The MiniBeadbeater-24 cell disrupter disrupts and homogenizes all cell types, from bacteria and spores to animal and plant tissues. Cell lysis takes place in sealed 2 ml microvials containing glass or ceramic beads. Nucleic acids and proteins are isolated in 1-2 minutes of bead beating. The ultra-high energy shaking machine processes up to 24 samples, has variable speed for special applications and simple controls. Essential for PCR methodologies, the MiniBeadbeater-24 uses disposable vials and beads, thus eliminating any possibility of cross-contamination between samples.