Umbilical Cord Tissue Homogenizer & Homogenization Protocol

Ideal for Umbilical Cord Tissue Homogenization

Do you spend lots of time and effort homogenizing umbilical cord tissue samples? The Bullet Blender® tissue homogenizer delivers high quality and superior yields. No other homogenizer comes close to delivering the Bullet Blender’s winning combination of top-quality performance and budget-friendly affordability.

The Bullet Blender® Homogenizer
Save Time, Effort and Get Superior Results

  • Consistent and High Yield Results
    Run up to 24 samples at the same time under microprocessor-controlled conditions, ensuring experimental reproducibility and high yield. Process samples from 10mg or less up to 3.5g.
  • No Cross Contamination
    No part of the Bullet Blender® ever touches the umbilical cord samples – the sample tubes are kept closed during homogenization. There are no probes to clean between samples.
  • Samples Stay Cool
    Homogenizing causes only a few degrees of heating. Our Gold models keep samples at 4°C.
  • Easy and Convenient to Use
    Just place beads and buffer along with your umbilical cord sample in standard tubes, load tubes directly in the Bullet Blender, select time and speed, and press start.
  • Risk Free Purchase
    The Bullet Blender® comes with a 30 day money back guarantee and a 2 year warranty, with a 3 year warranty on the motor. The simple, reliable design enables the Bullet Blenders to sell for a fraction of the price of ultrasonic or other agitation based instruments, yet provides an easier, quicker technique.
Bullet Blender Homogenizer

Bullet Blender settings for umbilical cord tissue

Sample size

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microcentrifuge tube model (up to 300 mg) Small umbilical cord samples
5mL tube model (100mg – 1g) Medium umbilical cord samples


Selected publications for umbilical cord tissue

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Jones, J. T., Jones, M., Jones, B., Sulaiman, K., Plate, C., & Lewis, D. (2015). Detection of Codeine, Morphine, 6-Monoacetylmorphine, and Meconin in Human Umbilical Cord Tissue: Method Validation and Evidence of In Utero Heroin Exposure. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, 37(1), 45–52.
Jones, J., Jones, M., Plate, C., & Lewis, D. (2012). The Detection of 1-Palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-<i>sn</i>-glycero-3-phosphoethanol and Ethyl Glucuronide in Human Umbilical Cord. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 03(12), 800–810.
Marin, S. J., Christensen, R. D., Baer, V. L., Clark, C. J., & McMillin, G. A. (2011). Nicotine and Metabolites in Paired Umbilical Cord Tissue and Meconium Specimens: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, 33(1), 80–85.
Haglock-Adler, C. J., McMillin, G. A., & Strathmann, F. G. (n.d.). Development of a liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry method to address the increased utilization of umbilical cord in the assessment of in utero drug exposure. Clinical Biochemistry.