cryostat vacuum

From:Vinnie Della Speranza <>

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who routinely uses a vacuum to clean debris from their cryostat.
I am not familiar with devices that may be available for this purpose and would entertain recommendations if you have a product that you like.

I am interested in learning how you avoid making potentially infectious particles, like TB or viruses, airborne. does the vacuum have a HEPA filter on it?

also, I imagine that the vacuum becomes contaminated and requires decontamination with a suitable disinfecting solution.

thank you for your feedback.

Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue
Suite 309
Charleston, SC  29425
ph:  (843) 792-6353
fax: (843) 792-8974

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