Omni Tip Plastic Probes
is the recommended processing volume for Omni Tips?
A: Volume ranges are
from .25ml to 30ml
types of samples can be processed with Omni Tips?
A: Omni Tips are ideal
for small tissues samples (soft and hard/frozen), most plants. Not ideal for bone or skin.
Omni Tips easy to clean?
Tips are easy to disassemble (no tools required) and clean. A customer
may choose to clean Omni Tips between each sample or batch clean after the
homogenization process is complete. Common cleaning methods include autoclaving
up to 250°F, chlorine bleach (5%), Alcohol (70%). Omni Tips may also be
disposed of after one use to completely eliminate cleaning and the concern of
about sample loss concerns with the Omni Tips?
A: Sample loss is
eliminated with clear two piece construction (sample is always visible).
do Omni Tips eliminate cross contamination concerns?
A: Omni Tips are
disposable or autoclavable up to 7 times.
What type of reagent kits are recommended for use with the Omni Tips?
A: The Omni Tips are suitable for use with most
reagent kits. Reagent kits containing trizol, phenol, guanidine, and/or
chloroform will reduce the effective life of the Omni Tips to one or two uses.
What is the plastic composition of the Omni Tips?
A: The clear external tube is polycarbonate (Lexan)
and the blue or black internal shaft is polyetherimide (Ultem).
share a homogenizer in my lab. Will that be a problem with Omni Tips?
A: Omni Tips are
virtually unbreakable. No worries of
costly broken probes, or sample contamination from previous processing.
What is the difference between the soft tissue and hard tissue Omni Tips?
A: The soft tissue Omni Tips are ideal for brain
tissue, liver, spleen, emulsions and suspensions. The hard tissue Omni Tips are
ideal for heart, tumors, fatty tissue, muscle, kidney, lung as well as most
soft tissue applications. Physically, the hard tissue Omni Tips have a saw
tooth tube and a more aggressive blade profile when compared to the soft tissue
Are Omni Tips compatible with liquid nitrogen?
A: Yes, they can be used in liquid nitrogen.
How many uses can I get out of Omni Tips?
A: On average, customers get between 5-15 uses per
Omni Tip. If autoclaving the Omni Tips, the number of uses will reduce to
approximately seven. We have also had some customers get as many as 100
uses per Omni Tip.
Do Omni Tips really work as well as the stainless steel probes?
processing capabilities of the Omni Tips are virtually identically to stainless
steel probes. The stainless steel probes however, are more effective with
sample types such as skin, bone, cartilage and some other hard tissues.
Are Omni Tips available in different diameters or lengths?
Omni Tips are currently offered in a 7mmx110mm (diameter x length)
Are the Omni Tips sold sterile?
A: The Omni Tips are not sold sterile, but can be
autoclaved and the customer may option to receive the Omni Tips in autoclavable