Thermo Scientific's Anaerogen System Aids Pioneering Research at the Eastman Dental Institute
The ability to generate an oxygen-free atmosphere for the growth of anaerobic bacteria is an essential aspect of work currently being undertaken at University College London's Eastman Dental Institute, where researchers are investigating genetic mechanisms involved in the transfer of antimicrobial resistance between species. Thermo Scientific's Atmosphere Generation System, AnaeroGen, is regularly used to assist in the culture of resistant anaerobes which have been isolated from the mouth, and whose resistance genes have been shown to be capable of transfer to other oral micro-organisms.
AnaeroGen is a quick and convenient system which generates an anaerobic atmosphere without the need for evacuation/replacement or the production of hydrogen, and is activated on contact with air. The AnaeroGen product is simply removed from its protective foil packet and placed into an anaerobic jar immediately prior to sealing, producing a final atmosphere of less than 1% oxygen, supplemented with carbon dioxide. No catalyst is needed and no water is required.
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Posted on January 27, 2005