Vacusafe provides safe vacuum aspiration of liquids

In Biosafety Level 1, 2 and 3 Laboratories

The Vacusafe laboratory aspiration system from Integra Biosciences

The Vacusafe laboratory aspiration system from Integra provides simple, reliable and safe aspiration of hazardous waste liquids in microbiological and biomedical laboratories.

The Vacusafe enables Biosafety level 1, 2 and 3 labs to comply with stringent user safety guidelines for handling contaminated solutions while maximising productivity and minimising noise and operational inconveniences.

A dedicated stand-alone product for the convenient and safe disposal of almost any biological liquid waste, the Vacusafe incorporates a number of safety features including a dependable liquid level sensor to prevent overfilling of the shatterproof waste bottle, an easy-to-replace hydrophobic filter that blocks potentially dangerous aerosols from entering the laboratory workspace and fully autoclavable components to protect users from biohazards.

For total containment of hazardous liquids, the compact Vacusafe includes an integrated pump with vacuum control thereby eliminating the risk of contaminating house vacuum pipelines and reducing the environmental impact of volatile elements. The air outlet can be connected to silicon tubing to direct exhaust air into a safety hood or through an additional HEPA filter to produce a totally closed system.

Self-closing quick connectors prevent the escape of drops or aerosols when disconnected from the waste bottle and tubing. A sturdy handle makes the carrying and emptying of the Vacusafe waste bottle a simple process.

Operating the Vacusafe is straightforward – simply switch on, set the desired vacuum and start working. The integrated pump is switched off automatically when the vacuum is established in the bottle and is switched on again when the vacuum is used – this way unnecessary noise is avoided and the pump’s lifetime increased. With a wide range of Vacuboy adapters included removal of liquids is possible from virtually any container or microplate.

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