New 2-Airlock Workstation – European Launch

Biotechnica 2013

Are you attending Biotechnica in Hannover this year?

Would you like to see the latest in workstation technology?


Whitley A55 Workstation

Come along to the European launch of the Whitley A55 Anaerobic Workstation at Biotechnica, 8th – 10th October 2013.

Also on show will be the Rapid Automated Bacterial Impedance Technique (RABIT), Whitley Jar Gassing System, Whitley Automated Spiral Plater (WASP), the new TEB500 bioreactor and a range of water activity meters.

We would be delighted if you would call at stand number C75/1 in Hall 9 to meet us and our German subsidiary company, Meintrup-DWS Laborgeräte. If you would like an appointment at the show with our Export Manager, please email us on

We look forward to seeing you there.

Workstation with two airlocks launched

Whitley A55 Workstation

Don Whitley Scientific Limited (DWS) has launched a new 4-port anaerobic workstation that has two airlocks, one at either end of the chamber. Unveiled at the Biomedical Science Congress in Birmingham in September, this workstation has been designed for busy laboratories where two people may need to use the workstation simultaneously. The positioning of the two airlocks at either end of the chamber allows samples to be introduced at one end and removed at the other, significantly improving laboratory workflow.

The A55 incorporates all the latest Whitley Workstation features such as a colour touchscreen interface, sleeveless instant access ports, automatic commissioning and a range of options and accessories to tailor the workstation to the customer’s requirements. A removable front is fitted as standard on the right hand side of the cabinet to facilitate the introduction of bulk samples and equipment that may need to be used inside the chamber. The A55 can accommodate up to 1,400 x 90mm Petri dishes.

Evan Kitsell, Design Director, commented: “Our research into customer requirements confirmed that there was an need for a larger workstation with an airlock at either end. We discovered that the increased throughput in some laboratories has led to a need for improved workflow, larger cabinets and a the ability for additional staff to work simultaneously in the chamber.”

Options for the A55 include a fully integrated Anaerobic Conditions Monitor, internal power sockets, single plate entry system and a fully comprehensive maintenance contract.