Life Science laboratories are daily confronted with biological liquid waste generation. Common applications include the removal of media from cell cultures, of supernatants after centrifugation and of wash solutions from immuno-assay well-plates. Vacuum systems are then widely used for liquid aspiration, collection and subsequent disposal.
A simple routine task like the aspiration of liquids requires user-friendly equipment that is easy to install and convenient to operate. Protecting the vacuum source from contamination by liquids and aerosols with an overflow trap and a filter is not only good laboratory practice, but also imperative as a personal protection measure when working with biological or hazardous liquids.