Making any sort of major purchase, whether for research equipment or not, requires the consumer to make a choice: Higher value for higher cost, or lower value for lower cost? Many initially select the former because it may be difficult to see the long-term gain of a higher-cost option; homogenizing equipment is a great application of this analogy. Although many companies manufacture homogenizers, only some, like BEE International (BEEI), provide their customers with high quality machines that last longer, are easier to handle, use reagents more efficiently, and make overall better products. Here we analyze some specific qualities of BEEI homogenizers that help them to improve product quality.
Homogenization is a broad term for the processes that create a single mixture from two immiscible liquids (e.g. water and oil), oftentimes known as an emulsion or dispersion. This is achieved by reducing the particle size of one of the liquids; as an example, homogenized milk is comprised of fat globules dispersed among the cream phase. The particle size of the dispersed phase can strongly affect the product’s properties, such as its bioavailability and flavor, in that smaller droplets typically enhance the desirable qualities. BEEI’s homogenizers incorporate a proprietary high pressure pumping system, which tightens particle size distribution in fewer passes than that of a conventional homogenizer.
Additionally, most conventional homogenizers and mechanical mixers impart a single force on the sample to reduce particle size and/or rupture cells. Because BEE’s equipment uses multiple mechanical forces (i.e. high pressure, turbulence, cavitation, flow), the homogenization process can occur quicker, with fewer reagents, and with a higher product yield. Finally, BEEI’s machines pride themselves on their customizability and optimized scaling up process, which is particularly important for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. BEEI’s patented homogenizing cell is a unique type of core technology that allows the user to easily configure the its setup to meet application needs and processing goals. And the machines come optimized for scaling to manufacturing, which can save the researcher valuable time and money as he/she moves a product from the small-scale laboratory to large-scale manufacturing.
BEE International: The Homogenizer Advantage
On determining which homogenizer will be right for your lab, begin your search with BEE International Technology. We are globally recognized among laboratory managers and researchers for their high quality products and excellent customer support. Cell lysis and particle size reduction are two of a variety of applications for BEE homogenizers; nano/micro emulsions, lipids, suspensions, and dispersions are also easily achievable. Additionally, the homogenizer processes can be controlled to suit your product, which will allow you to customize to your cell type. And finally, the equipment is easy to use, produces higher yield in less time, and achieves results that are reproducible and scalable.
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