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The following table provides a comparison between OPS Diagnostics' pre-filled tubes and disruption tubes available for the Precellys® and FastPrep®.

OPS Diagnostics Precellys® FastPrep® Comments
100 µm Zirconium Beads (600 mg)
(100 tubes/pkg)
PFAW 100-100-02
03961-1-010
(50 tubes/pkg)
Not Available Zirconium beads are of higher density; excellent for bacterial disruption.
100 µm Zirconium Beads (1200 mg)
(100 tubes/pkg)
PFAW 100-100-26  
Not Available Lysing Matrix B
(100 tubes/pkg)
Economical bead for disrupting bacteria; sonication additive.
100 µm Silica Beads (600 mg)
(100 tubes/pkg)
PFAW 100-100-01
03961-1-005
(50 tubes/pkg)
Not Available Suitable for Bacteria
100 µm Si, 1.7 mm Zr, & 4 mm Si
(100 tubes/pkg)
PFMM 4000-100-28  
03961-1-006
(50 tubes/pkg)
Lysing Matrix E
(100 tubes/pkg)
Biofilms & Plant Tissues
200 µm Zirconium Beads
(100 tubes/pkg)
PFAW 200-100-03
Not Available Not Available Size is ideal for bacteria, small yeasts (e.g., Pichia).  Zirconium is high density.
400 µm Silica Beads
(100 tubes/pkg)
PFAW 400-100-04
03961-1-004
(50 tubes/pkg)
Not Available Size is ideal for yeasts such as Saccharomyces.
800 µm Silica Beads
(100 tubes/pkg)
PFAW 800-100-05
Not Available Lysing Matrix K
(100 tubes/pkg)
Size is suitable for molds and pollen.
800 µm & 1.4 mm Zirconium Beads
(100 tubes/pkg)
PFMM 800-100-27
Not Available Not Available Mycelium & Soft Leaves
1.0 mm Zirconium Beads
(100 tubes/pkg)
PFAW 1000-100-21
Not Available Not Available Beads are suitable to disrupt finer soils.
1.4 mm Zirconium Beads
(100 tubes/pkg)
PFAW 1400-100-19
03961-1-003
(50 tubes/pkg)
Lysing Matrix D
(100 tubes/pkg)
Suitable for small tissue samples and biomass
1.7 mm Zirconium Beads
(50 tubes/pkg)
PFAW 1700-50-16
Not Available Lysing Matrix Z
(100 tubes/pkg)
Effective for larger tissue samples and fine plant materials.
2.8 mm Stainless Steel Grinding Balls
(50 tubes/pkg)
PFSS 2800-50-20
03961-1-001
(50 tubes/pkg)
Not Available Most dense of all the grinding media, stainless steel balls are popular for their moderate cost and wide range of sizes.  Good for tissues
3.0 mm Zirconium Beads
(50 tubes/pkg)
PFAW 3000-50-17
03961-1-002
(50 tubes/pkg)
Not Available Good for larger tissue samples.  Excellent chemical resistance to organics.
Garnet & ZrO Satellites
(100 tubes/pkg)
PFMM 500-100-25  
Not Available Lysing Matrix A
(100 tubes/pkg)
General Sample Shredding