BioSpec Cryo-Cup



The Cryo-Cup Grinder is a mortar and pestle specifically designed to pulverize and powder plant and animal tissue samples at liquid nitrogen temperatures. It consists of a stainless steel, semicircular bowl (or mortar) imbedded in a double walled, insulating cup. Up to 5 grams of frozen tissue placed in the pre-cooled mortar is quickly reduced to a powder using the special hand held pestle made of non-heat conducting plastic. Two different sized pestles are provided for a variety of applications.
Construction Double insulated, polypropylene cup.
Weight 1 lbs (Shipping weight)
Additional Specifications Capacity: up to 5 g
Stainless steel mortar insert (2 3/8" diameter)
Includes two polypropylene pestle balls, 1 3/8" and 1 7/8" diameter, and one pestle handle
Stainless steel pestle balls available


  • Ideal for extraction of proteins, enzymes and nucleic acids
  • Stainless steel mortar strictly controls temperature. Once cooled, no further liquid nitrogen is need during grinding
  • Designed for 100mg to 5 grams of fresh tissue
  • Low sample loss
  • Easily cleaned and Affordable... Stock several to process multiple samples


Cryo-Cup Grinder

Cryo-Cup Grinder

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