National Jewish Health
I use the powder Dispenser KIT from LabTIE to make 100ul aliquots of 0.1mm zirconium beads for breaking up mycobacteria to extract DNA and RNA. This bead dispenser is a game changer. I previously dispensed beads by hand into microfuge tubes, which was imprecise, a big waste of plastic, and time-consuming. Now we use a 96 well format with the Dispenser KIT for the bead beating, and several research groups are breathing sighs of giggling relief with the new format. In addition, the LabTIE personnel have been a tremendous help –– Bas in particular –– in getting this set up to solve our bead-dispensing problems, tailored to the science we want to accomplish. Thanks, LabTIE!