Our convenient, ready-to-use 24 Well Polycarbonate Vial Sets with Unlined Caps were developed to efficiently dry grind (i.e., homogenize without buffers or solvents), hard materials, such as seeds, lyophilized plant tissues, pills/tablets and similar dry samples. Unlike softer plastics, polycarbonate retains its rigidity and strength during bead beating, generating a true homogenate. Extremely durable, polycarbonate vials can be submersed in liquid nitrogen and immediately used for cryogenic grinding.
Each vial has a working volume of 4 ml and is suitable for homogenizing up to 200 mg of sample with approximately 1 ml buffer.
Each 24 Well Polycarbonate Vial Set contains:
24 4 ml Polycarbonate Vials
24 Unlined Polypropylene Screw Caps
24 pre-cleaned 3/8" 440C stainless steel grinding balls
1 foam holder
1 polyethylene storage box
To use, simply detach the lid from the storage box, uncap the vials, add sample and buffer (if desired) to the vials, replace the caps, and place the entire storage box, without lid, onto the homogenizer platform for ambient processing. (NOTE: Vials should be placed in Cryo-Blocks for cryogenic grinding).
Sold in cases of ten vial sets (equal to 240 pre-loaded vials). Replacement vials may be purchased separately.
Not sure where to start? Check out our application table.
User Guide (pdf)
Selection of Grinding Vials for Sample Processing
Bead Beating: A Primer