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Sonication is effective for many applications including:
Sonication is a reproducible established method for sample preparation when lysing cells for the release of virus, viral proteins, DNA and RNA.
Virus related applications:
Sonicators can be used for fast, reproducible sample preparation to extract viruses from tissue and cell culture prior to downstream analyzation of proteins, nucleic acids, etc. Ultrasonic processing can also be used to shear DNA and RNA for sequencing.
Cup Horns are ideal for sterile or pathogenic sample processing and enables multiple tubes to be processed at one time. Samples can be processed in sealed tubes or vials eliminating aerosols and cross contamination.
Sonicators are used in vaccine production to create nano-sized drug delivery platforms. Systems can be sized for use in R&D, lab scale as well as industrial scale production.
Sonication can be used to:
Production Scale Sonicator:
Tip Depth / Foaming Issue - Probes/tips must be submerged properly. If the tip is not submerged enough the sample will foam or bubble. If the tip is too deep it will not circulate the sample effectively. Both conditions will end up with poor results. Foaming often occurs with samples volumes below 1ml. Foaming can also be caused when the amplitude setting is too high.
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