Cole-Parmer Introduces PBI Shredder SG3(TM) System for a New Method in Sample Preparation

Unique device uses a closed system ideal for molecular and cellular biological analysis.

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Vernon Hills, IL (PRWEB) October 29, 2012

Achieve better sample integrity and longer DNA with the new PBI Shredder SG3 from Cole-Parmer. Ideal for the extraction of DNA, RNA, protein, mitochondria, and small molecules, the device creates a closed system in which to safely prepare samples. It is also portable for easy and efficient field collection.

Its closed system operates by using pressure, which forces the sample against the lysis plate in the tubes for low-shear cell disruption. The resulting samples exceed the yields of those derived from traditional labor-intensive methods such as manual mortar and pestle preparation. The samples also offer better integrity than bead beating methods. Higher reproducibility and lower cost in sample preparation make this efficient new device a standout option for research labs, forensics, cryogenics, medical diagnostics, and more. It also offers full chain-of-custody tracking from collection to testing.

The PBI Shredder SG3 System is easy to use and compatible with lab buffers and reagents already present in most labs. Its heavy-duty driver features long-lasting rechargeable lithium batteries for uninterrupted operation. A three-position setting level enables users to create a standard for reproducible results among various operators. Unique polypropylene shredder tubes create a closed system for sample collection, preparation, storage, and transporting. This design prevents sample cross-contamination and ensures safety in processing hazardous materials. Tubes are also available with a metal lysis disk for processing of harder samples, such as seeds and ticks.

For more information on the PBI Shredder SG3 System for sample prep and analytical testing, call 800-323-4340 or visit ColeParmer.com/19523.

Cole-Parmer has been a leading global source of laboratory and industrial fluid handling products, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies since 1955. Our product lines, including popular brand names such as Masterflex®, Oakton®, and more, are sold through company-owned customer channel outlets and a strong network of international dealers. We also feature an ISO-17025-accredited metrology lab for instrument calibration and repair. Cole-Parmer responds with excellence to customer needs, and offers application expertise and technical support. For more information, contact Cole-Parmer, 625 East Bunker Court, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. In the US, call 800-323-4340. International customers, call 847-549-7600. Visit us at http://www.coleparmer.com.