New Products for
Sample Processing and Homogenization
BT&C, Inc., Offering creative and innovative solutions to our customers
for over 23 years.
Route 22 East
Lebanon, NJ 08833
TEL: (908) 253-3444
FAX: (908) 575-1660
Low Binding Beads
Cell Based Assays
of Protein Stability
The HT Homogenizer is the
smallest, most powerful linear motion homogenizer available. It is
also the least expensive costing over $5000 less than comparable models.
This unit was designed specifically for laboratories that require high
throughput homogenization of samples in a microplate format while
limiting well-to-well variation.
This product is a motorized mortar and pestle
for cryogenic grinding of heat sensitive samples. The
mortar is a specially designed porcelain/zirconium composite that
chilled in a liquid nitrogen reservoir. Samples placed
in the tubes are frozen to -195°C before homogenization.
A motorized wrench powers the porcelain/zirconium pestle
that has been adapted to fit a 1/4" hex wrench. Multiple
samples can be processed rapidly by easily changing grinding
pestles. Liquid nitrogen keeps samples cold for up to
five hours when used with the
OPS Diagnostics is excited to offer three
new and novel products that help simplify freeze drying.
These products are pre-formulated excipients/lyoprotectants
provided as sterile liquid reagents. The Microbial
Freeze Drying Buffer is a BSA-free formulation with properties
far superior to sucrose and skim milk. The
Lyophilization Reagent (2X Concentrate) is formulated for
proteins and provides superb caking properties with excellent
lyoprotectant characteristics. The Freeze Drying
Indicator solution is based on the 2X Concentrate but with an
added indicator that turns color upon drying. The
indicator is an excellent tool for monitoring the
lyophilization process, for mapping freeze drying within a
chamber, and for assessing the freeze drying process within
The edge effect that plagues cells cultured in 96 well
plates and edge wells of immunoassays is no more.
Research performed in our lab on the
edge effect in
cell-based assays led to the development of this
product. This chamber provides microplates with a
constant temperature environment and high humidity, both of
which are critical to creating a consistent environment.
This chamber is not an incubator, but an insert for an
incubator. Thus, current incubators can be converted
into high stability chambers for culturing cells in 96 well
plates and performing plate assays in a homogeneous
The Cryogenic Workstation represents a simple approach to
solving an old problem... keeping cryogenic samples
cold while handling and processing. This liquid
nitrogen chilled station has a position for two cryogenic
boxes (standard 5" x 5") on a platform chilled down to -196°C.
Vials can be handled and manipulated without fear of
warming. This station is excellent for organizing
culture collections and cryogenic samples.
The Cryogenic Workstation is also useful for the
preparation of tissues for homogenization. An aluminum
cutting board provides a surface for cutting and dissecting
frozen tissue without tissue thawing. A deep well
plate or tubes can be kept cold and used to hold samples
This Cryogenic Workstation is charged with liquid
nitrogen before use.
Products Developed In-House by BT&C/
Freeze Drying Indicator
Aseptic Freeze Drying Unit