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GDmini2 Ultrasonic Microreactor

04.05.2015 The GD mini 2 from Hielscher Ultrasonic is an ultrasonic microreactor for indirect, temperature-controlled sonication of liquid media.

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GDmini2 Ultrasonic Microreactor

The ultrasonic microreactor permits straightforward round-the-clock sonication of liquid media (Picture: Hielscher Ultrasonics)

Common applications include homogenization, emulsification, particle synthesis, solvent extraction, cell lysis and fragmentation. Since sonication is performed through the wall of a disposable glass or plastic tube, the product is treated without any cross-contamination. This makes the device ideal for sterile products in the pharmaceutical industry as well as for biological samples. The system comprises an ultrasonic homogenizer in the shape of a straight glass tube. It homogenizes, disperses, disrupts cells or emulsifies liquids that flow through the glass tube. It can be used as an inline reactor for single-pass or recirculated ultrasonic processing. For integration into a process setup, each end of the glass tube is connected to a hose and material is pumped through. Water is then connected to the designated hose nozzles and and the ultrasonic generator switched on  – it is that simple. Coupling of intense ultrasonic vibrations to the glass tube makes the tube walls vibrate ultrasonically and in turn sonicate the liquid flowing through the tube. It is much more intense, uniform and consistent than an ultrasonic tank. And it works inline continuously – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Sonication has manifold applications: Blending & homogenizing, emulsifying, dispersing, cell disruption, extraction, and sonochemical processes. Thanks to its sterile setup, the GDmini2 is ideally suited for applications in medicine, biology and biochemistry.

Facts For Decision-Makers:

  • easy-to-use design
  • consistent results
  • continuous operation

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