Tissue Grinders

Wheaton Tissue Grinders enable primary cells to be prepared from excised tissues, as well as sub-cellular components from harvested cell packs. Tissue grinders are used to extract DNA, RNA and proteins for blot or other procedures. They are also used to enhance recovery of other cell products. Capacities on the grinders range from 0.1 ml to 55 ml. There are many grinders to suit your needs.

  • Tapered Tissue Grinders are ideal for connective tissue including heart, muscle, and lung. These glass-on-glass grinders feature a long taper design that minimizes grinding efficiency.
  • Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder incorporates a serrated pestle design to disperse homogenate into the mortar cylinder. Standard unit with PTFE pestles are well suited for soft tissue, such as brain and liver.
  • Tenbroeck Tissue Grinders have a hollow handle that allows packing with ice, making them suitable for tissues such as liver, intestines and heart.
  • Dounce Tissue Grinders are supplied with two types of pestles: a loose-fitting pestle for sample reduction and a second, tighter pestle for complete homogenization. The ball-shaped pestles leave cell nuclei intact in soft tissue.
  • The Wheaton Micro Tissue Grinder Kit offers a complete selection of micro tissue grinders.
  • All Wheaton tissue grinders are manufactured from Wheaton 33 low extractable borosilicate glass that conforms to USP Type 1 and ASTM E-438 Type 1, Class A requirements. Replacement parts can be purchased separately.
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Dounce Tissue Grinder

Ideal for soft tissue and provided with loose and tight pestle. Made of Wheaton 33 low extractable borosilicate glass. Autoclavable
Cat # Description Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 64790-01 Description: 1 ml Dounce Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $288.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64790-07 Description: Dounce Tissue Grinder 7 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $315.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64790-15 Description: Dounce Tissue Grinder 15 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $363.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64790-40 Description: Dounce Tissue Grinder 40 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $435.00 Add to Quote:

Dounce Dura Grind® Tissue Grinder

Rugged No.316 stainless steel alternative to glass Dounce Tissue Grinder. Mortar and Pestle are a matched set machined to the tolerance of 0.0005 in. The mortar has flat bottom allowing it to stand upright. NOT autoclavable
Cat # Description Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 64791-07 Description: Dounce Dura Grind® Tissue Grinder , 7ml Pack: Each Price: $765.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64791-15 Description: Dounce Dura Grind® Tissue Grinder, 15ml Pack: Each Price: $776.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64791-40 Description: Dounce Dura Grind® Tissue Grinder, 40 ml Pack: Each Price: $1,010.00 Add to Quote:

Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder

Interchangeable parts for easier cleaning or replacement of damaged mortars. The PFTE pestle is for soft tissues such as brain or liver. Unit is autoclavable and can be used for power homogenization.
Cat # Description Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 64792-02 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder, 2 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $273.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-05 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder, 5 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $273.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-10 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder, 10 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $275.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-15 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder, 15ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $325.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-30 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder, 30ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $380.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-55 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder, 55ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $451.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-70 Description: 2 ml Mortar only Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $136.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-71 Description: 5 ml Mortar only Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $130.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-72 Description: 10 ml Mortar only Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $141.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-73 Description: 15 ml Mortar only Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $143.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-74 Description: 30 ml Mortar only Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $171.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-75 Description: 55 ml Mortar only Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $204.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-80 Description: 2 ml Pestle only Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinders Pack: 2 Pack Price: $156.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-81 Description: 5 ml Pestle only Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinders Pack: 2 Pack Price: $43.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-82 Description: 10 ml Pestle only Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinders Pack: 2 Pack Price: $149.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-83 Description: 15 ml Pestle only Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinders Pack: 2 Pack Price: $180.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-84 Description: 30 ml Pestle only Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinders Pack: 2 Pack Price: $209.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64792-85 Description: 55 ml Pestle only Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinders Pack: 2 Pack Price: $248.00 Add to Quote:

Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder With Radial Serrations

Potter-Elvehjem Tissue grinder with a radial serrated PTFE pestle that disperses homogenate into the mortar cylinder more efficiently. Depth of the serration is 0.1 to 0.15 mm. Interchangeable parts. Unit is autoclavable.
Cat # Description Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 64795-02 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder With Radial Serrations 2 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $286.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64795-05 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder With Radial Serrations 5 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $289.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64795-10 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder With Radial Serrations 10 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $292.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64795-15 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder With Radial Serrations 15 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $333.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64795-30 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder With Radial Serrations 30 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $383.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64795-55 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder With Radial Serrations 55 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $451.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64795-80 Description: 2 ml Pestle only Radial Serrations Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $165.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64795-81 Description: 5 ml Pestle only Radial Serrations Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $163.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64795-82 Description: 10 ml Pestle only Radial Serrations Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $160.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64795-83 Description: 15 ml Pestle only Radial Serrations Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $190.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64795-84 Description: 30 ml Pestle only Radial Serrations Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $215.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64795-85 Description: 55 ml Pestle only Radial Serrations Potter-Elvehjem Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $248.00 Add to Quote:

Potter-Elvehjem Safe-Grind® Tissue Grinder - Glass Mortar

Interchangeable parts for cleaning or replacement of mortars.The PFTE pestle is for soft tissues. Unit is autoclavable and can be used for power homogenization. Exterior plastic coated glass mortar provides greater safety.
Cat # Description Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 64793-02 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Safe-Grind Tissue Grinder 2ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $277.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64793-05 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Safe-Grind Tissue Grinder 5 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $279.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64793-10 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Safe-Grind Tissue Grinder 10 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $284.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64793-15 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Safe-Grind Tissue Grinder 15 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $328.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64793-30 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Safe-Grind Tissue Grinder 30 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $378.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64793-55 Description: Potter-Elvehjem Safe-Grind Tissue Grinder 55 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $446.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64793-70 Description: 2 ml Mortar only Potter-Elvehjem Safe-Grind Pack: 2 Pack Price: $145.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64793-71 Description: 5 ml Mortar only Potter-Elvehjem Safe-Grind Pack: 2 Pack Price: $139.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64793-72 Description: 10 ml Mortar only Potter-Elvehjem Safe-Grind Pack: 2 Pack Price: $150.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64793-73 Description: 15 ml Mortar only Potter-Elvehjem Safe-Grind Pack: 2 Pack Price: $155.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64793-74 Description: 30 ml Mortar only Potter-Elvehjem Safe-Grind Pack: 2 Pack Price: $178.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64793-75 Description: 55 ml Mortar only Potter-Elvehjem Safe-Grind Pack: 2 Pack Price: $209.00 Add to Quote:

Potter-Elvehjem Micro Tissue Grinder

Made from Wheaton 33 low extractable borosilicate glass. Autoclavable. Similar to the all glass Potter-Elvehjem style, but micro size is for extremely precise work. This unit is designed for delicate hand operation.
Cat # Description Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 64794-01 Description: 0.1 ml Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $171.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64794-70 Description: 0.1 ml size Pestle only Pack: 2 Pack Price: $143.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64794-80 Description: 0.1 ml size Mortar only Pack: 2 Pack Price: $96.00 Add to Quote:

Tapered Tissue Grinder

Tapered Tissue Grinder homogenizes connective tissue including heart, muscle and lung. Made from Wheaton 33 low extractable borosilicate glass. Autoclavable. Interchangeable components.
Cat # Description Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 64796-01 Description: Tapered Tissue Grinder 1ml Pack: Each Price: $154.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64796-03 Description: Tapered Tissue Grinder 3 ml Pack: Each Price: $154.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64796-05 Description: Tapered Tissue Grinder 5 ml Pack: Each Price: $156.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64796-15 Description: Tapered Tissue Grinder 15ml Pack: Each Price: $178.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64796-70 Description: 1 ml Mortar only Tapered Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $167.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64796-71 Description: 3 ml Mortar only Tapered Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $167.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64796-72 Description: 5 ml Mortar only Tapered Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $169.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64796-73 Description: 15 ml Mortar only Tapered Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $193.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64796-80 Description: 1 ml Pestle only Tapered Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $131.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64796-81 Description: 3 ml Pestle only Tapered Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $131.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64796-82 Description: 5 ml Pestle only Tapered Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $138.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64796-83 Description: 15 ml Pestle only Tapered Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $160.00 Add to Quote:

