NanoString nCounter FLEX System
DNA Size Selection System - BLUEPIPPIN
Automatic Liquid Handling System - TECAN
DNA Shearing System - COVARIS
ELISA Products - TECAN
Automatic Electrophoresis System - AGILENT
Microarray Solutions - AGILENT
Single Molecule Counting System - NANOSTRING
Media Preparation Products - INTEGRA
Nucleic acid electrophoresis and blotting - BIO-RAD
Transfection system - BIO-RAD
Real-time PCR System - BIO-RAD
PCR Machines - BIO-RAD
Digital PCR system - BIO-RAD
Gel Imaging Systems - BIO-RAD
Protein electrophoresis and blotting - BIO-RAD
Flow cytometry - BIO-RAD
Chromatography Systems - BIO-RAD
Cell Counting - BIO-RAD
Micropipettes - INTEGRA
Pipette Controller - INTEGRA
Aspiration Systems - INTEGRA
Micropipette Tips - INTEGRA
Other Consumables - INTEGRA
Automated DNA extraction and PCR system - BIO-RAD
Food Safety Testing - BIO-RAD
Safe disposal of biological liquids
Vacuum systems are widely used in biological laboratories for the aspiration, collection and subsequent disposal of biological liquid waste. Typically, “do-it-yourself” systems, consisting of a vacuum flask connected via a tubing to a water-jet pump, are found in laboratories. However, these self-made systems have some significant drawbacks. Emptying the flask is tedious and messy, connected Pasteur pipettes can get broken and injure the operator and most critical, the vacuum source often gets contaminated by liquids or aerosols.
As a much safer and user-friendly alternative, INTEGRA developed the VACUSAFE Aspiration System. VACUSAFE is a compact, all-in-one laboratory vacuum pump, providing a safe and efficient way to collect and contain biological liquid waste. For maximum safety, VACUSAFE is equipped with vacuum source protection, a shatterproof bottle and a secure stand that holds the bottle in place.
How it works
VACUSAFE combines vacuum pump, collection bottle, overflow protection and filter in an all-in-one liquid aspiration system. Such a closed aspiration system offers the most effective method for containment of biohazardous liquids by maximal personal protection.
SAFETY FIRST - PROTECT YOURSELF AND THE LAB
The VACUSAFE product range offers different levels of safety depending on the requirements of specific applications.
For total containment of hazardous liquids, VACUSAFE provides following safety features:
Integrated pump with vacuum control
Self-closing connectors to avoid escape of drops or aerosols
Level sensor detecting when the bottle is full
VACUSAFE enables Biosafety level 1, 2 and 3 labs to comply with the stringent user safety guidelines for handling contaminated solutions while maximising productivity and minimising noise and operational inconveniences.
USER-FRIENDLY - FOR PRODUCTIVE ASPIRATION TASKS
A simple routine task like the aspiration of liquids requires user-friendly equipment that is easy to install and convenient to operate. Several aspects make VACUSAFE a convenient tool for productive aspiration:
All-in-one system includes all necessary components
Straightforward operation – simply switch on, set the desired vacuum and start working
Integrated pump / valve is switched off automatically when the vacuum is established in the bottle
Noise of the integrated pump is well below 65 dB(A)
Quick tubing connectors speed up bottle removal
VERSATILE TOOLS FOR ALL LIQUID ASPIRATION TASKS
An important component contributing to the versatility of the VACUSAFE system is the vacuum aspiration tool VACUBOY because it can be fitted with different adapters for removal of liquids from virtually every laboratory vessel.
The application range is further expanded by the possibility to adjust the vacuum level depending on the needs: from gentle removal of supernatants from a centrifuge tube or 96-well plate to fast emptying of a large culture flask.
VACUSIP provides an out-of-the-box solution for a wide array of liquid waste disposal tasks. It features a reliable and silent pump, enabling it to operate independently from an external vacuum source. The rechargeable battery version provides even more flexibility. A unique hand operator allows for a fine regulation of the liquid flow and can be connected to various adapters.
PORTABLE AND COMPACT
VACUSIP is small, compact and fits on every bench.
Due to its independence from an external vacuum source or power supply, it can be relocated wherever needed.
When working in a safety cabinet, only a minimum of tubing and cable is desirable. Due to the rechargeable battery in VACUSIP, a power supply cable is not needed.
VACUSIP is an out-of-the-box solution. No installation or additional equipment is required.
The integrated pump runs silently and stops automatically when the vacuum is established.
Changing a filled collection bottle of VACUSIP is clean and convenient. Simply unscrew the lid and attach an empty glass bottle or a plastic bottle for direct disposal.
To keep the workspace clean and organized, the hand operator can be placed in the integrated holder.
The silicone hand operator allows regulation of the liquid flow by applying varying finger pressure.
Different adapters are available to match a multitude of laboratory containers.
SAFETY IN MIND
A hydrophobic filter protects the unit from damage and contamination by aerosols and liquids.
For easy decontamination, all parts that come in contact with liquids can be autoclaved.