Mixer Mill MM 400 by Retsch GmbH

Manufacturer Retsch GmbH  |  Available Worldwide
4.6
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5.0
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The mixer mill MM 400 is a compact versatile bench-top unit, which has been developed specially for dry, wet and cryogenic grinding of small amounts of sample.


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Average Rating: 4.6
17 Scientists have reviewed this product

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  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada



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    5 out of 5
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The MM400 is highly recommended. Our staff love it!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Homogenization of muscle, liver, skin etc for stable isotope analysis.

"Our lab has used the MM400 for about 1.5 years. We use it to homogenize muscle, skin, liver, whole invertebrate samples prior to stable isotope and fatty acid analysis. We primarily used a mortar and pestle or bullet blender but the MM400 has largely replaced both other methods. It's fast and does a consistently thorough job of homogenizing samples. The machine has been heavily used with no mechanical issues. Extra grinding jars of multiple sizes are a must to get the most productivity out of the homogenizer. Additional grinding jars are costly but well worth the investment as they are solidly built. Being a closed grinding system the MM400 reduces the chance of lab personnel being exposed to tissue aerosols."

Review date: 08 Dec 2022 | Mixer Mill MM 400
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  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Northwestern Univesity



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Indeed great addition to my research
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Mechanochemical Reaction

"I have used this machine in IISER Kolkata, India. It's very efficient, handy and convenient. The sales care are extremely helpful. It's worth buying it."

Review date: 07 Dec 2022 | Mixer Mill MM 400
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  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Vivex Biologics, Inc.



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great quality
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Milling human tissue

"As always, excellent machine, easy to operate and user friendly. Fast milling to desired particulate size. We end up using the same machine for two of our other products."

Review date: 07 Dec 2022 | Mixer Mill MM 400
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  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Clark atlanta University



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great machine to have!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:ball milling synthesis of porous materials

"This is the best ball mill I have ever used. Very easy to operate and handle."

Review date: 07 Dec 2022 | Mixer Mill MM 400
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  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Virginia Tech



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    5 out of 5
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    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Excellent mill!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Soils and plant analysis

"Perfect for preparing soil and plant material for isotope analysis."

Review date: 06 Dec 2022 | Mixer Mill MM 400
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  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Mahidol University



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Ease of use, reproducibility
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:New compound formation

"Ease of use, reproducibility"

Review date: 21 Aug 2022 | Mixer Mill MM 400
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  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: PROVIMI VIÊT NAM



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Very, very good product
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:PREMIX and ANIMAL FEED

"If you want the analysis results perfect and precision, please use the MM400 in your lab."

Review date: 11 Aug 2022 | Mixer Mill MM 400
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  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Facultad de Química - UdelaR



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Very helpful instrument
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Food analysis

"The system is extremely easy to use and offers a wide versatility. The result of the milling of food products is a very homogeneous powder that facilitates the extraction step following the milling process. Essential tool in pharmacognosy and food analysis laboratories."

Review date: 10 Aug 2022 | Mixer Mill MM 400
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: First Global Link



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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The world's most effective instrument in medical technology.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:We are the biomedical engineer and this is very user friendly with easy to maintain equipment

"This is very user-friendly and easy to maintain for both (End-user & Biomedical engineers). This is cost-effective equipment for the institute with less budget. After-sales & service, it's easy to service and maintain. "

Review date: 13 Dec 2021 | Mixer Mill MM 400
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Gachon University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Thanks to MM 400 designer and manufacturer. It is helpful for my job.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Sample prep for XRF

"I am happy to use MM400 for my live laboratory. In addition, many users are also so interested in our MM400 and satisfied with the results of analyzing data with XRF. It helps us with cost-saving to experiment with continuous sample grinding and homogenizing. It would be specified as a standard machine for XRF marketplaces."

Review date: 09 Dec 2021 | Mixer Mill MM 400


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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Arkan for manufacturing and mining



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    1 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Very good result for fast milling
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Frit and ceramic raw materials analysis

"This product is efficient tool for rapid grinding of glass and ceramic materials but the customer serrvice after purchasing from the local agent is poor. We were buying a previous mill (RM 100) but when it needed a maintainance, the agent was not able to fix it well."

