Equipments

Autester ST DRY-PV-B18

The Autester ST DRY-PV-B18 is an 18 l horizontal bench-top class B autoclave that allows sterilization of different types of material:

  • Solid load resistant to temperature: instrumental, metallic
  • Solid load sensitive to temperature: plastics
  • Solid packed load
  • Porous load: textiles
  • Wrapped porous load

This autoclave is not suitable for sterilizing liquids.

To ensure proper sterilization, Autester ST DRY PV autoclaves achieve a complete air removal and a better steam penetration thanks to an efficient system of fractionated vacuum.

General features

  • Sterilization chamber and cover in stainless steel
  • External epoxy coated case
  • External steam generator to the sterilization chamber
  • Operations digital control
  • Specific programs for testing and autoclave diagnosis
  • Large backlight LCD display
  • Air inlet filter to the camera
  • Water tank
  • RS-232 output for PC or printer connection

Centrifuge SIGMA 2-16PK

The SIGMA 2-16PK is a universal refrigerated microprocessor-controlled table top centrifuge. The following rotors are available in the Biolab: 12148 (for microcentrifuge tubes) and 12072 (for 15 ml tubes).

General features

The microprocessor-controlled electronic system ensures a wide range of adaptations of the centrifuge for various tasks. The following parameters can be set:

  • Speed in steps of 1 or 100 rpm
  • Relative centrifugal force RCF in steps of 1 or 10g
  • Time between 10sec and 11h 59min max.
  • Continuous run
  • Short run
  • Rotor preselection
  • Temperature range from – 10°C to + 40°C in steps of 1°C
  • Acceleration and deceleration curves

Rotor 12148

Angle rotor for 24 x 1.5 - 2.2 ml microcentrifuge tubes, with hermetic aluminium lid, max. radius 8.2 cm, min. radius 5 cm, angle 45°, max. speed (min-1) 15300, max. gravitational field (xg) 21460.

Rotor 12072

Angle rotor for 20 x 15 ml round or conical tubes, max. ∅ 17 x 120 mm, culture tubes 15 ml, falcon tubes 15 ml, max. radius 13.9 cm, min. radius 8 cm, angle 33°, max. speed (min-1) 4000, max. gravitational field (x g) 2486.

Technical data

CO2 incubator Function line BB16

The CO2 incubator Function line BB16 is used for the cultivation of cell and tissue cultures and simulates the physiological environment of these cultures. The unit provides an environment with controlled temperature, CO2 and elevated humidity.

General features

The test chamber atmosphere can be regulated with respect to its temperature and CO2 concentration. The evaporation of water from the water reservoir creates a high and constant relative humidity.

  • The inner casing and fittings are made of copper.
  • Heating: The temperature of the work chamber can be regulated within a range starting at +6°C above room temperature up to 50°C.
  • Gas supply: The CO2 saturation of the atmosphere in the work chamber can be regulated within the range of 0 % to 20 %.
  • A stainless steel fan wheel circulates and mixes the test chamber atmosphere.
  • Humidification: The atmosphere in the work chamber is humidified through the evaporation of water held in a basin at the bottom of the inner casing. A relative humidity of up to 95 % can be reached, depending on the temperature existing in the work chamber.

CO2 incubator HERAcell

The HERAcell CO2 incubator is used for the cultivation of cell and tissue cultures and simulates the physiological environment of these cultures. The unit provides an environment with controlled temperature, CO2, elevated humidity and automatic decontamination mode.

General features

The test chamber atmosphere can be regulated with respect to its temperature and CO2 concentration. The evaporation of water from the water reservoir creates a high and constant relative humidity.

  • Heating: An air jacket heating systems allows the test chamber temperature to be adjusted from +3°C to 55°C.
  • Gas supply: The CO2 content of the test chamber atmosphere can be adjusted within a range from 0 - 20 %.
  • A stainless steel fan wheel circulates and mixes the test chamber atmosphere.
  • Sensor block contains sensors for temperature, gas flow regulation, and temperature monitoring. These sensors monitor the conditions in the test chamber and pass this information to the control system.
  • Humidification of the test chamber atmosphere is accomplished by the evaporation of water from the open water reservoir included in the test chamber floor. At 37°C, the test chamber reaches a relative humidity of approx. 95 %, and minimal humidity recovery times are achieved.
  • ContraCon Decontamination Routine: decontamination of the entire test chamber with all interior fittings and sensors. During the decontamination routine, the unit is disinfected for 9 hours with moist heat at 90 °C. The entire decontamination routine takes approximately 25 hours to complete.

Direct Write Laser Lithography

In maskless lithography, the radiation that is used to expose a photosensitive emulsion (or photoresist) is not projected from, or transmitted through, a photomask. Instead, most commonly, the radiation is focused to a narrow beam. The beam is then used to directly write the image into the photoresist, one or more pixels at a time.

E-beam Evaporation

E-Beam evaporation is a physical vapor deposition (PVD) technique whereby an intense electron beam is generated from a filament and steered via electric and magnetic fields to strike the source material (e.g. pellets of Au) and vaporize it within a vacuum environment.