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Protecting Vacuum Systems from Contamination

Aspiration of media into a collection flask under vacuum is one of the most commonly performed laboratory procedures. It is important to protect the house vacuum from liquids and aerosols that might contaminate the system. Use a hydrophobic filter and in-line disinfectant flasks to protect your vacuum system from potential contamination. Effective decontamination and house […]

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7 Steps to Prevent Cross Contamination

1.  Don’t Leave the Lab Wearing Your Gloves!  Gloves are used to protect skin from chemicals and infectious materials.  Once used, gloves are considered contaminated.  Gloves must be removed upon exiting the lab to prevent cross contamination of commonly used surfaces.  As a general rule, never touch elevator buttons, door handles, etc. while wearing gloves. […]

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