3 October 2014

FastPrep™ Lysing Matrix

FastPrep® lysis beads and matrix tubes for sample disruption


FastPrep® lysing beads and matrices make difficult-to-lyse samples easy. No matter how tough or resistant your samples are MP Biomedicals bead beating tubes will effectively disrupt cell walls, providing the highest yields of nucleic acids and proteins in a matter of seconds. Sample lysis tubes from MP Biomedicals are highly reproducible with no cross-contamination. All lysing matrix tubes are standard sizes and fit just about any homogenizer on the market. We offer a wide variety of lysing beads and matrices to fit all sample types and applications. But remember, it’s not the tubes that are important – It’s What’s Inside That Counts!

  • Optimal cell disruption for any sample.
  • Size of the beads and composition optimized according to the sample.
  • No cross contamination with closed Lysing Matrix tubes.
  • Available in 2ml, 4.5ml, 15ml , 50ml tubes or 96 well plates.
  • Fit any high-speed bead-beating machines.
  • Validated worldwide with 3,000+ lysing matrix specific publications.

FastPrep® sample tubes range from low to high impaction breaking down any sample type whether the cell walls are hard and brittle or soft. Sample types include but are not limited to: human and animal and plant tissues; microorganisms like bacterial, yeast and fungi; plant, soil, fecal, plus insects and worms.

Impact-resistant lysis tubes with beads are available in 2 mL, 4.5 mL, 15 mL, 50 mL and 96-well format sizes and contain a wide variety of materials to meet your lysing, grinding, and homogenization needs. All matrix particles are produced to the highest quality standards to ensure optimum performance. The lysing matrix particles are then dispensed into the lysing matrix tubes under a rigorous set of proprietary conditions allowing complete confidence for immediate use.

For optimal performance and results we recommend using in conjunction with MP Biomedicals FastPrep-24™ 5G homogenizer and FastPrep® extraction kits. Using this combination to easily grind, lyse and homogenize any sample type in seconds. Not only is it fast and efficient but can be dependable time over time.

FastPrep® lysing matrix tubes are very versatile, consisting of 16 unique sample tubes that fit any sample type! Whatever your sample, we have the solution. MP Biomedicals matrices contain properties that contribute to optimum success in your protocols. Various properties of a lysing matrix particle, whether inherent or selected, can yield a myriad of end-products depending on the dynamic qualities instilled in that particle by said properties. The inherent properties include the hardness, composition, and density, while the selected properties include the shape and the size.

Choose from a wide variety of high-quality lysing matrix options

Lysing Beads – Matrix A
Matrix Composition: Garnet matrix and 1/4 inch banded satellites

All sample types | Animal | Bacterial | Yeasts | Fungi | Plants
Lysing Beads – Matrix B
Matrix Composition: 0.1 mm silica spheres

Bacteria (Gram +/-) | Spores
Lysing Beads – Matrix C
Matrix Composition: 1 mm silica spheres

Yeast | Yeast and Fungi (including spores) | Algae
Lysing Beads – Matrix D
Matrix Composition: 1.4 mm ceramic spheres

Plant and animal tissues | Cultured cells
Lysing Beads – Matrix E
Matrix Composition: 1.4 mm ceramic spheres, 0.1 mm silica spheres, and 4 mm glass beads

Soil | Fecal | Environmental water | Wastewater | Sludge | Pollen
Lysing Beads – Matrix F
Matrix Composition: 1.6 mm aluminum oxide particles and 1.6 mm silicon carbide particles

Plant and animal tissues | Bacteria (Gram +/-) | Molds and fungi | Coral emulsions | Fixed samples
Lysing Beads – Matrix G
Matrix Composition: 1.6 mm silicon carbide particles and 2 mm glass beads

Plant and animal tissues | Yeast and fungi (including spores)
Lysing Beads – Matrix H
Matrix Composition: 2 mm glass beads and 2 mm yellow zirconium oxide beads

Plant and animal tissues | Wood, seeds | Very dense soils and clays | Bacterial aggregates | Whole insects | Ticks, fleas | Ancient and dried samples
Lysing Beads – Matrix I
Matrix Composition: 2 mm yellow zirconium oxide beads and 4 mm black ceramic sphere

Plant and animal tissues | Wood, seeds | Very dense soils and clays | Wholeo insects | Ticks, fleas | Ancient and dried samples | Dry fungal spores/rusts
Lysing Beads – Matrix J
Matrix Composition: 2 mm yellow zirconium oxide beads and 1.6 mm aluminum oxide particles

Plant and animal tissues | Bacteria (Gram +/-) | Fungi | Coral emulsions | Fixed samples | Dry fungal spores/rusts
Lysing Beads – Matrix K
Matrix Composition: 0.8 mm zirconium silicate beads

Non-viable tissues | Bone | Preserved tissues | Animal by-products | Fungal and yeast spores
Lysing Matrix M
Matrix Composition: 1/4 inch ceramic beads

All samples | Tough tissues | Skeletal muscle | Lung | Heart | Bone | Seeds | Spores
Lysing Beads – Matrix S
Matrix Composition: 1/8 inch stainless steel beads

All samples | Tough tissues | Skeletal muscle | Lung | Heart | Bone | Seeds | Spores
Lysing Beads – Matrix SS
Matrix Composition: 6.35 mm stainless steel grinding balls

All samples | Tough tissues | Skeletal muscle | Lung | Heart | Bone | Seeds | Spores
Lysing Beads – Matrix Y
Matrix Composition: 0.5 mm diameter Yttria-stabilized zirconium oxide beads

Bacteria (Gram +/-) | Yeast and Fungi (including spores) | Algae | Yeasts with tougher cell walls
Lysing Beads – Matrix Z
Matrix Composition: 2 mm diameter Yttria-stabilized zirconium oxide beads

Plant and animal tissues | Wood, seeds | Very dense soils and clays | Bacterial aggregates | Whole insects | Ticks, fleas | Ancient and dried samples
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