Washing/Decontamination equipment for research facilities
Contamination Prevention Systems from Getinge
Extensive knowledge of processes and applications, built up over the last 60 years, have made Getinge the world leader in the field of washing and decontamination, as well as sterilization. This knowledge is made available to our customers in the form of features built into a comprehensive range of washers and sterilizers.
We also share our application expertise with process engineers, microbiologists, quality control personnel and equipment operators to enable them to optimize the use of Getinge systems for maximum production efficiency. Based on this experience and on-going development, Getinge supplies complete decontamination equipment and handling of every size.
For the Research Laboratory
Biomedical research and/or teaching facilities include various types of laboratories: microbiology, toxicology, pathology, etc. While the laboratories have different functions, they have a common purpose and requirements; experimentation requiring clean utensils, glassware and, usually, culture media. They also generate bio-hazardous waste which must be decontaminated before handling for disposal.
Reusable items, most commonly glassware, must be cleaned, and in some applications, sterilized, after use to prevent cross contamination. Locally prepared culture media must also be sterilized before use. Getinge offers a complete range of laboratory glassware washers (Lancer brand) for all these applications.
For the Vivarium
To maintain the health and comfort of the animals and to prevent cross-contamination, cages must be regularly and frequently cleaned and disinfected. Waste bedding must be safely disposed of and replaced with clean material, and the cages must be thoroughly cleaned. The type of washer to be used depends on the type, size and quantity of cages and the required reprocessing frequency. Getinge offer models to accommodate any demand, from relatively small cabinet washers through to high capacity tunnel washers. When processing cages and bedding there are two additional considerations: ergonomics and allergies. Handling cages is a repetitive process which can be harmful to the animal technicians. Furthermore, some bedding materials may cause allergenic reaction. For these reasons it may be worthwhile to consider the use of robotics for high capacity processing.