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Glove box vs. Flow hood vs. Pressure box
    #3824512 - 02/23/05 10:47 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I'm looking to create a sterile environment for agar, spore prints, syringes .. etc.

The glove box looks to be about the cheapest and easiest to build but I don't see how it creates a sterile environment. You would have to open it up to put items in and then all the dirty air would be trapped inside. Would spraying lysol or oust work? I was figuring you could spray lysol or oust and let it sit for 10 minutes then start working. Would the fumes from the lysol or oust still kill spores or fungus?

If that doesn't work I was looking at a flow hood or pressure box. It seems that a pressure box would afford an environment more suitable to sterility than a flow hood.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: Glove box vs. Flow hood vs. Pressure box [Re: cb9fl]
    #3824559 - 02/23/05 10:55 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

The idea of the basic glove box (basic=sans HEPA + fan) isn't to create a sterile environment, it simply gives you a draft free area to work in, preventing the bad guys from landing on your work surface via air current, breathing, etc.

You could put a can of Lysol in the work area with all your stuff, and spray everything down, then do your work from there--that would help alot. Waiting a few minutes for the lysol to work and letting everything settle down never hurts.

For me, the simple glove box always worked great. I've also done transfers/syringes/inoculations in clear trash bags, large ziplock bags...the idea is to prevent contams from landing on your work area.

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Re: Glove box vs. Flow hood vs. Pressure box [Re: Holydiver]
    #3824775 - 02/23/05 11:30 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

A simple glove box will give you damn close to 95-100% results as long as your sterile culture technique is not flawed :wink: GL

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Re: Glove box vs. Flow hood vs. Pressure box [Re: cb9fl]
    #3825101 - 02/24/05 12:25 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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