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  • Tag Archive for "DG250 Workstation" -
    acrylic surfaces of the workstation Use only water and a mild detergent solution i e Labdet 100 2 solution as a cleaning agent What if the spillage leaks underneath the floor of the workstation If spillage is not contained on the working surface then access underneath this area will be required in all Whitley Workstations except the DG250 Some workstations require the removal of retaining bolts before the floor can be lifted up or pivoted for cleaning underneath If liquid has been spilled upon the Anotox and catalyst sachets they should be removed dried and or replaced How can I deal with scratches on the acrylic plastic surface of my workstation Scratches may be removed by gently polishing the surface with DURAGLIT WADDING followed by wiping with a soft clean cloth Deep scratches may require the use of Wet and Dry abrasive paper used wet followed by polishing with DURAGLIT seek advice from Don Whitley Scientific Limited or our authorised agents overseas How can I clean the sleeves on my workstation The white sleeves used on all Whitley Workstations may require cleaning after periods of extended use There are a number of options for cleaning and some recommendations listed below Wipe with a mild detergent Wash or dry clean with a detergent up to 75ºC For disinfection use Sodium Hypochlorite at no more than 1000ppm active Chlorine or any of the disinfectants listed above Do not use Biological or Phenolic based cleaners Wash and dry completely before storage Some surface wrinkling may occur If you have any remaining concerns about disinfectants for use in Whitley Workstations please get in touch with our sales team Tel 01274 595728 Or Email sales dwscientific co uk Tweet DYK8 Single Plate Entry Systems Posted on March 14th 2014 by Deborah Robinson Categories Australia Germany Hypoxystations News No Comments Tags anaerobic chamber Anaerobic Workstation DG250 Workstation H35 Hypoxystation hypoxia workstation hypoxic workstation Single plate entry system Whitley A55 Workstation Whitley A95 Workstation workstation letterbox This is the 8th in our Did you know series of articles introducing things you may not know about the Whitley range of products and services read on and you may find out something about your workstation that could make your working life easier Single plate entry systems aka Letterboxes are a useful option available on all Whitley Workstations but why would you need one Read more Tweet Orders from 8 Different Countries in 1 Week Posted on June 25th 2013 by Deborah Robinson Categories Australia Germany News No Comments Tags A35 workstation A95 Anaerobic Cabinet anaerobic chamber Anaerobic Workstation DG250 Workstation Don Whitley Scientific H35 Hypoxystation Whitley A35 Whitley A95 Workstation Although we have been selling our products worldwide for some years now we had something of a record breaking week last week Don Whitley Scientific received orders from eight different countries in the working week of Monday 17th to Friday 21st June This is the largest number of different countries that we ve had place orders in a single

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  • Tag Archive for "Don Whitley" -
    concluded that the presence of any uncovered containers of Virkon in anaerobic and variable atmosphere workstations leads to the degradation of stainless steel brass and some other metal components The effect is more considerable when oxygen is present in the selected gas mixture These conclusions are supported by technical information available on the Virkon manufacturer s website and independent observations by an Institute of Materials metallurgist If Virkon is the preferred sanitising solution these adverse effects can be minimised by ensuring that Virkon within any workstation is always kept in a covered vessel when not in use OK so what s the best way to clean the acrylic parts of a Whitley Workstation The transparent and or white acrylic on the inside and outside of the Whitley Workstation System may be swabbed with a 2 solution of Labdet 100 DWS stock code D00003 in warm water and dried afterwards with a soft clean cloth In the case of culture spillages then any of the disinfectants listed above solution should be applied to the spillage and left for 30 minutes It should then be mopped Never use any solvent on the acrylic surfaces of the workstation Use only water and a mild detergent solution i e Labdet 100 2 solution as a cleaning agent What if the spillage leaks underneath the floor of the workstation If spillage is not contained on the working surface then access underneath