The Precellys® homogenizers from Bertin Instruments use bead-beating technology to homogenize biological samples, such as human, animal or plant tissues, or to lyse micro-organisms. In this way, the biological samples are ground via multi-directional movement (3D bead-beating), the speed of which can reach up to 10,000 rotations per minute, depending on the equipment. Bead-beating is the gold standard method for tissue homogenization compared to standard techniques such as: mortar & pestle, sonication, blender, high pressure homogenizer. It takes just a few dozen seconds to homogenize the samples, which are then ready for an analysis of the molecules of interest (nucleic acids, proteins, metabolites) using different analysis techniques: PCR, sequencing, Western Blot, liquid chromatography, etc. This represents a considerable time saving that simplifies sample preparation protocols.
The Precellys® range of homogenizers allows to prepare samples in full safety and without cross contamination, for both routine applications and R&D projects in a broad range of research areas including microbiology, pharmacology, cancer, forensic medicine, the environment, and even agronomy.
Optimized for use with the sample homogenizers are the Precellys Lysing Kits, consisting of beads and tubes with a large selection of materials and tube sizes.