The Bonsai Universal Still Air Box (SAB) Kit provides you with everything you need to create a professional-grade glove box using any clear plastic tote, without spending a fortune. This kit is ideal for hobbyists looking to create a sterile work environment. Bonsai has designed a complete package that includes two straightforward instruction methods, one with a drill and one without, to guide you through the process.
With this kit, you can transform any plastic storage tote into the perfect glove box with ease. The kit features custom 3D printed flanges, a pair of extra-long 30" heavy-duty nitrile gloves, and three sets of 36" long disposable gloves that have been UV sterilized. Additionally, the kit comes with a 4" hole saw drill attachment and all the necessary hardware. Bonsai provides step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial to help you with the assembly.
Materials Needed: Clear Plastic Storage Container of your choice, screwdriver, drill (optional)
**Please Note the Plastic Tote Pictured is NOT included**
A Still Air Box is a device commonly used in microbiology laboratories to create a sterile environment for handling small samples, such as Petri dishes or pipettes. It consists of a transparent enclosure with a hinged lid that can be opened and closed to access the interior.
The Still Air Box works by creating a still, or stagnant, atmosphere inside the box, which prevents airborne contaminants from entering and contaminating the samples. Typically, the box is lined with a sterile surface, such as aluminum foil or autoclaved paper towels, and any equipment or materials used inside the box must be sterilized beforehand.
The Still Air Box is often used as a cheaper and simpler alternative to a laminar flow hood, which is a more advanced device that uses a fan to blow sterile air over the samples. However, the Still Air Box may not provide the same level of protection against airborne contaminants, so it is important to use it in conjunction with other good laboratory practices to ensure the samples remain sterile.
The DIY Kit includes the following components:
Custom Molded Flanges (2)
Universal 4" Hole Saw Drill Attachment
Hose Clamps (2)
24" Heavy Duty Nitrile Gloves
32" Disposable polyethylene gloves (3 pairs UV-Sterilized)
Tube of Silicone Sealant
Step-by-Step Instructions with Video Link
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