FastPrep® Instruments and Adapters

MP BIO FastPrep Family Brochure



FastPrep® Systems provide the most usable DNA, RNA, and proteins from even your most difficult samples, fast and easy—with fully automated, optimized lysing in just 40 seconds—every time.


The FastPrep®-24 from MP Biomedicals features a programmable memory of up to five of your

most-used settings. The most recent evolution of the famous highthroughput sample preparation
system from Bio101® Systems, with a total of more than 6,000 installations worldwide, FastPrep
provides a unique means of homogenizing by which any type of sample, no matter how tough, can
be quickly and consistently lysed within 40 seconds. When compared to traditional homogenization methods such as vortexing, syringe shearing, grinding with a mortar and pestle or hammering samples that have been frozen in liquid nitrogen, the FastPrep-24 homogenizer will save hours of work during the sample preparation stage and will provide higher yields of intact DNA, RNA and proteins.
FastPrep®-24 uses a unique, optimized motion to disrupt cells through the multidirectional,

simultaneous beating of specialized Lysing Matrix beads on the sample material. FastPrep will homogenize up to 24 samples in 2mL tubes, or with optional adapters, lyse 48 samples in 2mL tubes, 12 samples in 15mL tubes or 2 samples in 50mL tubes making FastPrep the most versatile homogenizer available!
Developed for difficult and resistant samples, FastPrep®-24 thoroughly and quickly lyses all tissues and cells providing easy and reproducible isolation of stable RNA, active proteins and full-length genomic DNA.
A completely self-contained system, FastPrep®-24 eliminates the risk of cross-contamination and time- consuming clean-up associated with manual lysis methods. Simply add sample and buffers to the Lysing Matrix tube containing specialized beads specific to your application. The ergonomic design of FastPrep ensures ease in loading sample tubes, which remain securely sealed during processing. Homogenization speed and duration times are digitally controlled for consistent results. Upon setting the speed and time with the touch of the a button, simply select this as a memory setting or push “run”, and in less than a minute your samples are completely lysed!

The new FastPrep®-24 features up to 5 memory presets for your most used settings. The unique, vertical angular motion of FastPrep®-24 causes the lysing matrix particles to impact the sample from all directions simultaneously, releasing nucleic acids and proteins into the protective buffer faster than with any other system. After centrifugation, the supernatant is collected for further purification processing. A wide variety of specialized Lysing Matrix tubes containing beads of different materials, sizes and shapes have been tailored to guarantee thorough homogenization of samples from such diverse sources as bacteria, yeast, fungi, botanical samples (including seeds), insects, mammalian tissues, (bone, skin, brain, tumor) and cultured cells.
High performance FastPrep Purification Kits, when used in conjunction with the FastPrep®-24 Instrument, provide simple, ready-to-use methods for the release and subsequent purification of intact DNA, RNA, and proteins from virtually any source.

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