The Cup Horn can process samples in isolation without probe intrusion, precluding any possibilities of cross-contamination or aerosolisation. Especially useful when working with infectious materials. Typical applications include cell disruption, liposome preparation, protein shearing and releasing cellular components including DNA and RNA.
The water-filled cup horn is screwed into the inverted converter in place of the probe. The test tube(s) containing the sample(s) is(are) placed inside the cup horn. The vibrations produced in the cup induce cavitation inside the tube(s). Inlet and outlet ports enable cooling water to be circulated within the cup, inhibiting heat build-up during extended operation. Ease of disassembly facilitates cleaning, and in contrast to polycarbonate cup horns with removable plastic fittings, these cup horns are 100% leakproof. The probe is fabricated from titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V and is autoclavable. The cup is fabricated from glass. Supplied with floating microtube holder (SON830-00238), to enable 8 samples to be processed simultaneously with identical parameters, and a splash shield. Note: Because the intensity of cavitation within the test tube(s) is substantially less than with direct probe contact, to obtain comparable results when using the cup horn, multiply the processing time by 4. Connecting a booster (SONBHNVC21) between the cup horn and the converter will double the intensity of cavitation within the cup.