Minilys Personal Homogenizer - Bertin Technologies


Minilys Personal Homogenizer

Especially designed for low throughput laboratory workflows, the Minilys personal tissue homogenizer homogenizes three samples simultaneously in 0.5mL or 2mL tubes and one sample in 7 ml tubes.

Minilys is a compact and flexible tissue homogenizer to meet particular sample preparation needs for all laboratories working with biological samples.

Especially designed to offer optimal grinding, lysing and homogenizing efficiency, Minilys is capable of handling 3 x 2mL/0.5mL tubes or 1 x 7mL tube to process any type of samples. Its manual but not screw-in locking system makes Minilys an easy-pick-up laboratory instrument.

Affordable, Minilys offers the best personal homogenization solution.

Minilys homogenizer is ideal for daily lab workflow. Associated with the appropriate lysing kit, Minilys can even grind difficult samples like grains or hairs.

Small and compact, Minilys tissue homogenizer requires minimal bench space in your laboratory

Especially designed for low-throughput laboratory workflows and personal use, Minilys homogenizes three samples simultaneously in 0.5ml/2 ml tubes or 1 sample in 7 ml.

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  • from 1 to 3 x 2mL, 0.5mL tubes
  • 1 x 7mL tube

Speed range:

  • 3000, 4000 & 5000 rpm

Locking system:

  • Manual (no screw-in system)

Cycles time:

  • from 5s to 240s


  • 17lb / 7 kg


  • Length 180mm x Width 290mm x Height 380mm

Power requirement:

  • 100 – 230 VAC / 50-60 Hz / Power 1 kVA


  • less than 70 dB


  • CE and FCC part 15 certified

Catalogue number:

  • P000673-MLYS0-A


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  • Minilys offers the possibility to process either 3 x 0.5 or 2mL tubes at once or 1 x 7mL tube.

Easy handling:

  • With only two parameters to choose from (speed and time) the Minilys is operational immediately. The non screw-in system to block the tubes makes the Minilys easy-to-use.


  • Minilys is the only small homogenizer based on 3D motion that reaches 5 000rpm. This speed allows users to grind even hard samples like skin or hair.

The Minilys is the only personal homogenizer based on a 8-figure 3D-motion (multi-directional) movement of the tubes. The same high level of energy given to the beads inside each tube ensures equal homogenization efficiency for all processed samples. Thanks to this complex movement, the Minilys can disrupt any type of sample (even the hardest) in seconds with perfect reproducibility while limiting heat generation. The system used to secure the tubes is manual and very easy to use compared to a screw-in system that can be awkward.

Abstracts of some application notes related to Minilys.

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  • Protein extraction from mouse soft tissues, Immunotherapix, Paris, France, Pharmaceutical sciences (code: 03712-810-DU048)
  • RNA extraction from Arabidopsis with Minilys, Institute of Plant Molecular Biology – CNRS, Univ. of Strasbourg, France, Agronomy (code: 03712-810-DU049)
  • Mycoviral double-stranded RNA extraction from plant leaf with Minilys, Tokyo University of Agricultural and Technology, Institute of Agriculture, division of Bio-regulation and Bio-interaction, Japan, Agronomy (code: 03712-810-DU051)
  • Drug extraction from whole iris-ciliary body pork, PharmOptima, Portage MI, USA, Pharmaceutical sciences (code: 03712-810-DU056)
  • RNA Extraction from Mouse Tissues using the Minilys, Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, Biomedical & Health sciences (code: 03712-810-DU078)

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7mL rack: Specific rack to handle 12 x 7mL tubes at once
Centrifuge adaptor for 7mL tubes: Specific adaptor to put 7mL tubes in a centrifuge instead of 15mL Falcon tubes

Frequently Asked Question

  • What are the optimal parameters for my sample (beads, speed and tube volume)?
  • Is my device suitable for extracting viral material?
  • How can I decontaminate my device after lysis?
  • What are the volumes of the tubes compatible with your instruments?


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Reasons to choose Minilys Personal Homogenizer

Full application support composed of more than 2,000 scientific documents based on user experiences to determine the best protocol for your samples.

Support is provided online 24/7 by our Application Center, or by our dedicated Application Specialists

With 30 different lysing kits available, Precellys is the most versatile range of homogenizers.

It allows users to homogenize, grind or lyse all sample types.

The easy-handling features allow the Precellys to be used without advanced training

10 years of expertise in sample preparation and more than 30,000 scientists who use the Precellys worldwide

A worldwide distribution network to support you wherever you are

Expert advice

Lucie T.

Field Application Specialist

"Need to work on hard samples with Minilys? Check out the lysing kits containing ceramic beads of at least 5.0mm"




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