this area will be required in all Whitley Workstations except the DG250 Some workstations require the removal of retaining bolts before the floor can be lifted up or pivoted for cleaning underneath If liquid has been spilled upon the Anotox and catalyst sachets they should be removed dried and or replaced How can I deal with scratches on the acrylic plastic surface of my workstation Scratches may be removed by gently polishing the surface with DURAGLIT WADDING followed by wiping with a soft clean cloth Deep scratches may require the use of Wet and Dry abrasive paper used wet followed by polishing with DURAGLIT seek advice from Don Whitley Scientific Limited or our authorised agents overseas How can I clean the sleeves on my workstation The white sleeves used on all Whitley Workstations may require cleaning after periods of extended use There are a number of options for cleaning and some recommendations listed below Wipe with a mild detergent Wash or dry clean with a detergent up to 75ºC For disinfection use Sodium Hypochlorite at no more than 1000ppm active Chlorine or any of the disinfectants listed above Do not use Biological or Phenolic based cleaners Wash and dry completely before storage Some surface wrinkling may occur If you have any remaining concerns about disinfectants for use in Whitley Workstations please get in touch with our sales team Tel 01274 595728 Or Email sales dwscientific co uk Tweet Practical Guide to Clinical Anaerobic Bacteriology Posted on October 23rd 2014 by Deborah Robinson Categories Australia Germany News Press Releases No Comments Tags Anaerobic Bacteriology Anaerobic

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  • Tag Archive for "DWS Service" -
    Categories Australia Germany News Press Releases No Comments Tags DWS Service WASP When you purchase a WASP Whitley Automated Spiral Plater you have the option to join our Quality Counts scheme Free of charge for the first 12 months this programme provides valuable assurance that your WASP is functioning correctly and that samples are being analysed accurately Subscribers to the scheme will receive a sample on a monthly basis Each customer simply spiral plates the sample and then sends the result back to our laboratory Don Whitley Scientific will then collate the results and advise as to whether or not you are within specification Should your results fall outside acceptable limits we will offer advice training or service facilities as appropriate If you choose to continue your subscription after the first year discounts are available for organisations wishing to cover more than one WASP with the scheme Please contact us for more information Please note This scheme is only available to customers in the UK and Eire Tweet Did you know How best to clean your workstation Posted on October 29th 2014 by Deborah Robinson Categories Australia Germany Hypoxystations News Press Releases Useful Links No Comments Tags A35 workstation A45 Workstation A55 Workstation A95 Anaerobic Cabinet Anaerobic Bacteriology anaerobic chamber Anaerobic Microbiology Anaerobic Workstation Anotox catalyst Clinical Microbiology Guide DG250 Workstation Don Whitley Don Whitley Scientific DWS Service H35 Hypoxystation H45 Hypoxystation HEPA Workstation hypoxia workstation hypoxic workstation laboratory automation Whitley A35 Whitley A55 Workstation Whitley A95 Workstation This is the 10th in our Did you know series of articles introducing things you may not know about the Whitley range of products and services read on and you may find out something about your workstation that could make your working life easier We regularly receive enquiries from customers with regard to which disinfectants can be safely used inside Whitley Workstations Although it is not practicable to evaluate every available product we have tested the materials compatibility of several sporicidal disinfectants and can now provide comprehensive advice on this topic How often should I clean my workstation DWS recommend that as part of the daily checks users ensure that the workstation is free from spillage and cleaning carried out as necessary Prior to having your workstation serviced however it may be necessary for it to be decontaminated Which disinfectants have DWS tested Spor Klenz peracetic acid approx 0 1 hydrogen peroxide approx 1 0 ready to use product tested without further dilution Chemgene HLD4H quaternary ammonium compounds approx 1 chlorhexidine digluconate approx 1 ready to use product tested without further dilution Safe Hospital hypochlorous acid ready to use product tested without further dilution Tristel Fuse chlorine dioxide approx 1 prepared from concentrated components according to manufacturer s instructions For more information on these tests please see the appendices of your Whitley Workstation user manual Which of the above products are OK for use in a Whitley Workstation Our tests demonstrated that each of these formulations is satisfactory for use in Whitley

