Our convenient, ready-to-use, 15 ml Polycarbonate Vial Sets with Lined Caps are intended for researchers who require pooled samples for analysis and those homogenizing larger samples. Solvent-resistant polyethylene-lined polypropylene caps are recommended for researchers wet grinding with solvents or buffers. The vials are extremely durable and can be submersed in liquid nitrogen and immediately used for cryogenic grinding, making them ideal for homogenizing several grams of tissue and other difficult-to-grind samples.
Each 15 ml Polycarbonate Vial Set contains five (5) 15 ml Polycarbonate Vials with Lined Caps, each vial pre-loaded with two (2) pre-cleaned 7/16” 440C stainless steel grinding balls. The vials are packaged in a foam holder in a polyethylene storage box, similar in size to a deep well titer plate; once the lid to the storage box is removed, it may be used to hold the vials during processing.
To use, simply remove the lid from the storage box, remove the vial caps, add sample and buffer (if desired) to the vials, replace the caps, and place the entire storage box onto the homogenizer platform for ambient processing. (NOTE: Vials should be placed in Cryoblocks for cryogenic grinding).
Sold in cases of ten vial sets (equal to 50 pre-loaded vials). Replacement vials may be purchased separately.
For more specific information regarding sample processing, please consult the Selection of Grinding Vials for Sample Processing and Bead Beating: A Primer.
Not sure where to start? Check out our application table.
15 ml Polycarbonate Vials with Lined Polypropylene Screw Caps
7/16” Stainless Steel Grinding Balls
Hoffstetter, A. L.; Griffin, D. P.; Brown, L. K.; Alan, J. K.; Olson, E. L. An ELISA Based Method for Quantifying Arabinoxylan in Wheat Flour. Journal of Cereal Science 2018, 79, 148–153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcs.2017.10.014.
Brown, L. K.; Wiersma, A. T.; Olson, E. L. Preharvest Sprouting and α-Amylase Activity in Soft Winter Wheat. Journal of Cereal Science 2018, 79, 311–318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcs.2017.11.016.