Bulk Beads

For the customization of bead tubes and the rapid and reliable biological sample lysis from a wide variety of starting materials


  • Bulk beads offer flexibility in your sample disruptions
  • Available in ceramic, glass and metal
  • Cover a wide range of sample types
Glass Beads, 0.1 mm (400 g)

Cat. No. / ID: 13118-400

Customize your bead tubes with bulk beads for rapid and reliable biological sample lysis from a wide variety of starting materials.
0.1 mm
0.5 mm
Bulk Beads are intended for molecular biology applications. These products are not intended for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease.

Product Details

Customize your homogenization protocol using our bulk beads. Fill your own bead tubes with the desired amount and type of beads or a mixture of several types.

Bulk beads enable customization of homogneization protocols with the desired amount and type of beads. The beads can be used for a wide range of samples and applications such as veterinary diagnosic (BSE screening), pharmacology and toxicology (drug detection), criminology and forensic medicine, food industry (GMO detection), environmental microbiology (micro-organism lysis), as well as isolation of nucleic acids and protein.

Bulk beads are provided without tubes in amounts ranging from 325-500 g. Sufficient beads are provided for 500 typical DNA or RNA isolation preps.

Bead Beating Tubes pre-filled with beads are also available for added convenience.

These bulk beads were previously sold by MO BIO for use with their kits.


formatBulk Beads
beadsize1.4 mm, Ceramic Beads, Bulk - 325g 13113-325 2.8 mm, Ceramic Beads, Bulk - 325g 13114-325 0.1mm, Glass Beads, Bulk - 400g 13118-400 0.5mm, Glass Beads, Bulk - 400g 13116-400 2.38 mm, Metal Beads, Bulk - 500g 13117-500
storagetemperatureStore at room temperature (15-30°C)
quantity325-500 g, depending on catalog number