Hidden on the foreshores of Chowder Bay, Mosman, the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) has recently completed a 12-month upgrade at the cost of over $20 million, thanks to federal and state government funding. Once crammed into one small space, the facility now boasts seven laboratories, upgraded aquaria facilities, offices, conference rooms and more.
With the growing need for microbiological clean environments, room disinfection is becoming ever more critical.
On 30 April 2012, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service opened the Melbourne Processing Centre - the largest blood processing facility in the Southern Hemisphere. Redesigned from a one-time car factory, the centre now processes all of Victoria’s and Tasmania’s blood; about 1500 blood donations, or 30% of the nation’s blood supply, per day.
As an addition to its comprehensive range of racks, SSI has recently introduced a freezer box with lid. With no inner dividers to dictate tube size, this box can fit larger samples and wide-based tubes or sample containers.
Bio-processing is presenting new challenges as the size and scale of operations increase. Maintaining clean facilities can be problematic as traditional methods of sterilisation become difficult to deploy in a controlled and regulatory compliant way.This article looks at the role and requirements of a modern bio-decontamination solution. It explores the key areas that need to be considered when seeking a solution and provides an illustration of the application of hydrogen peroxide vapour bio-decontamination technology within the biological production industry.
Glove boxes from High Vacuum Technologies are made from aluminium and stainless steel. They are suitable for use by industry and research institutions for the processing of oxygen and water reactive materials, as well as research into light alloys and lithium battery technology.
MBraun glove box workstations are ready-to-operate turnkey inert gas systems specially engineered for research applications. The company offers both standard and custom glove box systems. This product range includes four glove box product lines.
The Thermo Scientific Universal Latch Rack can be used with 2 and 5 mL Thermo Scientific Nunc Cryobank tubes as well as most Thermo Scientific Nunc and Nalgene cryogenic tubes. The rack enables ergonomic tube storage and incorporates a flexible lid, which can pivot or be lifted off, making it suitable for handheld pipetting as well as automated dispensing via robotic picking and placing.
Laboratory Systems Group manufactures Class 3 isolators and glove boxes for a range of laboratory and pharmaceutical applications.The Class 3 isolators are designed for use within PC3 and 4 (QC3-4) laboratories and comply with the Australian Standard requirements AS 2243.3 Safety in Laboratories - Microbiology Containment.
The Rittal Extend Modular Safe provides protection against physical threats to IT applications, with direct free cooling. It allows medium-sized users to accommodate their information technology securely and within a small space, as well as save energy.
TTP Labtech’s arktic -80°C automated store has been launched to meet the growing demand for the flexible storage and management of biological samples. It is claimed to be safe and secure, providing high-capacity storage per m3.
Laboratory drainage systems can be constructed of polypropylene, which has chemical and physical properties that make it suitable for handling corrosive chemical waste solutions present in laboratory and industrial DWV applications. It is suitable for use in chemical and industrial plants as well as in hospital and university laboratories where mixtures of acids, bases and solvents are drained.
LaboGene’s Scanlaf Mars and Mars Pro Class 2 microbiological safety cabinets are claimed to offer new levels of comfort while ensuring operator, product and environment protection.
The LaboGene SCANLAF Mars and Mars Pro Class 2 Microbiological Safety Cabinets are available.
The Air Science ductless metal-free hybrid Class 2 laminar flow cabinet can be used in laboratories where both process and operator protection is required in a metal-free or corrosive environment.