BeadBoost Bead Mill Homogenizer

Saliva is a desired sample type for SARS-CoV-2 testing due to the easy and non-invasive nature of collecting samples. PerkinElmer’s optimized saliva detection workflow includes the BeadBoost Bead Mill homogenizer. Adding a homogenization step with the BeadBoost Bead Mill homogenizer prior to nucleic acid isolation simplifies the processing of saliva samples and increases the sensitivity of SARS-CoV-2 detection in these samples.

The BeadBoost Bead Mill homogenizer vigorously and uniformly shakes up to 24 tubes at a time providing the efficient, consistent homogenization needed to obtain high yields of viral RNA during nucleic acid isolation. It also does not require a cool down period between runs allowing more samples to be processed quickly.

  • Simultaneously homogenize up to 24 samples at a time

  • Convenient front-loading tube holder position for ease of use and optimal bead/sample interactions

  • Processing range is ideal for saliva samples

  • No cool-down required between runs = non-stop processing

  • Disposable tubes ensure no threat of cross-contamination

  • No sample degradation due to quick processing

  • Features an integrated lid lock

BeadBoost Bead Mill homogenizer for processing saliva samples for COVID-19 testing

The design of the BeadBoost Bead Mill homogenizer reduces swirling resulting in a high bead impact force increasing its processing efficiency.


Sahajpal, N. S., Mondal, A. K., Ananth, S., Njau, A., Ahluwalia, P., Chaubey, A., . . . Kolhe, R. (2020). SalivaAll: Clinical validation of a sensitive test for saliva collected in healthcare and community settings with pooling utility for SARS-CoV-2 mass surveillance. doi:10.1­­­101/2020.08.26.20182816

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