For simple and rapid homogenization of cell and tissue lysates
Replaces syringe-and-needle homogenization
Reduces loss of sample material
Eliminates cross-contamination between samples
Filters out insoluble debris and reduces viscosity
The QIAshredder homogenizer consists of a unique biopolymer-shredding system in a microcentrifuge spin-column format. Cell or tissue lysate is loaded onto the QIAshredder homogenizer placed in a collection tube and centrifuged. The homogenized lysate is then collected. In general, similar yields and quality of RNA are obtained as with rotor–stator homogenization (see figure "Comparison of RNA yields").