Aspiration of supernatants after centrifugation steps and removal of washing solutions from microtiter plates are examples of common laboratory applications.
Until now, liquid waste disposal has been mainly accomplished by self-made systems consisting of a trap flask, a rudimentary aspiration tool and an external vacuum source. However, there are major limitations in convenience, safety and efficiency with these systems. The different parts need to be assembled individually, the handling is cumbersome and the risk of contaminating the house vacuum system is considerable.
VACUSIP offers the convenient and affordable solution for benchtop liquid waste disposal. It is a compact and ready-to-use vacuum aspiration system with an integrated vacuum pump. VACUSIP is completely independent from external vacuum sources and with the long-life battery also fully mobile.
The Most Comfortable Bench Top Aspiration System
- The VACUSIP is an out of the box solution. No installation or additional equipment is required for immediate use. Operating the VACUSIP is straight forward.
- The integrated pump runs silently and stops automatically when the vacuum is established. This prevents unnecessary pump operation and further reduces noise.
- Changing a filled collection bottle of VACUSIP is clean and convenient. Simply unscrew the green lid and attach an empty glass bottle or a plastic bottle for direct disposal.
Portable and Space Saving
- VACUSIP is small, compact and fits on every bench.
- Due to its independence from an external vacuum source or power supply, it can be relocated wherever needed.
- When working in a safety cabinet, only a minimum of tubing and cable is desirable. Due to the rechargeable battery in VACUSIP, a power supply cable is not needed.
Safety in Mind
- A hydrophobic filter protects the unit from damage and contamination by aerosols and liquids.
- For easy decontamination, all parts that come in contact with liquids can be autoclaved.
Wide Range of Applications
VACUSIP is an ideal solution for the aspiration of small volumes of liquids up to 10 ml. Whenever supernatant or excess liquids need to be disposed, the VACUSIP makes short work of the process.
- Small volumes of liquid out of microcentrifuge tubes or microtiter plates.¨
- Supernatants after centrifugation steps (e.g. RNA/DNA extraction).
- Washing solutions in Western blots and ELISA.
- Remaining quantities of reagents.
- Buffers of Western blot strips.
- Excess liquid from object slides and Petri dishes.
- Bacterial solutions.
- Cell staining solutions.