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  • Tag Archive for "H35 HEPA" -
    s most influential research institutes with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years ICR staff with their i2 and H35 HEPA Workstations Cancer cells display unique alterations in their signalling and metabolic circuitry in order to fuel their growth and proliferation and or adapt to conditions of oxygen and nutrient deprivation The Signalling and Cancer Metabolism Team led by Dr George Poulogiannis uses high throughput technologies including mass spectrometry based metabolomics and utilizes the Seahorse XF Analyzer to measure the basal oxygen consumption and glycolysis rates in order to reveal the metabolic dependencies of breast cancer driven alterations We are using a Whitley i2 Instrument Workstation to study the signalling and metabolic pathways that may preserve breast cancer cell viability under hypoxia In addition to this we have a general interest in identifying what signalling and metabolic pathways are associated with the acquisition of microsatellite MSI and chromosomal instability CIN under oxygen deprivation conditions Finally we are studying the role of hypoxia in cell invasion and metastasis oncogene induced senescence and resistance to current treatment options George Poulogiannis Team Leader Division of Cancer Biology Institute of Cancer Research London Tweet New Hypoxystation Videos Posted on February 27th 2015 by Deborah Robinson Categories Germany Hypoxystations News Press Releases No Comments Tags H35 HEPA H35 Hypoxystation i2 Workstation Seahorse Hypoxic Workstation Seahorse Workstation Whitley i2 Instrument Workstation Hot on the heels of the Oscars we go behind the scenes in science Earlier this week we filmed the latest in our series of short videos about the research that is being conducted in our Hypoxic workstations We went to visit Dr Ayse Latif from the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences University of Manchester and Dr Michael Cross from the Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology University of Liverpool Both Dr Latif and Dr Cross use Whitley H35 HEPA Hypoxystations in their work and Dr Latif also uses a Whitley i2 Instrument Workstation housing a Seahorse XFe96 Analyzer These videos will be uploaded to our website shortly Dr Cross spoke about his study of endothelial cells the long term incubation of multicellular cardiac spheroids and ischaemia in the human heart Dr Latif discussed her work in exploiting tumour cell metabolism in order to improve treatment for gynaecological cancer patients Click here to have a look at our earlier video with Dr Violaine See Tweet HEPA Filtered Hypoxystation for New Year Launch Posted on December 18th 2013 by Deborah Robinson Categories Australia Germany Hypoxystations News No Comments Tags H35 HEPA H35 Hypoxystation HEPA Filtration HEPA Workstation hypoxia workstation hypoxic workstation Stem Cell Workstation If you need to work in a HEPA filtered workstation environment with precise control of oxygen carbon dioxide temperature and humidity for example in stem cell research this Hypoxystation is for you A new Hypoxystation complete with a HEPA filtration system is due to launch in the New Year Early test results have indicated that the Whitley H35 HEPA Hypoxystation will achieve Class 2 conditions as per

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  • Tag Archive for "H45 Hypoxystation" -
    for more information This video demonstrates the effectiveness of our system Tweet Did you know How best to clean your workstation Posted on October 29th 2014 by Deborah Robinson Categories Australia Germany Hypoxystations News Press Releases Useful Links No Comments Tags A35 workstation A45 Workstation A55 Workstation A95 Anaerobic Cabinet Anaerobic Bacteriology anaerobic chamber Anaerobic Microbiology Anaerobic Workstation Anotox catalyst Clinical Microbiology Guide DG250 Workstation Don Whitley Don Whitley Scientific DWS Service H35 Hypoxystation H45 Hypoxystation HEPA Workstation hypoxia workstation hypoxic workstation laboratory automation Whitley A35 Whitley A55 Workstation Whitley A95 Workstation This is the 10th in our Did you know series of articles introducing things you may not know about the Whitley range of products and services read on and you may find out something about your workstation that