Why use RINO® tubes?
RINO tubes have a screw-cap so they seal more tightly and provide an extra layer of protection against sample loss. In the caps there is a circular rubber ridge that seals against the top of the tubes, to prevent the release of aerosols that may form during homogenization.
What model Bullet Blenders can I use with RINO® tubes?
(Gold) models and newer BBY24M
(Storm) models with a serial number starting with “BBY24MR” are designed to homogenize samples in both RINO tubes and Eppendorf®
Safe-Lock™ tubes. BBY24M models purchased prior to 2/1/2013 may require a factory adjustment to work with RINO tubes. If you have an older model that you would like to work with RINO tubes, please call us at (800)738-1681 or email us at [email protected]
DO NOT use RINO tubes in BBX model Bullet Blenders or screw-cap model Bullet Blenders that use TUBE1.5AX-S
(BBX24W or BBX24BW).
What do I need to use RINO® tubes?
To use RINO tubes, you need to have a RINO lid gasket installed in your Bullet Blender®
. All BBY24M and BB24-AU model homogenizers will now arrive with a labeled RINO lid gasket. These instruments will still come with a labeled Eppendorf®
gasket installed so you have the option of using Safe-Lock™ tubes. For customers who only have an Eppendorf®
gasket, we will provide the replacement lid gasket free of charge with the first order of RINO tubes or kits for a limited time. Please contact customer support to request a RINO gasket.
How do I change the gasket on my Bullet Blender?
Switching back and forth between lid gaskets is easy – just remove the three screws with a Phillips head screwdriver and gently lift off the gasket. Place the second gasket in the correct orientation on the lid and insert the screws. Do not over-tighten the screws when installing a gasket.
Can I get Bead Lysis Kits in RINO® tubes?
Yes you can! Please see our Bead Lysis Kit page for details
What protocols should I use for RINO® tubes?
Our online protocols work with either tube type:
Eppendorf or RINO.