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Purifier Filtered PCR enclosures provide Class 5 air to analyze DNA and other samples

Odette NolanBy Odette Nolan, Product Manager
On Monday, August 26, 2013
In Product Announcements

Purifier Filtered PCR Enclosures provide a controlled environment to perform polymerase chain reaction tests. The enclosures minimize the risk of cross contamination by producing an ISO Class 5 work area and utilizing a UV light to denature contaminating DNA or RNA.
 
Amplifying DNA
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) amplification exponentially multiplies the quantity of DNA. Even tiny quantities of degraded DNA samples can be amplified with PCR and then analyzed resulting in invaluable evidence. A contaminant-free environment is critical for PCR testing to ensure the purity of the DNA sample.                           
                                                                                           
Protecting your samples
ISO Class 5 air is constantly projected vertically down over the work area in a laminar flow pattern, minimizing the risk of cross contamination. During operation, the ISO Class 5 air is created when room air is drawn through a pre-filter and a 99.99% efficient HEPA filter. This positive pressured HEPA-filtered air prevents contaminants from entering the work area and provides a particulate-free environment.
                                                                                                              
UV decontamination
A UV light provides secondary decontamination between PCR tests by irradiating the work area and any equipment that is left in the enclosure. A digital timer provides UV light exposure continuously or in user-selected increments of 5, 10, 15, 30, 60, 120, or 240 minutes.
 
A protective UV panel covers the sash opening while the UV light is on to contain UV rays and prevent contaminants from entering the work area, keeping the enclosure ready for the next experiment or procedure. The Purifier Filtered PCR Enclosures are available in 2, 3 and 4-foot widths. An airflow monitor is optional.
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