could make your working life easier We regularly receive enquiries from customers with regard to which disinfectants can be safely used inside Whitley Workstations Although it is not practicable to evaluate every available product we have tested the materials compatibility of several sporicidal disinfectants and can now provide comprehensive advice on this topic How often should I clean my workstation DWS recommend that as part of the daily checks users ensure that the workstation is free from spillage and cleaning carried out as necessary Prior to having your workstation serviced however it may be necessary for it to be decontaminated Which disinfectants have DWS tested Spor Klenz peracetic acid approx 0 1 hydrogen peroxide approx 1 0 ready to use product tested without further dilution Chemgene HLD4H quaternary ammonium compounds approx 1 chlorhexidine digluconate approx 1 ready to use product tested without further dilution Safe Hospital hypochlorous acid ready to use product tested without further dilution Tristel Fuse chlorine dioxide approx 1 prepared from concentrated components according to manufacturer s instructions For more information on these tests please see the appendices of your Whitley Workstation user manual Which of the above products are OK for use in a Whitley Workstation Our tests demonstrated that each of these formulations is satisfactory for use in Whitley Workstations and will not cause any damage when used in accordance with the manufacturer s recommendations What if I want to use a cleaning agent not on the above list Other disinfectants containing the active ingredients listed above at similar concentrations to those shown can also be safely used inside Whitley Workstations If you wish to use a disinfectant containing active ingredients not listed here please contact us for advice before proceeding Why should I contact DWS for advice will any damage not be covered under my warranty Unfortunately we cannot cover under the equipment s warranty any damage caused to a Whitley Workstation as a result of exposure to products that have not been approved by us Can I use Virkon as my preferred sanitising solution After a thorough study lasting 20 weeks we concluded that the presence of any uncovered containers of Virkon in anaerobic and variable atmosphere workstations leads to the degradation of stainless steel brass and some other metal components The effect is more considerable when oxygen is present in the selected gas mixture These conclusions are supported by technical information available on the Virkon manufacturer s website and independent observations by an Institute of Materials metallurgist If Virkon is the preferred sanitising solution these adverse effects can be minimised by ensuring that Virkon within any workstation is always kept in a covered vessel when not in use OK so what s the best way to clean the acrylic parts of a Whitley Workstation The transparent and or white acrylic on the inside and outside of the Whitley Workstation System may be swabbed with a 2 solution of Labdet 100 DWS stock code D00003 in warm water and dried afterwards with a soft clean cloth In the case of culture spillages then any of the disinfectants listed above solution should be applied to the spillage and left for 30 minutes It should then be mopped Never use any solvent on the acrylic surfaces of the workstation Use only water and a mild detergent solution i e Labdet 100 2 solution as a cleaning agent What if the spillage leaks underneath the floor of the workstation If spillage is not contained on the working surface then access underneath this area will be required in all Whitley Workstations except the DG250 Some workstations require the removal of retaining bolts before the floor can be lifted up or pivoted for cleaning underneath If liquid has been spilled upon the Anotox and catalyst sachets they should be removed dried and or replaced How can I deal with scratches on the acrylic plastic surface of my workstation Scratches may be removed by gently polishing the surface with DURAGLIT WADDING followed by wiping with a soft clean cloth Deep scratches may require the use of Wet and Dry abrasive paper used wet followed by polishing with DURAGLIT seek advice from Don Whitley Scientific Limited or our authorised agents overseas How can I clean the sleeves on my workstation The white sleeves used on all Whitley Workstations may require cleaning after periods of extended use There are a number of options for cleaning and some recommendations listed below Wipe with a mild detergent Wash or dry clean with a detergent up to 75ºC For disinfection use Sodium Hypochlorite at no more than 1000ppm active Chlorine or any of the disinfectants listed above Do not use Biological or Phenolic based cleaners Wash and dry completely before storage Some surface wrinkling may occur If you have any remaining concerns about disinfectants for use in Whitley Workstations please get in touch with our sales team Tel 01274 595728 Or Email sales dwscientific co uk Tweet Did you know Pipettes fit into a 12 litre airlock Posted on July 28th 2014 by Deborah Robinson Categories Australia Germany Hypoxystations News No Comments Tags H35 Hypoxystation H45 Hypoxystation hypoxia workstation hypoxic workstation This is the ninth in our Did you know series of articles introducing

