Paper published involving use of Whitley Anaerobic Workstation

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A paper has been published describing the effects of oxygen limitation on food-borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. The study was conducted by Carol Philips’ group at The University of Northampton and involved the use of a Whitley Anaerobic Workstation as well as a Whitley Automated Spiral Plater. The workstation was used to incubate the samples which were then plated onto BHI (Brain Heart Infusion) agar using the spiral plater.

 

This is just one of the areas of microbiology where Don Whitley Scientific equipment can be beneficial. Due to the level of atmospheric control on offer, Whitley Workstations are used across the broad spectrum of microbiology and can also be used in other scientific disciplines.

 

The Whitley Workstation range includes various sizes of workstations, accommodating 250 to 1200 petri dishes. Other products on offer from Don Whitley Scientific can be used in conjunction with our workstations, for example in this study a Whitley Automated Spiral Plater was also used.

 

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Whitley A35 Workstation as a crucial update for the University of Sheffield

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Rob Fagan’s lab recently welcomed a new addition in the form of a Whitley A35 Anaerobic Workstation. Located at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Rob Fagan’s group study the interaction between Clostridium difficile and its host. Until recently, the group were monitoring their samples within a Whitley MG500 Workstation. They will continue to use this older unit but have now acquired the much more sophisticated A35 Workstation to use alongside it. The amount of atmospheric control that the A35 offers is greatly beneficial to work of this type, and real time feedback on the conditions within the cabinet makes monitoring results far more accurate. The rapid airlock system also makes the removal and addition of samples an efficient process, all whilst maintaining stable atmospheric conditions.

 

“Our work focusses on the secretion, assembly, structure and function of Clostridium difficile surface structures – in particular the S-layer. The A35 is an addition to our existing anaerobic work space. We started the lab 3 years ago with a recommissioned MG500. The A35 is a much more advanced piece of kit, allowing much greater control and monitoring of our anaerobic growth conditions. For some of our work this capability is absolutely crucial.” Dr Robert Fagan, the University of Sheffield

 

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Hypoxische Mikroumgebungen – Cell Press Nukleus

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Don Whitley Scientific und HypOxygen, der amerikanische Distributor von Don Whitley, haben sich mit Cell Press zusammengeschlossen, um ein forschungsbasiertes Nukleus mit Fokus auf Zellen in Umgebung mit geringem Sauerstoff zu fördern. Das Cell Press Webinar für „Hypoxische Mikroumgebungen“ war eine großartige Möglichkeit, um die Vorträge von Randall Johnson vom Karolinska Institut über die hypoxischen Reaktionen im Zusammenhang mit Metastasen sowie von Hannele Ruohola-Baker von der Universität Washington über die Rolle von hypoxischen Faktoren in der Reprogrammierung von somatischen Zellen zu hören.

 

Wir glauben, unser Engagement, das zuverlässigste, präziseste und robusteste Instrument für physiologische Zellkulturen anzubieten, hilft unseren Anwendern ihre Forschungen durchzuführen, und wir sind froh ein kleiner Teil davon zu sein. Whitley Hypoxystationen schaffen eine in vivo Umgebung für die Zellkultivierung und Manipulation über die Dauer der Inkubation einschließlich funktionale Studien über geringen Sauerstoff.

 

Wenn Sie das Webinar noch einmal aufrufen möchten, können Sie über diesen Link darauf zugreifen. Das Cell Press Nukleus, das ausgewählte Dokumente zu den Themen Krebs, Entzündungen, Stammzellen und Nervenentwicklung einschließt, bietet wertvolle Erkenntnisse der Hypoxie und stellt zudem Verbindungen zu Funktion und Krankheit her.

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