Mixing High Viscosity Solutions with the Vitl Co-Mix Laboratory Mixer
18 December 2015
The viscosity of a solution has a significant effect on the mixing efficiency of an orbital mixer. Viscous liquids such as glycerol and polyethylene-glycol (PEG) are widely used as a non-aqueous mixing solvent for drugs, vaccines and dyes, or as a stabilizing agent in protein solutions. This application note examines the performance of the Vitl Co-Mix when used to mix solutions with a high concentration of glycerol in different microplates and tubes.