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Low Binding grinding beads are treated with a proprietary process that alters the surface of the bead resulting in less non-specific binding to its surface (see application note). 

Low Binding beads consistently provide better protein and nucleic acid yields.  When used to prepare bacteria for quantitative PCR, improved yields lead greater range and linearity. 

Silica beads are suitable for general grinding applications while zirconium beads have greater density and thus high impact power.

Beads Silica (Glass) Zirconium
100 µm  Bacteria gram (-) Bacteria gram (+), sonication additive
200 µm  N/A Bacteria, small yeasts (e.g., Pichia)
400 µm Yeasts (Saccharomyces) Yeasts (Saccharomyces)
800 µm  Molds, pollen  Molds, pollen

Larger bead sizes are available, upon request.

100 micron Low Binding Silica Beads, 200 gm

Ready-to-use 100 micron low binding silica beads, ideal for disrupting bacteria.

$168.00
100 micron Low Binding Zirconium Beads, 250 gm

Ready-to-use 100 micron low binding zirconium beads ideal for efficient disruption of bacteria and yeasts.

$235.00
200 micron Low Binding Zirconium Beads, 250 gm

Ready-to-use 200 micron low binding zirconium beads ideal for the disruption of bacteria and small yeasts.

$235.00
400 micron Low Binding Silica Beads, 200 gm

Ready-to-use 400 micron low binding silica beads, ideal for homogenizing yeasts such as Saccharomyes.

$168.00
400 micron Low Binding Zirconium Beads, 250 gm

Ready-to-use 400 micron low binding zirconium beads, ideal for homogenizing yeasts such as Saccharomyes.

$235.00
800 micron Low Binding Silica Beads, 200 gm

Ready-to-use 800 micron low binding silica beads, ideal for the disruption of molds and pollen.

$168.00
800 micron Low Binding Zirconium Beads, 250 gm

Ready-to-use 800 micron low binding zirconium beads, ideal for the disruption of molds and pollen.

$235.00

 For questions about OPS Diagnostics' Low Binding beads and potential applications, please contact us through email or Chat.