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UV Sterilisation Cabinets Provide Low Cost Nucleic Acid Free Environment for PCR

The range of uvCAB UV Sterilisation Cabinets available from CLEAVER SCIENTIFIC, bring the advantages of a safe, nucleic acid-free environment, similar to having a ‘mini´ cleanroom within your laboratory. These cabinets provide a compact, low-cost and easily accessible area for setting-up PCR, whilst minimising the potential for PCR reaction contamination.

The cabinets have powerful UV lights which serve to denature nucleic acids in 5 to 30 minutes making them unsuitable for amplification and contamination of PCR reactions. These lights are timer controlled and there are safety switches on the cabinet doors which automatically turn-off the UV lights when opened to prevent user exposure to UV light.
The cabinets also act as an efficient shield against beta radioactive emissions and can therefore be safely used with isotopes, such as 32P. The cabinets also include a white light which provides excellent visibility when working inside them.

uvCAB cabinets are available in two sizes. The Maxi version offers a large working space measuring 660 x 560 x 420mm (H x W x D) and offers a good sized cabinet for setting-up and also storage of PCR reactions along with the pipettes, racks and other equipment. For laboratories where space and budgets are particularly limited, the Mini Cabinet is ideal. It measures just 400 x 560 x 350mm (H x W x D) and contains two timer controlled UV bulbs.

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Posted on May 7, 2008