EQU Homogeniser Beads

The efficiency of bead homogenisation relies on several factors, including the material and size of the beads. Benchmark offers a variety of bead options to meet a wide range of samples
Silica (glass) homogeniser beads are ready to use – acid washed and heat treated to remove contaminants and render them nuclease and protease free. 


Triple-Pure™ Zirconium Homogeniser beads are ready to use and certified nuclease and protease free. The tubes are filled in a process that is tested by qPCR to be free of stray DNA. (6mm satellites are acid washed and heat treated, but not certified.)


Different sizes of beads are useful for the following sample types:

Bead Diameter Target Samples
0.1mm Gram positive and negative bacteria
0.5mm Bacteria, fungi, spores, moulds, and small yeasts
1.0mm Fungi, spores, algae, and larger yeasts
1.5mm Soft tissues such as adipose and liver, small insects
3.0mm Harder tissues such as heart and lung, tumour samples
6.0mm (satellite) Very hard tissues such as seeds, dry grinding, hair


Stainless steel homogeniser beads are much denser than zirconium and are useful for homogenisation of harder samples as well as dry grinding. Beads are alcohol washed and heat treated to remove contaminants and render them nuclease free.

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Code Title Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Availability* Price
EBDZB-01 Triple pure zirconium homogeniser beads 0.1mm 2ml tubes Pack/50 4 weeks AU $265.00
EBDZB-05 Triple pure zirconium homogeniser beads 0.5mm 2ml tubes Pack/50 4 weeks AU $265.00
EBDZB-10 Triple pure zirconium homogeniser beads 1.0mm 2ml tubes Pack/50 4 weeks AU $265.00
EBDZB-15 Triple pure zirconium homogeniser beads 1.5mm 2ml tubes Pack/50 4 weeks AU $315.00
EBDZB-30 Triple pure zirconium homogeniser beads 3.0mm 2ml tubes Pack/50 4 weeks AU $315.00
BRED1132-01TP Triple pure zirconium homogeniser beads 0.1mm Bulk 250g 4 weeks AU $0.00
BRED1132-05TP Triple pure zirconium homogeniser beads 0.5mm Bulk 250g 4 weeks AU $601.00
BRED1132-10TP Triple pure zirconium homogeniser beads 1.0mm Bulk 250g 4 weeks AU $601.00
BRED1132-15TP Triple pure zirconium homogeniser beads 1.5mm Bulk 250g 4 weeks AU $601.00
BRED1132-30TP Triple pure zirconium homogeniser beads 3.0mm Bulk 300g 4 weeks AU $601.00
BEND1034-28 Stainless steel homogeniser beads 2.8mm 5ml tubes Pack/50 4 weeks AU $418.00
EBDSS-28 Stainless steel homogeniser beads 2.8mm 2ml tubes Pack/50 4 weeks AU $166.00
EBDZB-SK Zirconium homogeniser bead starter kit, 2ml tubes, TP, HI Various Triple pure Pack/50 4 weeks AU $310.00
EBDSB-01 Silica glass homogeniser beads 0.1mm 2ml tubes Pack/50 4 weeks AU $229.00
EBDSB-05 Silica glass homogeniser beads 0.5mm 2ml tubes Pack/50 4 weeks AU $253.00
EBDSB-10 Silica glass homogeniser beads 1.0mm 2ml tubes Pack/50 4 weeks AU $299.00