Current equipment to isolate sensitive or hazardous samples for microscopy are expensive, occupy significant lab space and are time-consuming to prepare and use. This new system provides a disposable, flexible and easy alternative for samples which require containment.

This new sample containment system, developed by material scientists at the UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), overcomes the drawbacks of using a fume hood or glove box and offers a lost cost alternative to quickly allow samples to be prepared for analysis.

Benefits

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Reduces Risk to Analyst — suitable for contaminants, contagions, and hazardous samples to protect the technician.

.Sample Protection — creates an inert atmosphere to protect sensitive samples from the environment.
.Equipment Agnostic — can be used with any microscope or spectrometer and is not specific to any particular instrument or manufacturer.
.Flexible and Portable — samples can be prepared within the containment “bubble” in one location and be easily moved elsewhere for analysis / storage.
.Easy to Use — avoids the need to use complex and difficult to setup equipment. Samples can also be easily swapped or manipulated / repositioned if required.

 

Properties

Project number

MA006

Commercial rights

Sole Rights / Non-exclusive

Source

AWE

Regions

Worldwide

Restrictions

None

Available to license

Yes

Sectors

Medical Life Science

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