Cryostat Vacuums

From:Gayle Callis

Histonet archives has this on file somewhere, vacuum systems with HEPA
filters, IMEB if I remember correctly (Fred Royer??) should be looking in
about this.  

I don't think I would want to vacuum biohazardous section debris into a
conventional vacuum.  

At 10:31 AM 8/28/01 -0400, you wrote:
>On Mon, 27 Aug 2001, Elizabeth Paunovich wrote:
>> Does anyone know of a product such as a vacuum to clean out debris
>> from inside a cryostat?
>Possibly there's some company that supplies a vacuum
>cleaner custom-made for the job, for $1000.
>You can buy a semi-industrial vacuum cleaner from
>a hardware store for less than $100. The thinnest
>nozzle may be a bit too wide and inflexible to reach
>under the microtome in your cryostat, but it will
>probably suck out all the bits that are less than 
>a foot away.  We had a little hand-held vac for
>bench-tops; it was useless (and also too wide to
>go into any sort of narrow gap) and we threw it out
>about 10 years ago.  
>John A. Kiernan
>Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
>The University of Western Ontario
>London,  Canada   N6A 5C1
Gayle Callis
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