Tapered Tissue Grinder Stainless Steel Rod Pestle

PFTE pestle with stainless steel rod fits power homogenizer. Homogenizes soft tissue such as brain. Mortar made from Wheaton 33 low extractable borosilicate glass. Has Interchangeable components and is autoclavable.
Cat # Description Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 64797-01 Description: Tapered Tissue Grinder Stainless Steel Rod Pestle 1ml Pack: Each Price: $140.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64797-03 Description: Tapered Tissue Grinder Stainless Steel Rod Pestle 3 ml Pack: Each Price: $140.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64797-05 Description: Tapered Tissue Grinder Stainless Steel Rod Pestle 5 ml Pack: Each Price: $154.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64797-15 Description: Tapered Tissue Grinder Stainless Steel Rod Pestle 15ml Pack: Each Price: $178.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64797-70 Description: 1 ml Mortar only Pack: 2 Pack Price: $117.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64797-71 Description: 3 ml Mortar only Pack: 2 Pack Price: $138.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64797-72 Description: 5 ml Mortar only Pack: 2 Pack Price: $139.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64797-73 Description: 15 ml Mortar only Pack: 2 Pack Price: $136.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64797-80 Description: 1 ml Pestle only Pack: 2 Pack Price: $160.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64797-81 Description: 3 ml Pestle only Pack: 2 Pack Price: $160.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64797-82 Description: 5 ml Pestle only Pack: 2 Pack Price: $193.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64797-83 Description: 15 ml Pestle only Pack: 2 Pack Price: $231.00 Add to Quote:

Micro Tissue Grinder Kit

This complete selection of 7 Wheaton Micro Tissue Grinders is conveniently packed in a lightweight protective carrying case. Wheaton 33 low extractable borosilicate glass. Autoclavable.
Cat # Description Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 64800 Description: Complete Kit Pack: Each Price: $713.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64799-02 Description: 0.2 ml Tissue Grinder Pack: 2 Pack Price: $134.00 Add to Quote:

Tenbroeck Tissue Grinder

Made from Wheaton 33 borosilicate glass, Hollow pestle can be pack with ice. Autoclavable. Ideal for grinding liver, heart, and intestine tissue.
Cat # Description Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 64798-01 Description: Tenbroeck Tissue Grinder 1 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $208.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64798-02 Description: Tenbroeck Tissue Grinder 2 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $259.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64798-07 Description: Tenbroeck Tissue Grinder 7 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $270.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64798-15 Description: Tenbroeck Tissue Grinder 15ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $292.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64798-40 Description: Tenbroeck Tissue Grinder 40 ml Pack: 2 Pack Price: $380.00 Add to Quote:

0.5 ml Tissue Grinder

This unit features a screw threaded neck for use with Wheaton connection. The 13-425 cap has an open top and PFTE faced silicone rubber liner. Made from Wheaton 33 low extractable borosilicate glass
Cat # Description Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 64802-05 Description: 0.5 ml Tissue Grinder, GPI 13-425 cap Pack: 2 Pack Price: $286.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64802-80 Description: Extra Pestle Pack: 2 Pack Price: $109.00 Add to Quote:

Disposable Micro Tissue Grinder

Made from Autocalvable Wheaton 33 low extractable borosilicate glass. The disposable micro tissue grinder allows for homogenized tissue micro samples without cross contamination. Useful for radioactive samples.
Cat # Description Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 64803-07 Description: Disposable Micro Tissue 0.75 ml Pack: 25 Pack Price: $270.00 Add to Quote:

Overhead Stirrer

Compact unit with solid state speed control provides RPM/torque combinations for most laboratory operations such as homogenizing or mixing. Attach only to Tissue Grinders with PFTE pestles and with stainless steel rods.
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Cat #: 64806-10 Description: Overhead Stirrer Complete Unit Pack: Each Price: $1,705.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64806-51 Description: Stainless steel Extension Rod, 1⁄4 “x 6” Pack: Each Price: $36.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64806-52 Description: Stainless steel Extension Rod, 1⁄4” x 12” Pack: Each Price: $28.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 64806-53 Description: Stainless steel Extension Sleeve for 1⁄4” Pack: Each Price: $21.00 Add to Quote: