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Choose from a wide variety of high-quality lysing matrix options

Lysis Matrix A

Matrix Composition: Garnet matrix and 1/4 inch banded satellites

  • All Sample Types
  • Animal
  • Bacterial
  • Yeasts
  • Fungi
  • Plants

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix B

Matrix Composition: 0.1 mm silica spheres

  • Bacteria (Gram +/-)
  • Spores

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix C

Matrix Composition: 1 mm silica spheres

  • Yeast and Fungi (including spores)
  • Algae

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix D

Matrix Composition: 1.4 mm ceramic spheres

  • Plant and Animal Tissues
  • Cultured Cells

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix E

Matrix Composition: 1.4 mm ceramic spheres, 0.1 mm silica spheres, and 4 mm glass beads

  • Soil
  • Fecal
  • Environmental Water
  • Wastewater
  • Sludge
  • Pollen

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix F

Matrix Composition: 1.6 mm aluminum oxide particles and 1.6 mm silicon carbide particles

  • Plant and Animal Tissues
  • Bacteria (Gram +/-)
  • Molds and Fungi
  • Coral Emulsions
  • Fixed Samples

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix G

Matrix Composition: 1.6 mm silicon carbide particles and 2 mm glass beads

  • Plant and Animal Tissues
  • Yeast and Fungi (including spores)

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix H

Matrix Composition: 2 mm glass beads and 2 mm yellow zirconium oxide beads

  • Plant and Animal Tissues
  • Wood, Seeds
  • Very Dense Soils and Clays
  • Bacterial Aggregates
  • Whole Insects
  • Ticks, Fleas
  • Ancient and Dried Samples

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix I

Matrix Composition: 2 mm yellow zirconium oxide beads and 4 mm black ceramic sphere

  • Plant and Animal Tissues
  • Wood, Seeds
  • Very Dense Soils and Clays
  • Whole Insects
  • Ticks, Fleas
  • Ancient and Dried Samples
  • Dry Fungal Spores/Rusts

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix J

Matrix Composition: 2 mm yellow zirconium oxide beads and 1.6 mm aluminum oxide particles

  • Plant and Animal Tissues
  • Bacteria (Gram +/-)
  • Fungi
  • Coral Emulsions
  • Fixed Samples
  • Dry Fungal Spores/Rusts

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix K

Matrix Composition: 0.8 mm zirconium silicate beads

  • Non-viable Tissues
  • Bone
  • Preserved Tissues
  • Animal By-Products
  • Fungal/Yeast Spores

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix M

Matrix Composition: 1/4 inch ceramic beads

  • All Samples
  • Tough Tissues
  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Lung
  • Heart
  • Bone
  • Seeds
  • Spores

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix S

Matrix Composition: 1/8 inch stainless steel beads

  • All Samples
  • Tough Tissues
  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Lung
  • Heart
  • Bone
  • Seeds
  • Spores

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix SS

Matrix Composition: 6.35 mm stainless steel grinding balls

  • All Samples
  • Tough Tissues
  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Lung
  • Heart
  • Bone
  • Seeds
  • Spores

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix Y

Matrix Composition: 0.5 mm diameter Yttria-stabilized zirconium oxide beads

  • Bacteria (Gram+/-)
  • Yeast and Fungi (including spores)
  • Algae
  • Yeasts with tougher cell walls

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

Lysis Matrix Z

Matrix Composition: 2 mm diameter Yttria-stabilized zirconium oxide beads

  • Plant and Animal Tissues
  • Wood, Seeds
  • Very Dense Soils and Clays
  • Bacterial Aggregates
  • Whole Insects
  • Ticks, Fleas
  • Ancient and Dried Samples

2ml 4.5ml 15ml 50ml 96-well Bulk

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The ABCs of Lysing Matrices

With a wide range of bead sizes, shapes, and compositions, MP Bio offers a dependable lysing matrix for every application.

Size

The smaller the particles used in the grinding media, the smaller the average particle size and the smaller the lowest-limiting particle size produced during pulverization. Matrix particle size should be selected based upon the size of the particles you wish to obtain in your lysate.

Shape

The shape of the grinding media is a major determining factor in how cells are disrupted. Dull media, such as spherical beads, utilize cascade impaction (hammering) as the main force for cell lysis. Sharp and angular shaped media will primarily generate mechanical shear forces (chopping and cutting) which can quickly open difficult cell walls, grind fibrous or elastic animal tissue, or crack spores or oocytes. Shear forces are preferable when isolating stable molecules such as DNA, stable proteins, structural polysaccharides and small molecules or metabolites. RNA and certain easily denatured proteins can be quickly degraded by shear forces, so care needs to be taken when using angular media. For isolation of these molecules, smooth impactor grinding media can be much more forgiving.

Hardness, Density, and Composition

The composition determines two very important qualities: hardness and density, both of which are inherent physical properties derived from the molecular composition of the matrix particle. The hardness must be greater than that of the sample being pulverized, with higher hardness values being more effective at disrupting hard and brittle cell membranes. Hardness and density values help optimize lysis efficiency while preserving the integrity of the analytes of interest.

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