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 twenty-four (24) 4 ml Polycarbonate Vials with Unlined Polypropylene Screw Caps arranged in the standard SBS (Society of Biomolecular Screening) 24 well format. Each vial is pre-loaded with one (1) pre-cleaned 3/8" 440C stainless steel grinding ball. 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 Cryo-Blocks for cryogenic grinding).
Sold in cases of ten vial sets (equal to 240 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.
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4 ml Polycarbonate Vials with Unlined Polypropylene Screw Caps
3/8” Stainless Steel Grinding Balls