UPHO is a versatile bead mill device designed for rapid, high-throughput and efficient disruption and homogenization of up to 64 samples simultaneously. UPHO comes with a wide range of sample adapters providing sample flexibility as well as delivering reliable and consistent, high quality results.
This attractive bench-top device is one of the most advanced sample preparation systems available today. Developed for routine as well as difficult and hard-to-disrupt samples, UPHO is compatible with 3 types of grinding and thoroughly and quickly lyses a wide variety of biological sample types including plant and animal tissues, cells, bacteria and yeast.
Each sample is simultaneously disrupted and homogenized by high-speed shaking with glass, ceramic or metal beads, depending on the sample type, in a sealed tube, allowing the easy and reproducible isolation of stable RNA, active proteins, full-length genomic DNA as well as other cellular materials.
UPHO’s ergonomic design ensures that it is easy to load and, after processing, remove the standard disposable centrifuge tubes containing your samples. Thanks to UPHO’s clever sample adaptors, the centrifuge tubes remain securely sealed during processing, preventing sample cross-contamination.
The homogenization speed (frequency) and duration (time) parameters are digitally controlled and can be rapidly programmed through UPHO’s easy-to-use, touch screen interface. Protocols developed for your samples can be saved to the on-board memory allowing consistent day-to-day use of the UPHO by different Scientists working on the same sample types. UPHO’s advanced, digital parameter control also delivers outstanding consistency across multi sample lots.
Geneye offers different sizes (0,1 – 15 mm) and material choices (wolfram steel, steel, glass and ceramic) of UPHO processing beads, allowing the grinding process to be more rapidly optimised for complete and efficient sample disruption-homogenisation compared to other available methods. If your samples are temperature sensitive, with UPHO, you can easily adjust the homogenization speed maintaining the sample temperature constant during processing. If your samples need to be cooled or frozen for processing, UPHO has the full range of sample adaptors you need for cryogenic cooling.