Our Cytogenetic Slide Drying System adapts nicely to laboratory surroundings as it operates very quietly and rejects a minimal amount of heat to the surrounding area. The chamber interior workspace has been maximized while still maintaining overall exterior dimensions to accommodate movement into and through the laboratory. The chamber is self supported by a base that provides a comfortable work station, ergonomically designed to invite technologists to prepare slides in the sitting position. Casters are incorporated for mobility, allowing the chamber to be easily moved about the laboratory.
The CDS-5 reaches the desired slide drying condition in a minimal amount of time. Temperature, humidity, and airflow systems are designed to optimize control and consistency. A relatively wide range of temperature and humidity conditions (20°C to 40°C and 25% RH to 75% RH) lend to the chamber’s versatility. Baffling is provided in the top and bottom of the chamber to limit the effect of airflow over the slides and to provide uniform gradient specifications throughout the workspace. Annoying fixative fumes are readily eliminated from the workspace via an exhaust port.
Useful accessories may also be purchased to enhance productivity. Half-depth shelving allows trays of prepared slides to be set out of the way. A flask holder can be supplied to secure an aspiration flask to the outside of the chamber and free-up additional workspace area. Several other optional accessories can be added to the chamber such as: vacuum pump / Erlenmeyer flask suction apparatus, refrigeration gages, circular chart recorder, and computer interface.