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  • Tag Archive for "HEPA Filtration" -
    HEPA Workstation Laboratory tests were conducted on an H35 Hypoxystation to deliberately challenge the exhaust filters with high concentrations of aerosolized bacterial cells and quantify their discharge through the exhaust valve filters The results of this experiment demonstrated that the system achieved a substantial reduction in bacterial loading better than 99 999 within the discharged gas A paper detailing the full methodology and results of this study can be found here Tweet Did You Know about HEPA Filtration Posted on December 12th 2014 by Deborah Robinson Categories Australia Germany Hypoxystations News No Comments Tags A35 workstation Anaerobic Workstation Don Whitley Scientific H35 Hypoxystation H45 Hypoxystation HEPA Filtration HEPA Workstation hypoxic workstation HEPA or High Efficiency Particulate Air is a filtration system which ensures the utmost product protection for your samples Unlike competitor systems that draw atmosphere out of the workstation before filtering and reintroducing it Don Whitley Scientific has created a unique design which is housed completely inside the workstation Housing the HEPA system inside the chamber prevents the build up of moisture which renders HEPA filters ineffective and cleans the internal atmosphere quickly Using innovative circulation technology all the atmosphere in the chamber passes through the filter 900 times every hour This quickly creates and maintains an environment exceeding the level of atmospheric cleanliness stipulated by ISO 14644 referenced in the Cell Tissue Culture Directive as the recommended standard for the handling of mammalian cells We achieve levels of atmospheric cleanliness exceeding the requirements of Class 3 of this standard which to the best of our knowledge is better than any other manufacturer There are currently three Whitley Workstations available with HEPA filtration A35 HEPA Anaerobic Workstation H35 HEPA Hypoxystation H45 HEPA Hypoxystation Proof of the atmospheric cleanliness achieved during the rigorous tests conducted on every HEPA workstation before dispatch is available on request Please contact us for more information This video demonstrates the effectiveness of our system Tweet NEW Whitley i2 Instrument Workstation Posted on November 18th 2014 by Deborah Robinson Categories Australia Germany Hypoxystations News Press Releases No Comments Tags H35 Hypoxystation HEPA Filtration hypoxia workstation hypoxic workstation i2 Workstation Instrument Workstation Seahorse Glove Box Seahorse Hypoxic Workstation Seahorse Workstation Whitley i2 The Whitley i2 Instrument Workstation has been developed in response to a rising number of enquiries from scientists who desire to use Seahorse Extracellular Flux XF Analyzers in hypoxic conditions and were dissatisfied with the solutions available Rather than adapting an existing chamber for this purpose Don Whitley Scientific developed a new workstation specifically to suit the precise requirements of Seahorse Bioscience Extensive research and careful consideration has gone into the development of the i2 which has resulted in a modular system that includes a number of novel and unique features This workstation can be used as a stand alone unit or connected to a Whitley Hypoxystation via the new Whitley Transfer Tunnel enabling preparation of cell lines under hypoxic conditions and their transfer directly into the i2 without exposure to air Another unique feature

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  • Tag Archive for "HEPA Hypoxystation" -
