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Leica Cryostats: Reduced Infection Risk

Chemical disinfectants are not only toxic for the user but are also awkward to use and dispose of. Leica Microsystems has therefore developed cryostats with UVC disinfection to enhance safety and efficiency when cutting cryosections. The method is simple to use and requires no warming of the cryochamber.

To prove the efficiency of UVC radiation, Dr. Ingo Maier, ecoscope, Laboratory for Microbiology and Ecotoxicology (Amtzell, Germany) carried out test series with Leica cryostats.

The results confirm the germicidal effect of UVC disinfection:

  • Disinfection after 30 to 40 minutes
  • UVC-resistant viruses inactivated