Designed to the SBS 24 well format, the 24 Well Vial Sets are for high throughput homogenization of kernels, seeds and animal tissues. Each set contains 24 polycarbonate screw cap tubes, 24 stainless steel 3/8 inch grinding balls, and 24 polypropylene caps.
Vials can be sealed with caps or an optional sealing mat (contact us for details) during grinding and then capped and handled as individual samples. Tubes are formatted correctly for liquid handling.
Physically separated tubes help to prevent cross-contamination of samples, but for added protection, lined caps are available for tightly sealing vials. Vials with lined caps have been used effectively used to contain viruses during tissue homogenization.
For labs using solvents incompatible with polycarbonate, the 24 Well PE Vial Sets are a useful alternative. Resistant to many solvents that melt polycarbonate, these cost effective PE Vial Sets are suitable for most small seeds and animal tissue. These are not optically clear and not recommended for corn kernels.
The 15 ml Vial Set was developed for researchers who required pooled samples for analysis. This product was designed for the difficult job of dry grinding 15 lyophilized corn kernels for field trials. Each 15 ml Vial Set comes with 5 polycarbonate vials per box with two stainless steel grinding balls per vial.