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Anoxomat Anaerobic System Offers Clinical Laboratories "Green" Advantages Over Gas-Bag Methods That Generate Hazardous Waste.

NORWOOD, Mass. -- Advanced Instruments announced that its Anoxomat(TM) Anaerobic System for the laboratory cultivation of bacteria provides important "green" advantages over gas-bag methods that generate large quantities of hazardous waste.

"The Anoxomat system is an ideal solution for clinical laboratories desiring 'green' alternatives that eliminate hazardous waste generation, handling, and cost," said Anthony Pappas, North American Sales Manager, Advanced Instruments.

In less than 3 minutes, the Anoxomat creates anaerobic and microaerophilic environments in reusable jars with no hazardous gases or materials. By contrast, gas bags require that each consumable plastic bag be disposed of after a single use, and then processed as hazardous waste at considerable trouble and expense.

"We estimate that a lab employing gas bags can generate up to several hundred pounds of hazardous waste per year as it grows bacterial cultures," said Pappas. "With the Anoxomat, there is no hazardous material produced and the jars can be reused for years and then recycled."

In addition, there are significant savings in reduced gas costs. "The Anoxomat was an easier operation ... on gases alone. In the first year of operation, it probably saved us around $8,000 over gas bags," said Frank Hollis of Hackensack Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.

The Anoxomat system is highly efficient and cost-effective at cultivating pathogens and attaining growth performance that equals or exceeds that of gas bags. In addition, a built-in quality assurance system tests for leaks before incubation. The system checks whether the catalyst is capable of achieving the desired conditions and warns if there is a threat of failure.

To learn more about Anoxomat's green advantages, visit the Advanced Instruments Web site at www.aicompanies.com or call +1 800.225.1620 or +1 781.320.9000.

About Advanced Instruments, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Advanced Instruments, Inc. (www.aicompanies.com) is the world's largest supplier of freezing-point cryoscopes and osmometers used in dairy, clinical, and pharmaceutical laboratories. The company is also a leading supplier of analytical instruments for the food and industrial microbiology markets. Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, U.S.A., the company also produces Fiske([R]) Associates brand diagnostic instruments and operates Spiral Biotech, Inc., D & F Control Systems, Inc., Mart([R]) Microbiology, and Delta Instruments as wholly owned subsidiaries. A worldwide network of direct sales people and independent distributors supports Advanced Instruments' products.

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