Don Whitley Scientific has launched the Whitley A20, its smallest anaerobic workstation, which can hold up to 400 plates for emergency anaerobic incubation.
The chamber provides conditions suitable for the processing, incubation and examination of samples without exposure to atmospheric oxygen, whilst being gas efficient. It can accommodate 240 x 90mm Petri dishes whilst retaining a generous working area.
Managing Director, Paul Walton, said: “The A20 is the perfect first step-up from using anaerobic jars to using a workstation. It has the same precise control of parameters as our larger workstations, ensuring the very best anaerobic conditions are maintained. Users can check their plates as often as they like and perform tasks inside the workstation without risk to samples.”
The workstation is equipped with two oval, multi-functional glove ports that act as mini airlocks – each capable of transferring 10 x 90mm Petri dishes as a user inserts their arms. A side-loading letterbox entry system is also available, providing a straightforward way to quickly introduce individual samples into the workstation. A touch screen provides the user with an intuitive interface for easy control and operation of the workstation.
The A20 replaces the Whitley DG250. Features include a full-colour touchscreen, remote access, data download (for traceability) and the option of Anaerobic and Catalyst Conditions Monitoring.