Robotic enclosures are complex structures housing airflow equipment, operational robots and incubators. Manual decontamination of the robotic equipment is challenged due to the complexity of the equipment which presents difficulties for operators to access all areas requiring cleaning.
The enclosures themselves are likely to have multiple openings in the structure to allow controlled airflow throughout the system and these need to be sealed to allow a safe and efficacious gassing cycle to take place.
Automated cell culture systems for multiple cell-lines and assay-ready plate production are used in busier laboratories to improve quality and productivity and to eliminate the manual process carried out in biological safety cabinets.
In common with biological safety cabinets these robotic enclosures, and the integrated incubators, should be decontaminated on a regular basis and should certainly be decontaminated before being worked on by service engineers.
Bioquell can offer a variety of solutions for decontamination of robotic enclosures including supply of equipment for customers to carry out their own decontaminations using pre-validated cycles and a service decontamination carried out by Bioquell trained technicians who will visit the customers site as required and use small portable generators from Bioquell’s service stock.
Can any robotic enclosure be decontaminated using HPV?
As long as the enclosure can be sealed from the room environment then HPV can be used for decontamination.
Who is responsible for sealing the enclosure?
If the customer purchases their own gas generator then they will be responsible for sealing the enclosure. If Bioquell’s service is used the the Bioquell Technicians will seal the enclosure.
The Bioquell L-2 is an exciting new upgrade to the extremely successful and widely used Bioquell Clarus L HPV generator which has been operating in the field for over 6 years.
Bioquell RBDS provides a safe, reliable bio-decontamination solution to help heathcare professionals tackle hospital aquired infections (HAI/HCAI) and stop outbreaks of drug resistant pathogens.