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.

Lysing Beads - Matrix A

Each impact-resistant tube contains garnet matrix and a 1/4 inch zirconium banded satellite. Lysing Matrix A can be used to lyse, grind or homogenize tough and resistant samples. Their use results in higher lysing efficiency for tough samples due to sharp, angular and irregular surfaces. Garnet matrix can be used very effectively for DNA isolation, but is very aggressive and should be used with caution for RNA and protein isolation applications. This grinding matrix is chemically inert and will not bind nucleic acids.

All Sample Types | Animal | Bacterial | Yeasts | Fungi | Plants

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Lysing Beads - Matrix B

Each impact-resistant tube contains 0.1 mm silica spheres. Lysing Matrix B is used primarily for lysis of gram positive and gram negative bacteria, and to disrupt fungal tissue and spores. This matrix may also be used as an additive for disruption by sonication.

Bacteria (Gram +/-) | Spores

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Lysing Beads - Matrix C

Each impact-resistant tube contains 1 mm silica spheres. Lysing Matrix C is used primarily for lysing yeast, fungi and spores, as well as mold and algae.

Yeast | Yeast Spores | Fungi | Fungal Spores | Algae

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Lysing Beads - Matrix D

Each impact-resistant tube contains 1.4 mm ceramic spheres. Lysing Matrix D is used primarily for lysis of softer tissues like brain, liver, kidney, lung, and spleen. Also used to lyse plant tissue such as leaves, roots, and fruits, as well as cultured cells and whole insects. This grinding matrix is chemically inert and will not bind nucleic acids.

Plant and Animal Tissues | Cultured Cells

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Lysing Beads - Matrix E

Each impact-resistant tube contains 1.4 mm ceramic spheres, 0.1 mm silica spheres, and 4 mm glass beads. Lysing Matrix E is primarily used for environmental samples such as soil, sludge, wastewater and feces. Lysing Matrix E is also effective when working with mixed samples, such as microbially-infected tissue, and can be used in RNA extraction from tumors and other difficult tissues.

Soil | Fecal | Environmental Water | Wastewater | Sludge | Pollen

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Lysing Beads - Matrix F

Each tube contain 1.6 mm aluminum oxide granules and 1.6 mm silicon carbide granules. For RNA and protein isolation for samples in which Matrix A is too aggressive. For isolation of intact organelles and super-molecular structures, tissues with brittle cell walls, bacteria (Gram +/-), molds and fungi, coral emulsions, and fixed samples where lower shearing is needed.

Plant and Animal Tissues | Bacteria (Gram +/-) | Molds and Fungi | Coral emulsions | Fixed Samples

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Lysing Beads - Matrix G

Tubes contain 1.6 mm silicon carbide granules and 2 mm glass beads. For isolation of intact organelles, and super-molecular structures, breaking yeast polysaccharide capsules, hyphae infected tissue, tissues with brittle cell walls, fungal spores; where high impaction but low shearing is necessary.

Plant and Animal Tissues | Yeast and Fungi | (including spores)

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Lysing Beads - Matrix H

Tubes contain 2 mm glass and 2 mm yellow zirconium oxide beads. ZrO2 has high density, tensile strength and hardness, and breaks very tough and hard plant/animal tissues, wood/seeds, dense soils/clays, bacterial aggregates/biofilms, insects/ticks, ancient and dried samples; where lysis conditions necessitate high impaction but low shearing.

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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Lysing Beads - Matrix I

Tubes contain 2 mm yellow zirconia and 4 mm black ceramic beads. ZrO2 has high density, tensile strength and hardness, and breaks hard samples with a dense exterior matrix. Ceramic gives high inertia to break chitin/protein in exoskeleton of arthropods/ crustaceans. Use to isolate RNA/Proteins from plant/animal, dense soils/clays, insects, and dry grinding fungal spores/rusts.

Plant and Animal Tissues | Wood | Seeds | Very Dense Soils and Clays | Whole Insects | Ticks, Fleas | Ancient and Dried Samples | Dry Fungal Spores/Rusts

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Lysing Beads - Matrix J

Tubes contain 2 mm yellow zirconia beads and 1.6 mm aluminum oxide granules. Will break bacterial spores or cysts inside infected tissue. The mixture of large and small diameter particles is also effective at "scrubbing" and lysing target cells that are fixed to a matrix such as tape-stripped skin cancer cells.

Plant and Animal Tissues | Bacteria (Gram +/-) | Fungi | Coral Emulsions | Fixed Samples | Dry Fungal Spores/Rusts

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Lysing Beads - Matrix K

Tubes contain 0.8 mm zirconium silicate beads. Found in the GeneCleanTM for Ancient DNA Kit. Effective at breaking very tough and hard samples. The small spheres are also effective in breaking fungal spores, cysts, and yeast polysaccharide capsules, non-viable Tissues, Bone, Preserved Tissues, Animal By-products.

Non-viable Tissues | Bone | Preserved Tissues | Animal By-Products | Fungal and Yeast Spores

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Lysing Beads - Matrix S

Tubes contain six (6) 1/8" (3.175 mm) stainless-steel grinding beads. Use to break hard/brittle samples. Applications include RNA from samples where lysis by impaction is preferable with minimal amounts of mechanical shearing. All Samples, Tissues, Skeletal Muscle, Lung, Heart, Bone, Seeds, Spores.

All Samples | Tough Tissues | Skeletal Muscle | Lung | Heart | Bone | Seeds | Spores

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Lysing Beads - Matrix SS

Tubes contain 0.22" (5.5 mm, .22 cal) stainless-steel grinding balls. Use to break hard/brittle samples. Applications include RNA extraction from difficult samples where lysis by impaction only is preferable with minimal amounts of mechanical shearing. All Samples, Tough Tissues, Skeletal Muscle, Lung, Heart, Bone, Seeds, Spores.

All Samples | Tough Tissues | Skeletal Muscle | Lung | Heart | Bone | Seeds | Spores

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Lysing Beads - Matrix Y

Tubes contain 0.5 mm diameter Yttria-Stabilized Zirconium Oxide beads which have high density and extremely high hardness. Ideal to break tough cell walls, its smooth surface minimizes shearing. Use for gram +/- bacteria, fungal tissue, spores, yeasts, filamentous algae and biofilms. In the FastRNA Spin Kit for Microbes and Yeast.

Bacteria (Gram +/-) | Yeast/Yeast Spores | Fungi/Fungal spores | Algae | Yeasts with tougher cell walls

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Lysing Beads - Matrix Z

Tubes contain 2.0 mm diameter Yttria-Stabilized Zirconium Oxide beads which have high density and hardness. Ideal to break tough cell walls, while its smooth surface minimizes shearing. Use for animal\plant tissue, stems, roots/seeds, insects, bacteria, yeast/fungal spores, and Algae. Alternative to Matrix A as lower shear rates minimize degradation of RNA and Proteins.

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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