Member since: 2017
Organization: ADPEN LAboratories, Inc.
Powerful homogenization in a small footprint. A must-have for every laboratory.
Application Area: Trace residue analysis in crop and environmental samples.
"Our Bead Ruptor has been an enormous time saver. Previously sample homogenization of multiple samples could be a bottleneck. Especially if multiple chemists needed to use our traditional homogenizers, which are expensive and take up a lot of bench space. The Bead Ruptor makes quick work of multiple samples at once. We've used the 50 mL rack which holds 3 polypropylene centrifuge tubes, the 30 mL, rack which holds 6 tubes and the 7 mL rack which holds 24 tubes. If you are able to miniaturize your sample size, we've found the 30 mL rack setup to be the best compromise as far as the number of samples that can be processed at once and traditional sample size. The methods using our traditional homogenizers usually take 5-15 minutes of homogenization time. Compare this with 30 seconds to a minute on the Bead Ruptor due to its powerful motor. Added benefits are there's no need to clean probes and no fear of cross-contamination or loss of residues. It has really revolutionized how we approach method development too. Bead Ruptor + Quechers = awesome savings in time, and cost for solvent and consumables."
Member since: 2015
Has cut sample processing time drastically - a must have!
Application Area:analyze parent compound in tissue samples
"Ease of use - Very easy to use and program. The only downfall is that the plates can be hard to unscrew. After sales care - Omni representatives are very responsive and kind. Value for money - We do not regret purchasing the instrument but, we wish the consumables were more reasonably priced. Overall a great instrument. It took some trial and error to find the right settings for the tissues we process, but after you figure it out, you are golden. "
Member since: 2015
Organization: UT Southwestern Med Ctr
Application Area:We use the Bead Ruptor to homogenize animal tissues in organic solvents.
"We purchased this product to replace a traditional shearing homogenizer. It is easier to use, safer (no solvent splashes), and quieter (no hearing protection required). It is programmable, ensuring consistent handling of all samples. It processes up to 24 samples simultaneously. It is very powerful. We process most of our samples for two to three cycles at 10 to 15 seconds per cycle. Customer support from Omni is very good. We were able to demo the unit before purchasing to make sure it would work with all of our applications. Our Omni rep was in constant communication with us during the demo and after our purchase to make sure all went smoothly. If you regularly homogenize a large number of samples, I would recommend trying out this product. It has greatly decreased the time and effort our lab spends on sample preparation."
The Bead Ruptor Elite designed for grinding, lysing, and homogenizing biological samples prior to molecular extraction. Available with a wide range of accessories the Bead Ruptor Elite enables processing of samples in volumes ranging from 0.5 mL to 50 mL. The optional Bead Rupto rCryo Cooling Unit(19-8010) is designed to prevent the increase of sample temperature during the homogenization process.