breaking tough cell samples

Breaking tough samples

Particularly tough tissue types (such as seeds or skin) are not completely disrupted by pulverization with the Cellcrusher.  For such samples,  secondary grinding with the drill-bit accessory is often necessary  This tool can be used with any variable speed drill or electric screwdriver that can hold a 9 mm bit. Fine glass beads (maximun diameter 0.5 mm) are the recommended abrasive.

The drill-bit is also useful for yeast lysis and fungal lysis.  The Cellcrusher can process up to 10 g of cells at a time when used in this manner.