Water required for CO2 incubators is prone to microbial contamination due to ideal environmental conditions. WaterShield™ protects the water in the reservoir from microbial growth.
WaterShield™ can also be used in regular water/heating baths and is compatible with common work surfaces (e.g. tin plated iron, chrome, nickel steel, high grade steel and copper).
No cell toxicity
The water additive contains quaternary ammonium compounds and surfactants as disinfecting and cleaning ingredients, but no aldehydes, phenols, alcohols or azides. These reagents are not vaporizing and are therefore safe to the cells. All ingredients are safe to humans and do not cause any irritating effects to the skin when used in the recommended concentration. No odor annoyance is noticeable.
Broad inactivation range
WaterShield™ is active against most bacteria, mycoplasma, protozoon, algae, fungi and yeast.
Easy to use
Simply add one bottle (5 ml) of WaterShield™ directly to one liter of deionized water. The easy applicable 200x aqueous solution is provided in aliquots of 5 ml ready-to-go for 1 liter of water.
The reagent is usually active for 4 weeks. A blue stain indicated the status of the additive. In case of increasing bioburden a renewal of the water and the additive is required
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