Garnet Matrix is made of sharp, angular flakes that are chemically inert and will not bind nucleic acids. Used to grind animal and plant tissues, insects, nematodes and lyse bacteria, yeast, fungi, algae.
0.5 mm yttria-stabilized zirconium oxide beads. Ideal for cracking of very tough cell walls, while minimizing shearing. Used primarily for bacteria, fungal tissue and spores, yeasts, molds, filamentous algaes and biofilms.
1 mm silica spheres. Found in the FastRNA Pro Red Kit and FastProtein Red Matrix. Lysing Matrix C is used primarily for lysis of yeast and fungi and can also be used for molds, spores and filamentous algae.
Zirconium oxide coated beads. Designed to grind human, animal and plant tissues, bacteria, yeast and fungi. Also used for organelles and virus isolation from tissue. For use on FastPrep® instruments or any bead beater.
1.4 mm ceramic spheres. Lysing Matrix D is found in the FastDNA Green SPIN Kit for isolation of genomic DNA from plant and animal tissue and the FastRNA Pro Green Kit for isolation of total RNA from plant and animal tissues.
1/8" (3.175 mm) diameter stainless steel beads to break hard/brittle samples. Ideal for extraction from difficult samples where lysis by impaction only with minimal amounts of mechanical shearing is preferable.