The BeadBlaster™ 24 completely lyses, grinds and homogenizes a broad variety of biological samples. Even the most difficult and resistant samples are fully homogenized, often in 35 seconds or less.

The stainless steel tube carrier subjects up to 24 samples to an optimized, high speed, 3D motion, producing high energy impacts between the samples and micro-beads to release cellular contents. After homogenization, samples can be centrifuged and the supernatant collected for further processing.

Operating parameters for the BeadBlaster 24 are set and displayed digitally. To protect fragile, heat sensitive samples, the unit can be programmed to operate in shortened consecutive cycles with a rest period in between. Up to 50 such programs can be stored in memory and recalled for future use. A transparent lid allows for visualization of samples, and features a mechanical lid lock that prevents opening the lid when the BeadBlaster is in operation. A brushless motor reduces motor noise and provides maintenance free operation.

Benchmark offers an assortment of prefilled tube kits for a variety of sample types. The popular Triple-Pure™ kits include acid washed, heat treated, zirconium beads. The beads are tested to be free of nucleases, making them ideal for molecular biology applications. A convenient starter kit (D1032-SK) is available to accommodate a broad range of sample types and optimize applications.

  • Fast, efficient homogenization in about 35 seconds
  • For all sample types, from soft tissue to bone
  • Mix up to 24 tubes simultaneously
  • Sealed 2.0ml tubes – eliminates cross contamination
  • Full range of beads in prefilled tubes and bulk available


Speed Range 4.0-7.0 m/s (in 0.05 m/s increments)
Capacity 24 x 2.0ml
Cycle Time 1 to 90 sec. (up to 90 sec.)
Pause between cycles 0 to 2 min. (1 sec. increments)
Max. cycles per program 10
Program Memory up to 50
Accel./Decel Time <2 sec. / <2 sec.
Noise Level <68db
Dimensions 11 x 14.2 x 15.2 in. / 28 x 36 s 38.5 cm
Weight 55 lbs / 25 kg
Electrical 100 to 240V 50-60 Hz

Ordering Information:

D2400-E BeadBlaster 24 place Microtube Homogenizer
D2400-R5 Optional tube holder for 12x5ml tubes
Pre-filled Tube Kits:
D1031-01 Standard glass beads, dia. 0.1mm, 50pk
D1031-05 Standard glass beads, dia. 0.5mm, 50pk
D1031-10 Standard glass beads, dia. 1.0mm, 50pk
D1032-01 Triple-Pure, High Impact zirconium beads, dia. 0.1mm, 50pk
D1032-05 Triple-Pure, High Impact zirconium beads, dia. 0.5mm, 50pk
D1032-10 Triple-Pure, High Impact zirconium beads, dia. 1.0mm, 50pk
D1032-15 Triple-Pure, High Impact zirconium beads, dia. 1.5mm, 50pk
D1032-30 Triple-Pure, High Impact zirconium beads, dia. 3.0mm, 50pk
D1032-SK Starter Kit, 10 each of dia. 0.1, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 & 3.0 Triple-Pure Zirconium
D1033-28 Stainless Steel Beads, dia. 2.8mm, 50pk (acid washed)
D1031-T20 Empty Tubes (2.0ml), pk/1000