Minilys personal homogenizer - Bertin Instruments

    Minilys - homogenizer for low througput laboratory workflows

    Minilys personal homogenizer

    Especially designed for low throughput laboratory workflows, Minilys homogenizes simultaneously 3 samples in 0.5ml or 2 ml tubes and 1 sample in 7 ml tube.

    Minilys is a compact and flexible tissue homogenizer to full-fill punctual sample preparation needs for every laboratories working on biological samples. Especially designed to offer the optimal efficiency of grinding, lysing and homogenizing, Minilys is capable to handle 3 tubes of 2mL/0.5mL or 1 tube of 7mL to offers the capability to process any type of samples. Its manual but not screw-in locking system makes Minilys an easy pick up laboratory instrument.

    Affordable, Minilys offers the best personal homogenization solution. Minilys homogenizer is ideal for daily lab workflow. Associated with the appropriate lysing kit, Minilys can even grind difficult samples like grains or hairs.

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    Reasons to choose Minilys personal homogenizer

    Full application support gathering 2 000+ scientific documents based on user experiences to determine the best protocol for your samples.

    The support is available online 24/7 through our Application Center or with the support of our dedicated Application Specialists

    30 different lysing kits available, Precellys is the most versatil range of homogenizers.

    It allows to homogenize, grind or lyse any type of samples.

    The easy-handling features allow the Precellys to be used without any advanced training

    10 years of expertise in sample preparation and 30 000+ scientists using the Precellys worldwide

    A worldwide distribution network to support you anywhere you are

    Capacity :

    • from 1 to 3 tubes of 2mL, 0.5mL or 1.5mL
    • 1 tube of 7mL

    Speed range :

    • 3000, 4000 & 5000 rpm

    Locking system :

    • Manual (no screw-in system)

    Cycles time :

    • from 5s to 240s

    Weight :

    • 17lb / 7 kg

    Dimensions :

    • Length 180mm x Width 290mm x Height 380mm

    Power requirement :

    • 100 – 230 VAC / 50-60 Hz / Power 1 kVA

    Noise :

    • less than 70 dB

    Norms :

    • CE and FCC part 15 certified

    Catalogue number :

    • EQ06404-200-RD000.0

    Flexibility :

    • Minilys offers the possibility to process either 3 tubes of 0.5, 1.5 or 2mL at once or 1 tube of 7mL.

    Easy-handling :

    • With only two parameters to choose (speed and time) the Minilys is immediatly operational. The non screw-in system to block the tubes makes the Minilys easy-to-use.

    Efficiency :

    • Minilys is the only small homogenizer based on 3D motion that reaches 5 000rpm. This speed allow to grind even hard samples like skin or hair.

    The Minilys is the only personnal homogenizer based on a 8-figure 3D-motion (multi-directional) movement of the tubes. The same high level of energy is given to the beads inside each tubes providing the same homogenization efficiency to all the processed samples. Thanks to this complex movement, the Minilys can disrupt any type of samples (even the hardest ones) in seconds with a perfect reproducibility in limiting heat generation. The system used to secure the tubes is manual and very easy for the users compared to a screw-in system that can be painful.

    Here are abstracts of some applications notes related to Minilys.

    To read all the application notes and the full versions, visit the Application Center.

    • Protein extraction from mouse soft tissues,
      Immunotherapix, Paris, France, Pharmaceutical sciences (code: 03712-810-DU048)
    • RNA extraction from Arabidopsis with Minilys,
      Institute of Plant Molecular Biology – CNRS, Univ. of Strasbourg, France, Agronomy (code: 03712-810-DU049)
    • Mycoviral double-stranded RNA extraction from plant leaf with Minilys,
      Tokyo University of Agricultural and Technology, Institute of Agriculture, division of Bio-regulation and Bio-interaction, Japan, Agronomy (code: 03712-810-DU051)
    • Drug extraction from whole iris-ciliary body pork,
      PharmOptima, Portage MI, USA, Pharmaceutical sciences (code: 03712-810-DU056)
    • RNA Extraction from Mouse Tissues using the Minilys,
      Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, Biomedical & Health sciences (code: 03712-810-DU078)


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    Microtube adapter set: This option for Minilys allows to process up to 3 microtubes of 1.5mL at once. 7mL rack Specific rack allowing to handle 12 tubes of 7mL at once Centrifuge adaptor for 7mL tubes Specific adaptator allowing to put 7mL tubes in a centrifuge instead of 15mL Falcon tubes


    Small and compact, Minilys tissue homogenizer requires minimal bench space in your laboratory.

    Especially designed for low-throughput laboratory workflows and personal use, Minilys homogenizes 3 samples simultaneously in 0.5ml/2 ml tubes or 1 sample in 7 ml.

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    Expert advice

    Sophie Dubacq

    Application and Product Specialist

    "Need to work on hard samples with Minilys. Check out the lysing kits containing ceramic beads of at least 5.0mm"


    "We have planed to analyze a specific protein in mouse skeletal muscle to study the effect of a treatment . We had about 50 samples to analyze, and the protein is sensitive to proteolysis. Thanks to the Minilys it has been possible to performed this experiment and to produce high quality homogenates, without degradation. We can have performed the quantitative analysis and show a nice kinetics of degradation of our protein due to the treament of the mice and not to the processing of the samples!"

    Isabelle Marty

    INSERM, France


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