Review date: 09 Dec 2021 | Mixer Mill MM 400
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: UkrSGRI



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Excellent result
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Grinding of rocks and other materials

"This has been working for more than ten years in a small analytical laboratory as an indispensable tool as a sample preparation for analytical research. The device is easy to use and quite reliable. Performs its functions perfectly."

Review date: 09 Dec 2021 | Mixer Mill MM 400
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: PE "Stasenko and Partners"



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    3 out of 5
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    3 out of 5
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Super
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Super

"Super"

Review date: 09 Dec 2021 | Mixer Mill MM 400
  • Status:

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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: ECU



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Good general purpose mill
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Milling samples

"Can mill a wide variety of samples, and have an efficiency of milling tailored by altering the number, size, and material of milling balls, adjusting the ratio of sample: milling balls: empty space, and the length of time. Minimal training is required. Some shortcomings include time spent cleaning in between samples when cross-contamination is an issue, and a small amount of sample loss when retrieving from the chamber. Hardened steel is not acid resistant, get stainless instead."

Review date: 09 Dec 2021 | Mixer Mill MM 400
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Haribo Produktions GmbH Bonn



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Saves a lot of time.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Can mix all types of sample in a food lab

"Before this machine we used a little kitchen mixer and it was a disaster. Now we use a mixer from Retsch and have no problems with the samples."

Review date: 19 Jul 2021 | Mixer Mill MM 400
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  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: The University of Sydney



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great for homogenous powdering of tissue samples whilst frozen.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Homogenising mouse tissue samples - dry or lysis

"We have been using the Retsch MixerMill 400 to dry grind our mouse tissue samples while keeping them cold. This machine has allowed us to finely grind the tissue to a powder while keeping the samples frozen and then aliquot the homogenous powder for multiple downstream uses. The racks can be prechilled in a liquid nitrogen bath, removed for grinding and then straight back onto liquid nitrogen to keep the samples frozen. We can do 20 x 2mL tubes at one time substantially saving us time compared to hand grinding one by one. Additionally, we have used this for several lysis protocols including lysing in phenol for RNA extraction and into lysis buffers for protein analysis."

Review date: 05 Dec 2019 | Mixer Mill MM 400
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: IZO s.r.l. a socio unico



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Good results, easy to use.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Sample homogenization

"The mixer mill Retsch MM 400 is a compact bench-top unit, which has been developed specially for grinding or milling of small amounts of sample. It can mix and homogenize powders and suspensions or disrupt biological cells as well as for DNA/RNA and protein extraction."

Review date: 15 May 2017 | Mixer Mill MM 400

The mixer mill MM 400 is a compact versatile bench-top unit, which has been developed specially for dry, wet and cryogenic grinding of small amounts of sample.

It can mix and homogenize powders and suspensions in only a few seconds. It is also perfectly suitable for the disruption of biological cells as well as for DNA/RNA and protein extraction. With its high performance and great flexibility the mixer mill MM 400 is a unique product in the market.

You may also be interested in the High Energy Ball Mill Emax, an entirely new type of mill for high energy input. The unique combination of high friction and impact results in extremely fine particles within the shortest amount of time.

Advantages:

  • Reproducible, efficient grinding, mixing and homogenization in seconds
  • Powerful grinding by impact and friction, up to 30 Hz for up to 20 samples per run
  • 3 different grinding modes (dry, wet or cryogenic)
  • Screw-top grinding jars for leak-proof grinding
  • 9 SOPs can be stored
  • Wide range of accessories including various jar and ball sizes, adapter racks for single use vials and tubes, grinding tool materials, CryoKit
  • Efficient cell disruption of max. 240 ml cell suspension for DNA/RNA- and protein extraction
  • Isolation of bacteria from tissue in 8 x 30 ml bottles or 10 x 5 ml vials for accurate diagnosis of infections