Recommended Programs are the heart of the 5G's functionality. 73 Programs have been hardcoded into memory. These programs include all variable parameters such as speed, adapter type, run time, lysing matrix type, sample size, number of repeat cycles, and pause time in between cycles. These Programs have been validated by MP Bio or our end-users and have been collected over the years. This is an optimization tool for either new FastPrep owners or for someone needing to process a new sample type and will save valuable time during the optimization process. This will be of special interest to those who are working with pathogenic or otherwise dangerous samples, as well as low abundance samples.