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For international orders, including Canada and Mexico, please call 203.426.0101 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. At present, we can only accept online orders for United States delivery.
Order processing lead times.
Sonicator systems have a 7-10 business day lead time. Probes, tips and general accessories are shipped within 1-3 business days. Selecting an express shipping method does not decrease the lead time but will expedite the actual shipping time once the order leaves our facility. Please contact Customer Service at 203.426.0101 if you would like to check stock and receive a more accurate lead time. Thank you.
Tax exempt sales.
Deliveries to CT and NY will be charged sales tax. If you are tax-exempt and do not wish to pay sales tax, please call us at 203.426.0101.
Ultrasonic homogenizers make use of the ultrasonic waves generated by a piezoelectric crystal. When a certain voltage is applied to the crystal, the ultrasonic waves are transmitted through water or air, leading to cavitation which in turn leads to the generation of forces on nearby surfaces. These powerful forces homogenize tissues, breaking apart connective tissues , lysing cells, and releasing cellular contents which may then be purified and utilized in a wide range of downstream analyses.
At Qsonica, we offer a wide variety of Sonicators that are reliable, powerful, and proven. When you need a trustworthy instrument for tissue homogenization, do what tens of thousands of scientists have done for half a century: rely on a Sonicator.
DNA / RNA extraction
Protein extraction / proteomics
Small molecule extraction / metabolomics
Pharmaceutical compound extraction for ADME studies
Sonicators are suitable for use with soft tissues. Hard tissues, such as bone or wood, are not suitable for use with ultrasonic homogenizers and may damage the horn.
Very tough, fibrous tissue such as ligament may not be homogenized efficiently using an ultrasonic homogenizer. Should you wish to process such tissue, you may wish to pre-treat with collagenase or a similar protease to soften the tissue.
All tissue being processed must be fully immersed in liquid, and the tip of the horn must remain below the liquid surface at all times.
Do not over-homogenize! Running for longer than necessary may degrade RNA, denature proteins, and shear DNA.
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