The BR-Cryo Cooling Unit is compatible with the Bead Ruptor 24 and is designed to prevent the increase of sample temperature during the homogenization process. Friction generated through the bead milling process generates heat that is imparted to the sample. In order to maintain a constant processing temperature during homogenization, the BR-Cryo passes chilled air (-100°C to -50°C) into the sample processing chamber and across the sample tubes to dissipate heat.
Samples can be maintained at a temperature ranging from 4°C to ambient thus protecting heat sensitive samples such as RNA and proteins.
The BR-Cryo can be used to maintain a constant temperature when extracting functional enzymes or volatile small molecules.
PLEASE NOTE: For units supplied from 2017. Serial number required for purchase.
Bead Ruptor 24 Cryo Cooling Unit Overview
Compatible with the Bead Ruptor 24
Adjustable cooling rate
Compatible with liquid nitrogen or dry ice with ethanol
BR-Cryo maintain sample temperatures from 4°C to ambient
Prevent protein degradation
Ensure RNA stability
Prevent enzyme activation
Compressed dry medical grade air
Compressed air flow rate must be at 120 PSI
Liquid nitrogen or dry ice in ethanol (liquid nitrogen is preferred)
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