When processing samples by bead beating, sample mass is often limited by vial size. The 50 ml polycarbonate vials are twice the height of our 15 ml polycarbonate vials and can be used to process up to 3 gm of plant tissue, 8 gm of seed, and 4 gm of animal tissue. Each vial comes with a silicone lined cap, which can be used for both cryogenic and room temperature sample processing.
OPS Diagnostics' 50 ml polycarbonate vials are clear and extremely durable. They can be submerged in liquid nitrogen and immediately used for homogenizing. Their reinforced bottom is specially designed to withstand the force generated by grinding balls during processing at liquid nitrogen temperatures.
The 50 ml polycarbonate vials are sold 100 vials per case, including silicone lined caps. Grinding balls are sold separately. The vials fit into the standard 15 ml Cryoblocks (up to six vials per block) or OPS Diagnostics' foam vial holders (up to five vials per holder).
Vials can be used with the GenoGrinder® or MiniG™ high throughput homogenizers.