What is a Tissue Homogenizer?
As a standard piece of laboratory equipment, a tissue homogenizer is a handheld, lightweight device that is essential for the homogenization of soil, plant tissue, food and other substances. The instrument is required for complete accuracy and sample preparation prior to the analysis of cells, proteins, nucleic acids, metabolism, pathogens and other biological samples.
There are various common types of tissue homogenizers, including tissue grinders, dispersers, microbead homogenizers, ultrasonic processors and blenders. Modeled from the traditional mortar and pestle design, a tissue homogenizer disrupts materials and guarantees uniform consistency among materials. All homogenizers have specific features, including fast-acting homogenizers, which have sophisticated microprocessors.
BT Lab Systems offers three types of tissue homogenizers, including the BT704 Battery Operated Handheld Homogenizer, the BT703 Handheld Homogenizer and the BT701 Motor Driven Tissue Grinder. They are compatible for use with plastic and stainless steel grinding pestles.
A tissue homogenizer can be used for specific scientific applications, including gentle homogenization. Due to less connective tissue, gentle homogenization is ideal for disrupting soft tissue, such as brain, liver, kidney, skin, plant leaves and mammalian cells.
Applications for the Tissue Homogenizer
There are various applications suitable for a tissue homogenizer, including, but not limited to:
- Animal tissue sample grinding
- Cancer research
- Environmental analysis
- Forensic science
- Plant tissue grinding
Simple Tips for Disrupting Soft Tissue
When utilizing a tissue homogenizer, there are a number of factors that should be taken into consideration:
- All homogenizers are different and either cannot process tough or fibrous tissue, or they require a longer processing time than with soft tissue samples.
- Before use, it is important to verify the selected homogenizer is capable of processing tissue samples without harm, cross contamination or other potential issues.
- Tissues with a high-aspect ratio will homogenize quickly and efficiently when compared to round or square tissue samples.
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