The autoclave as essential equipment in a laboratory that studies host-pathogen interactions

15 December 2022 → 14 December 2024
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Bacteriology
    • Infectious diseases
    • Microbiome
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary microbiology
    • Veterinary public health and food safety
sterilisation autoclave pathogen
Project description

The application concerns the replacement of an autoclave with steam generator, which is used several times a day, especially for sterilizing material contaminated with bacteria and fungi. This may concern laboratory animal cages, agar plates, liquid media, animal products and other contaminated material. The current old device is defective and cannot be repaired. Without this autoclave, which is part of the basic equipment of a bacteriological laboratory, the operation of an L2 laboratory is impossible. This therefore fits in with the safe removal of biological waste from an L2 laboratory that works with micro-organisms of risk class 2.