    of Medical and Human Sciences University of Manchester discusses her current research of exploiting tumour cell energy metabolism in order to improve gynaecological cancer treatments Dr Latif uses both a H35 HEPA Hypoxystation and an i2 Instrument Workstation Whilst cells are initially incubated in the H35 they are then moved into the i2 via the Whitley Transfer Tunnel without exposure to ambient conditions where they can be studied with a Seahorse XF Analyzer The i2 was designed to meet the exact requirements of Seahorse Bioscience meaning that the combination of this workstation and a Seahorse XF Analyzer permits simultaneous real time analysis of mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis in mammalian cells under precisely controlled conditions Tweet H35 HEPA Testimonial Video Posted on March 23rd 2015 by Deborah Robinson Categories Hypoxystations News Press Releases No Comments Tags H35 Hypoxystation HEPA Hypoxystation HEPA Workstation Testimonials In this video Dr Michael Cross from the MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science University of Liverpool discusses his current research involving the incubation of cardiac spheroids Dr Cross uses a Whitley H35 HEPA Hypoxystation and explains the benefit of the HEPA filtration system in providing a sterile environment for the prolonged culture of cells in physiologically relevant conditions For more information about Don Whitley Scientific s unique HEPA filter click here Tweet Fast Growing Hypoxia Technology Company Strengthens Resources Posted on September 29th 2014 by Deborah Robinson Categories Australia Germany Hypoxystations News Press Releases No Comments Tags Burga Kalz Fuller Don Whitley Scientific H35 Hypoxystation HEPA Hypoxystation HEPA Workstation hypoxia workstation hypoxic workstation HypOxygen Don Whitley Scientific announce a key new appointment at their US distributor HypOxygen Frederick MD USA Burga Kalz Fuller PhD has joined the firm to further enhance their penetration of the Hypoxystation hypoxic workstation and related products into the growing field of mammalian cell based hypoxia research Burga comes with a wealth of experience within the life sciences industry having spent the last ten years working with technology suppliers both in Europe and the United States where she was instrumental in the technical supervision of product and equipment development and marketing strategies Burga joins HypOxygen as Product Manager to continue HypOxygen s recent success in providing state of the art hypoxic workstations that lead the way in advancing scientific research and innovation Burga comments I am excited to start a new challenge with HypOxygen and look forward to working with the team The range of Whitley HEPA Hypoxystations will play a critical role in furthering advances in the fields of cancer and regenerative medicine research due to the wealth of special features for ultra clean precisely controlled physiological atmosphere that make it truly special I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on providing industry leading technologies to the growing fields of tissue culture research and hypoxia Jason Cadle National Sales Manager at HypOxygen said Burga s wealth of molecular cell biology experience and industry knowledge has already made her a key addition to the HypOxygen family We

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    We achieve levels of atmospheric cleanliness exceeding the requirements of Class 3 of this standard which to the best of our knowledge is better than any other manufacturer There are currently three Whitley Workstations available with HEPA filtration A35 HEPA Anaerobic Workstation H35 HEPA Hypoxystation H45 HEPA Hypoxystation Proof of the atmospheric cleanliness achieved during the rigorous tests conducted on every HEPA workstation before dispatch is available on request Please contact us for more information This video demonstrates the effectiveness of our system Tweet Did you know How best to clean your workstation Posted on October 29th 2014 by Deborah Robinson Categories Australia Germany Hypoxystations News Press Releases Useful Links No Comments Tags A35 workstation A45 Workstation A55 Workstation A95 Anaerobic Cabinet Anaerobic Bacteriology anaerobic chamber Anaerobic Microbiology Anaerobic Workstation Anotox catalyst Clinical Microbiology Guide DG250 Workstation Don Whitley Don Whitley Scientific DWS Service H35 Hypoxystation H45 Hypoxystation HEPA Workstation hypoxia workstation hypoxic workstation laboratory automation Whitley A35 Whitley A55 Workstation Whitley A95 Workstation This is the 10th in our Did you know series of articles introducing things you may not know about the Whitley range of products and services read on and you may find out something about your workstation that could make your working life easier We regularly receive enquiries from customers with regard to which disinfectants can be safely used inside Whitley Workstations Although it is not practicable to evaluate every available product we have tested the materials