Cryostat vacuums

From:Linda Jenkins <>

Well...listening to this topic got me to thinking (always a dangerous
thing!).  I suspect the hepa vacuums are probably fairly expensive.  Why
couldn't one use  a wet-dry shop vac?  Simply vacuum up the trash and then
follow with a 10% Chlorox rinse. Since I just acquired a new Microm
cryostat and am looking for an easy way to handle this - I would really
appreciate your thoughts.  Since my hard tissue lab already looks like a
machine shop with its assortment of table saws, drill presses, grinders,
etc. - I thought a shop vac would add a certain appeal:-)
Linda Jenkins, HT
Clemson University
Department of Bioengineering

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