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Wheaton™ Tapered Tissue Grinders

Improved design with longer tapered surface on both the mortar and pestle

Manufacturer: wheaton™  358115

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Catalog No. 02-912-612

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Description & Specifications


Autoclavable Yes
Diameter (English) Outside 0.7 in.
Capacity (English) 0.5 oz.
Capacity (Metric) 15mL
Diameter (Metric) Outside 18mm
Clearance (English) 0.004 to 0.006 in.
Clearance (Metric) 0.10 to 0.15mm
For Use With (Application) Ideal for homogenization of heart, muscle, lung, skin and plant tissue
Length (English) Tube 4.48 in.
Length (English) 8.7 in.
Length (Metric) 221mm
Length (Metric) Tube 114mm
Material Borosilicate Glass
Capacity 0.5 oz., 15mL

The conical surface allows initial size reduction followed by passage through the cylindrical section for the final homogenization step. Grinding efficiency is improved, and less time is required as compared to the Tenbroeck and Potter-Elvehjem designs. When the pestle is “bottomed” within the mortar, the clearance is a uniform .004 in. to .006 in. (0.1 to 0.15mm).

  • Homogenizes connective tissue including heart, muscle, skin and lung as well as plant tissue
  • Made from low-extractable borosilicate glass that conforms to ASTM Type I, Class A and USP Type I requirements
  • Interchangeable components take the hassle out of matching parts
  • Autoclavable