The SpeedMill PLUS is a highly efficient homogenization system for various starting materials used for the subsequent isolation and purification of DNA, RNA or proteins.
The homogenization process is based on an innovative mechanical principle for which a patent has been filed. Thus the novel sample holder can be stored at temperatures down to -40 degrees C and offers a passive long-term cooling of the starting materials. This new process prevents the substantial sample warming that occurs with other homogenizers, allowing users to operate the SpeedMill PLUS continuously if necessary. The samples to be processed are rapidly and efficiently homogenized in lysis tubes that have been specially optimized for the system and, as such, contain different and/or application-specific beads. Using beads makes it possible to completely and reproducibly homogenize even the toughest starting materials, such as cartilage and chitin shells of insects (from a tick, for instance) within a very short time.
Operating processes, such as loading and removing of the sample tubes, are very simple and no tools are required. Homogenization parameters are user-defined.
In addition to the common sample preparation kits, the SpeedMill Plus also accommodates optimized kits for complete nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) isolation from various starting materials. All kits have been optimized for the SpeedMill Plus for extremely fast and efficient nucleic acid isolation. The yields produced are impressively high and the quality of the isolated nucleic acids is outstanding."