compatibility of several sporicidal disinfectants and can now provide comprehensive advice on this topic How often should I clean my workstation DWS recommend that as part of the daily checks users ensure that the workstation is free from spillage and cleaning carried out as necessary Prior to having your workstation serviced however it may be necessary for it to be decontaminated Which disinfectants have DWS tested Spor Klenz peracetic acid approx 0 1 hydrogen peroxide approx 1 0 ready to use product tested without further dilution Chemgene HLD4H quaternary ammonium compounds approx 1 chlorhexidine digluconate approx 1 ready to use product tested without further dilution Safe Hospital hypochlorous acid ready to use product tested without further dilution Tristel Fuse chlorine dioxide approx 1 prepared from concentrated components according to manufacturer s instructions For more information on these tests please see the appendices of your Whitley Workstation user manual Which of the above products are OK for use in a Whitley Workstation Our tests demonstrated that each of these formulations is satisfactory for use in Whitley Workstations and will not cause any damage when used in accordance with the manufacturer s recommendations What if I want to use a cleaning agent not on the above list Other disinfectants containing the active ingredients listed above at similar concentrations to those shown can also be safely used inside Whitley Workstations If you wish to use a disinfectant containing active ingredients not listed here please contact us for advice before proceeding Why should I contact DWS for advice will any damage not be covered under my warranty Unfortunately we cannot cover under the equipment s warranty any damage caused to a Whitley Workstation as a result of exposure to products that have not been approved by us Can I use Virkon as my preferred sanitising solution After a thorough study lasting 20 weeks we concluded that the presence of any uncovered containers of Virkon in anaerobic and variable atmosphere workstations leads to the degradation of stainless steel brass and some other metal components The effect is more considerable when oxygen is present in the selected gas mixture These conclusions are supported by technical information available on the Virkon manufacturer s website and independent observations by an Institute of Materials metallurgist If Virkon is the preferred sanitising solution these adverse effects can be minimised by ensuring that Virkon within any workstation is always kept in a covered vessel when not in use OK so what s the best way to clean the acrylic parts of a Whitley Workstation The transparent and or white acrylic on the inside and outside of the Whitley Workstation System may be swabbed with a 2 solution of Labdet 100 DWS stock code D00003 in warm water and dried afterwards with a soft clean cloth In the case of culture spillages then any of the disinfectants listed above solution should be applied to the spillage and left for 30 minutes It should then be mopped Never use any solvent on the acrylic surfaces of the workstation Use only water and a mild detergent solution i e Labdet 100 2 solution as a cleaning agent What if the spillage leaks underneath the floor of the workstation If spillage is not contained on the working surface then access underneath this area will be required in all Whitley Workstations except the DG250 Some workstations require the removal of retaining bolts before the floor can be lifted up or pivoted for cleaning underneath If liquid has been spilled upon the Anotox and catalyst sachets they should be removed dried and or replaced How can I deal with scratches on the acrylic plastic surface of my workstation Scratches may be removed by gently polishing the surface with DURAGLIT WADDING followed by wiping with a soft clean cloth Deep scratches may require the use of Wet and Dry abrasive paper used wet followed by polishing with DURAGLIT seek advice from Don Whitley Scientific Limited or our authorised agents overseas How can I clean the sleeves on my workstation The white sleeves used on all Whitley Workstations may require cleaning after periods of extended use There are a number of options for cleaning and some recommendations listed below Wipe with a mild detergent Wash or dry clean with a detergent up to 75ºC For disinfection use Sodium Hypochlorite at no more than 1000ppm active Chlorine or any of the disinfectants listed above Do not use Biological or Phenolic based cleaners Wash and dry completely before storage Some surface wrinkling may occur If you have any remaining concerns

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