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Q800 Sonicator

High throughput DNA & Chromatin shearing

Q800R3 Sonicator
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The Q800R3 Sonicator is a chromatin / DNA shearing system which provides scientists with a reliable, easy-to-use means of achieving narrow DNA fragment bands at a cost which is thousands of dollars less than competing systems. The second generation Q800R3 improves upon the design with enhanced usability and quieter operation than its predecessor. Get the DNA shearing you need with the confidence and quality expected from the Sonicator brand.

Samples can be sheared to a range of fragment sizes (150bp – 3kb). The system is compatible with commercially available sample tubes and is capable of processing up to 18 samples at one time. Multiple tube rack options can accommodate 50ul - 1ml sample volumes using a variety of standard sample tubes.

The Q800R3 is a complete package including a chiller to control temperature, digital operating system with programmable memory, high intensity ultrasonics and sound reducing enclosure.

  • High throughput
  • Uses standard sample tubes
  • Two year warranty
  • Generator
  • Converter
  • Ultrasonic Horn
  • Rotation System
  • Chiller
  • Cables
  • Tubing
  • 3 tube rack options
  • 2-year warranty

Chromatin Shearing - Sample Protocols

  Mammalian Chromatin Yeast Chromatin C. elegans Chromatin
Cell Type: HEK 293T (2) 10cm dishes 70-80% confluent Wild type S. pombe cells grown to an OD of 1.3-1.5 in YEA. C. elegans culture; Nuclear extract 1mg/ml
Total Sample Volume: 300ul 300ul 500ul
Fixation Time:  1% Formaldehyde, 13 min 1% Formaldehyde, 15 min 2% Formaldehyde, 20 min
Sonicator Amplitude Setting: 70% 100% 70%
Sonication Pulse Rate: 15 seconds On, 45 seconds Off 20 seconds On, 40 seconds Off 30 seconds On, 30 seconds Off
Total Sonication On Time: 30 min 30 min 20 min


DNA Shearing - Sample Protocols

  Bacterial Genomic DNA Human Skeletal Myoblast Genomic DNA
Cell Type / Concentration: E.coli / 250ng LHCN-M2 Skeletal Myoblast / 200ng
Sonication Pulse Rate: 15 seconds On, 15 seconds Off 15 seconds On, 15 seconds Off
Total Sample Volume: 200ul in 0.5ml tubes 200ul in 0.5ml tubes
Total Sonication On Time: As indicated below As indicated below
Sonicator Amplitude Setting: 20% 20%


ChIP Protocols


DNA Shearing Protocols
Power Rating 750 Watts
Frequency 20 kHz
Programmable Timer 1 second to 10 Hours
Voltage 110V, 50/60Hz
Generator Dimensions 8" W x 15.25" L x 8.5" H
Enclosure Dimensions 11.5" W x 12" L x 20" H
Chiller Dimensions 13" W x 11" L x 13" H
* 220V not available online, contact us for local distributor.
Q800R3 Sonicator
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Q800R3 Sonicator

Regular price Price: $19,795.00 Reference: Q800R3-110
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