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Pre-Filled Disruption Tubes

Microcentrifuge tubes filled with beads or small balls are widely used to bead beat microorganisms and small tissue samples.  These disruption tubes are manufactured by OPS Diagnostics as a ready-to-use product and are available in multiple configurations.  Using OPS Diagnostics’ acid washed, low binding, and molecular biology grade grinding beads, disruption tubes with measured amounts of grinding media minimize preparation by researchers.  Several mixed mode configurations use different bead sizes in order to homogenize the sample at different levels, i.e., large beads to disrupt tissue and smaller beads to break open bacteria within a sample.  The three categories of disruption tubes are as follows:

Acid Washed Pre-Filled Tubes

Like those sold in bulk, these beads have been washed with acid to remove detrimental contaminants that are found in raw beads. Zirconium beads are offered in the following diameters: 100 µm, 200 µm, 400 µm, 800 µm, 1.0 mm, 1.4 mm, 1.7 mm or 3.0 mm. Acid washed zirconium beads with both 800 µm and 1.4 mm diameters are also for sale. Disruption tubes with acid washed silica beads can be purchased in 100 µm, 400 µm, or 800 µm diameters. Additionally, OPS Diagnostics offers mixed media tubes with more than one type of grinding media, available with the following specifications. We have a disruption tube with 500 µm garnet and a 6 mm zirconium satellite as well as a disruption tube with 100 µm silica, 1.4 mm Zr and a 4 mm silica bead. Lastly, there is a disruption tube with 2.8 mm acid washed stainless steel grinding balls. The grinding media in these pre-filled tubes have been washed with diluted acid to remove potentially detrimental contaminants.

Molecular Biology Grade Pre-Filled Tubes

The grinding media in these tubes are acid washed prior to undergoing further processing and aseptic packaging. They are certified nucleic acid, DNase, RNase and protease-free. Zirconium Molecular Biology Grade beads diameters of 100 µm, 200 µm, 400 µm, 800 µm, 1.0 mm or 1.4 mm are offered as pre-filled tubes; silica Molecular Biology Grade beads in pre-filled tubes have diameters of 100 µm, 400 µm or 800 µm are available in pre-filled tubes.

Low Binding Pre-Filled Tubes

Disruption tubes with low binding beads contain media that undergoes a proprietary process that minimizes non-specific adsorption of molecules to the bead surface following homogenization. Zirconium Low Binding grinding beads 100 µm, 200 µm, 400 µm, 800 µm and 1.4 mm in diameter as well as silica Low Binding grinding beads 100 µm, 400 µm and 800 µm in diameter are available as pre-filled tubes. 

Pre-filled Tube Sales Sheet

1.0 mm Zirconium Beads, Pre-Filled Tubes (100 count)

1.0 mm Zirconium Beads Pre-Filled Tubes are great for disrupting soil, thin tissues, and leaves in a fast and effective way.

$123.00 - $155.00
1.4 mm Acid Washed Zirconium Beads, Pre-Filled Tubes (100 count)

1.4 mm Acid Washed Zirconium Beads are suitable for homogenizing small animal (e.g., mouse) tissue samples and biomass.

$119.00 - $155.00
1.7 mm Zirconium Bead, Acid Washed, Pre-Filled Tubes (50 count)

 1.7 mm Acid Washed Zirconium Beads are suitable for homogenizing larger tissue samples, fungi pellicles, and fine plant material.

$63.00
100 micron and 400 micron Silica Beads, Prefilled Tube (100 count)

Mixed Matrix disruption tubes can be effective lysing microorganisms and environmental samples (e.g., soil). 

$138.00
100 micron silica beads, 1.7 mm Zirconium beads, and a 4 mm silica bead, Prefilled Tubes (100 count)

Mixed Matrix Silica/Zirconium Disruption Tubes offer chemically-inert, acid washed, mixed grinding media to disrupt a range of organisms and particles present within a sample.  

$138.00
100 micron Silica Beads, Pre-Filled Tubes (100 count)

100 µm Silica Beads are small, yet dense enough to disrupt most bacterial cells.

$123.00 - $167.00
100 micron Zirconium Beads, 1200 mg Pre-Filled Tubes (100 count)

100 µm Acid Washed Zirconium Beads are suitable for homogenizing bacteria and small tissues.

$123.00
100 micron Zirconium Beads, 600 mg Pre-Filled Tubes (100 count)

100 µm Acid Washed Zirconium Beads are suitable for homogenizing bacteria and small tissues.

$123.00 - $167.00
2.8 mm Stainless Steel Grinding Balls Pre-Filled Tube (50 count)

2.8 mm Stainless Steel Grinding Balls may be used  to lyse a wide variety of samples, including soft animal tissues (liver, brain), fibrous animal tissues (muscle, heart, lung), plant leaf and stem samples, and fungal thalli (e.g., mushrooms).   

$87.00
200 micron Zirconium Beads, Pre-Filled Tubes (100 count)

200 µm Zirconium Beads are suitable for disrupting bacteria and small yeasts (e.g. Pichia)

$123.00 - $167.00
3 mm Zirconium Beads, Acid Washed, Pre-Filled Tubes (50 count)

3.0 mm Acid Washed Zirconium Beads are are chemically-resistant to organics and suitable for homogenizing larger tissue and plant leaf samples.

$63.00
400 micron Silica Beads, Pre-Filled Tubes (100 count)

400 µm Silica Beads are ideal for disrupting yeast (e.g., Saccharomyces). 

$123.00 - $167.00
400 micron Zirconium Beads, Pre-Filled Tubes (100 count)

400 µm Zirconium Beads are suitable for disrupting bacteria and yeast.  

$123.00 - $167.00
500 micron Garnet and a 6mm Zirconium Grinding Satellite, Pre-Filled Tubes (100 count)

Mixed Matrix Garnet/Satellite Disruption Tubes offer chemically-inert, acid washed, mixed grinding media to disrupt a range of organisms and particles present within a sample.  

$138.00
800 micron and 1.4 mm Zirconium beads, Prefilled Tube (100 count)

Mixed Matrix 800 µm/1.4 mm Zirconium Disruption Tubes offer chemically-inert, acid washed, mixed grinding media to disrupt a range of organisms and particles present within a sample.

$138.00