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3 Medical Applications for Laboratory Homogenizers

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Deb Shechter
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Feb 11, 2016
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3 Medical Applications for Laboratory Homogenizers3 Medical Applications for Laboratory Homogenizers3 Medical Applications for Laboratory Homogenizers

The medical industry is teeming with products and suppliers, some of which may be more useful than others. Laboratory homogenizers are highly utilized across the food, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries, although also critical for medical professionals, its essential functions are less well-known in this realm. Keep reading to gain an appreciation for the essential medical applications of laboratory homogenizers.

  • Advancement of Medical Research

Medical research frequently requires extraction of essential proteins and molecules from body tissue and structures. For example, you may require DNA or RNA from bone or cartilage. As multiple extraction methods exist, researchers can measure technique quality by product yield and ease in process. Laboratory homogenizers are an ideal method for extraction, as well as other research-related methods, for both its high product yield and easy setup. Long-term, access to this type of technology can allow for huge advances in the medical field.

  • Development of New Pharmaceuticals

Medical professionals work closely with the pharmaceutical industry to provide patient access to preventative care and treatment. Most pharmaceutical products require powerful mixing at some point in their development process, and this is most easily done with a homogenizer. Laboratory homogenizers, in particular, can be used during experimentation, when specific parts of the process need to be optimized. Particle size reduction, cell disruption, and formation of dispersions and emulsions are just a few of its many uses. Additionally, many homogenizer companies offer scalable products for researchers in the drug development industry. A laboratory homogenizer would be utilized during R&D, and if a product moves to clinical trials, its technique should scale easily to the pilot-plant machine.

  • Testing of Biological Molecules

Bacteria, viruses, and yeasts are repeat offenders in the community of disease and illness. Their intracellular contents are therefore valuable for testing and, as discussed above, research. Intracellular access requires disruption of the cell wall (or membrane for mammalian cells). For both large cultures and individual cells with tough exteriors, homogenization is an effective and efficient technique. (1)

Pion's BEE Brand Laboratory Homogenizers Worth Selecting

Have you decided that a high-pressure homogenizer will be the right choice for you? Begin your exploration with a Pion homogenizer. Pion is trusted by pharmaceutical researchers and lab managers around the world. We deliver an array of key benefits, such as production of cell lysates, nano/micro emulsions and dispersions and lipids and suspensions. Our homogenizer processes can be controlled to better suit your product; for example, pressure can be adjusted to be gentler or harsher and the results can be scaled to manufacturing. Finally, our equipment is easy to use, produces higher yield in less time, and results are reproducible and scalable.

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