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Handheld homogenizer for homogenizing, disrupting, or emulsifying tissue samples in liquid
Variable-speed motor of 5,000rpm to 35,000rpm with a rotor and stator configuration for efficient homogenization of samples
Handles volumes from 5mL to 1,000mL with the included 14mm probe
138W universal motor with a 120V power supply can be operated manually or mounted for hands-free operation. From time to time remove the stator and rotor, hold the BH up-side-down and add a single drop of mineral oil to the probe shaft
Includes probe constructed of stainless steel 316 with fluorocarbon bushings for strength and resistance to corrosion
The BioSpec 985370-14 Tissue-Tearor is a handheld, variable-speed, homogenizer suitable for homogenizing, disrupting, or emulsifying tissue samples in liquid. This unit has a variable speed of 5,000rpm to 35,000rpm and can handle sample volumes of 5mL to 1,000mL with the included probe. The rotor and stator configuration draws the sample material up into the probe and repeatedly cycles it through narrow slits in the stator for rapid shearing and disintegration of the material. The probe has a 14mm stator diameter, a working length of 13.2cm, and is constructed of stainless steel 316 with fluorocarbon bushings for strength and resistance to corrosion. The 138W universal motor has a 120V power supply and can be operated manually or mounted for hands-free operation. This handheld homogenizer is suitable for use in laboratory homogenization applications.
|Speed||5,000rpm to 35,000rpm|
|Sample volume||5mL to 1,000mL|
|Motor||138W, universal motor|
|Probe dimensions||14mm stator diameter, 13.2cm working length|
BioSpec Products manufactures laboratory equipment for clinical and life science applications. The company, founded in 1979, is headquartered in Bartlesville, OK.
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- 985370-14 Tissue-Tearor homogenizer
May 29, 2015
I bought this directly from Fisher. To be honest, I’m used to your typical homogenizers that have a blade inside the stator (this is something looking like a flat screwdriver). I tried it to homogenize bone (hard tissue) and retina (soft tissue), neither with much success. Lots of noise, lots of foam, doesn’t even tickle the tissue. I had better luck with a plastic pestle for 1.5mL microtubes! A real pity as I really had high hopes that this could help with our samples.
I have had two Tissue Tearers in my lab since 2006. We have used them on thousands of samples. They work great – just as well as homogenizers that cost thousands at Fisher. Even better, though, is the customer service from this company. They are very helpful and responsive. The motor is going on one our Tissue Tearers and the company just offered to fix it with no charge for labor! Also, because the motor is a Dremel tool, it is extremely easy to replace the motor – preventing you from having to buy a new one when it dies (any homogenizer motor would die with the amount of hard use we put them through).