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


Mixed Matrix Silica and Zirconium Pre-Filled Tubes offer chemically-inert, acid washed, mixed grinding media to disrupt a range of organisms and particles present within a sample.  Mixed Matrix disruption tubes can be effective lysing environmental samples (e.g., soil) and microbe-infected tissues, for example. Comparable to Lysing Matrix E.

Pre-Filled Tubes are a convenient solution for labs seeking time savings by no longer requiring researchers to weigh, fill and QC individual tubes.   They are available in 2 mL skirted (i.e., self-standing) or unskirted (i.e., conical bottom) polypropylene tubes to ensure compatibility with most tube homogenizers. Clear screw caps with O-rings included.


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