1600 MiniG – Geno Grinder / Mechanical Disruptor

The MiniG™ is a tissue homogeniser or mechanical cell disruptor and is the smallest model in the SPEX Geno/Grinder range. This mechanical disruptor is the ideal solution for laboratories wanting the power of the 2010 Geno/Grinder, but not needing the same sample throughput capacity. It can cater for one or two deep well titer plates or small sample vials (48 x 2mL or 48 x 5mL) that are vigorously shaken in a vertical motion.

It is ideally suited to sample preparation of tissues for extraction of nucleic acids (DNA/RNA) and proteins and the analysis of pesticides residues.

Typical Sample Types

Typical samples include:

  • QuEChERS
  • Plant and Animal Tissues
  • Cell Cultures
  • Seeds
  • Yeast
  • RNA/DNA Extraction
  • Bacteria
  • Protein extraction


  • Automated mechanical disruption ideal for applications involving sample preparation for DNA, RNA, and protein extractions, pesticide residue analysis, and more.
  • Window in lid for observing the grinding operation
  • Safety interlock that stops the grinding process if the lid is opened while running
  • Easy-to-use clamp secures samples during shaking
  • Typical clamp capacity is two titer plates or 48 x 2 mL vials or 48 x 5 mL vials when stacked.
  • Simple to use LCD interface with digital timer shows run time in minutes:seconds
  • Rate and timer controls allow you to precisely control the grinding program
  • Start and stop buttons for manual control or interruption of grinding
  • Strong vertical clamp movement of 500-1500 strokes/minute ensures that grinding media directly impact the sample each and every time.
  • Typical sample processing time of 1-3 minutes.


Timer/ControlsDigital display in Minutes:Seconds (max 10:00)
Clamp Movement3.2cm (1.25in) vertical
Clamp SpeedAdjustable from 500-1500 strokes/minute
Dimensions28.6cm (11.25in) wide x 43.2cm (17.0in) deep x 54.6cm (21.5in) high
Weight (lbs)22kg (40lb)
Motor1/7 hp
CE ApprovedYes

The MiniG Tissue Homogeniser/Mechanical Disruptor/Geno Grinder

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