Avanti® Polar Lipids: Equipment for Efficient Lipid Extrusion

The Avanti® Mini Extruder allows researchers and scientists to prepare large, unilamellar vesicles by extrusion in an efficient manner.

Avanti® Polar Lipids Mini Extruder for large, unilamellar vesicles, is made of stainless steel and PTFE.

Reduce Downtime

  • Prepare large, unilamellar vesicles by extrusion in an easy, rapid, and efficient manner.
  • Quickly clean all wetted parts, reducing downtime between production of vesicles from different lipid species.
  • Generate uniform populations of unilamellar liposomes without the use of solvents or detergents.
  • Vesicle size can be readily controlled by polycarbonate membrane selection.


The Avanti® Mini-Extruder is constructed of stainless steel and PTFE; the design is guaranteed to give years of trouble-free service and is available for a fraction of the price of a larger extruder.

  • Much lower price than a large extruder
  • All Avanti® parts and replacement parts are available from one source

Also included:

  • Mini extruder
  • Heating block
  • 2 O-rings
  • 2 Gas-tight syringes
  • 100 polycarbonate membranes
  • 100 filter supports

Temperature Control

Placing the stabilizer block (extruder assembly) on a hot plate achieves rapid temperature control for lipids that have transition temperatures above room temperature.