lithium batteries for uninterrupted operation. A three-position setting level enables users to create a standard for reproducible results among various operators. Unique polypropylene shredder tubes create a closed system for sample collection, preparation, storage, and transporting. This design prevents sample cross-contamination and ensures safety in processing hazardous materials. Tubes are also available with a metal lysis disk for processing of harder samples, such as seeds and ticks.

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