Microbiology, antibiotic, or tissues analysis among many other processes prove to be easier when the sample is liquid, with low viscosity and homogeneous. But what should we do when a solid, bland or with high viscosity sample need to be analyzed? The process can be tedious, and it is difficult to guarantee its homogenization. A  laboratory blender can streamline this process.

The food industry recognized the power of laboratory blenders years ago. The need to obtain representative samples, liquid and with the bacteria free in the media and not stuck in the matrix for analyzing, has emerged the use of the laboratory blenders in the microbiology labs of food industries.

As the name suggests, a laboratory blender mixes the content of both wet and dry ingredients and are available in various sizes and speed setting. However, in a laboratory environment, the sterility of the material and the urge to obtain a representative sample is crucial.

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The Masticator, IUL’s laboratory blender

IUL’ laboratory blender, known as Masticator, carries out a profound homogenization which makes it possible to obtain a sample perfectly representative of the food, drug, cosmetic, or any material that has to be analyzed.

The Masticator is a robust instrument essentially designed to work for a long period of time without any maintenance or special cleaning. In a short interval of time and with minimal noise, the Masticator performs a deep homogenization that allows obtaining a perfectly representative solution of the analyzed sample. Furthermore, there is no need to clean the machine between samples.

Its working principle lies behind the use of bags made of strong polyethylene or other plastics, inside which the original sample and the diluent liquid are placed. The Masticator acts upon the plastic bag with the sample and the diluent. The sides of the bag are perfectly sealed, without soiling or contaminating any part of the sample.


Masticator for homogenization

The optimum homogenization device should be a combination of efficiency, the ease of handling, costs, and automation capabilities. The Masticator paddle blenders enable thorough homogenization of samples while isolating them from any possible contamination. Furthermore, these blenders disperse samples inside sterile bags with paddles that drive a squashing action while moving the sample from side to side.

The action of the blades compresses and allows the expansion at regular intervals of the sample and solvent for a predetermined time. The process can always be interrupted by the operator simply opening the door of the homogenization compartment.  All parts in contact with the bag are made of stainless steel and can be easily cleaned if required.

Overall, any food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and clinical laboratories that seek reliable and cross-contamination-free homogenization can find the solution with a laboratory blender of IUL’s technology. This technology guarantees a safe and efficient homogenization.

Main advantages of IUL’s laboratory blender

The most important advantages of Masticator are the following ones:


  • Cross-contamination-free: samples are completely protected from any contamination during the homogenization process thanks to the use of sterile disposable bags.
  • Endurance: the Masticator machine’s high-quality enduring motors has proven to withstand the most challenging blending procedures. Customers benefit from a 3-year warranty for any masticator blender.
  • Ease of use: no maintenance is required, and it can be easily cleaning when fully removing their front door.

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IUL’s laboratory blender allows to have a profound homogenization and representative samples in a short interval of time and with minimal noise.