ANA Futura dishwashing unit

In ANA Futura we have our own in-house system for washing and sterilisation which will provide a basic service that is available to all researchers in ANA Futura.

The unit operates Monday-Friday between 07.00-15:30.

List of approved autoclavable buffers & substrates

List of approved autoclavable buffers & substrates
Buffer/Substrate Abbreviation
Deionised water – type I MiliQ / ddH2O
Phosphate buffered saline PBS
Tris-buffered saline TBS
Agarose
Glycerol
LB med/broth LB
Tween T

The services are paid for by all four departments, but will be free of direct charge (i.e. researchers/groups will not be invoiced individually when utilising the services).

The unit will primarily offer the following services:

  • Regular collection, inactivation, washing of unclean goods (infectious & non-infectious, only applicable to BSL1/BSL2) , and redistribution to glassware storage rooms.
  • Sterilisation (autoclaving) of consumables (e.g. pipette tips, tubes).
  • Sterilisation of solutions (e.g. PBS, agar). (A list of commonly occurring autoclavable substrates will be posted at every glassware storage room).
  • Maintaining a stock of sterilised deionised water (clean water, type I).
     

We currently cannot provide a definitive lead time as we have not yet started operating at full capacity, but with standard workload the current estimate is around three days.


Please note that the following services are NOT provided:

  • Preparation of buffers such as PBS. These will still have to be either prepared by the researchers, or purchased from the hospital.
  • Inactivation of infectious waste (e.g. cell culture media).

How the dishwashing service works

The system is designed to utilise the recycling stations and clean glassware storage rooms as pickup/delivery points for unclean and clean goods, respectively. 

Pickup and delivery stations

7th floor

(for full image see document "Map of pickup and delivery stations of dishes in ANA Futura")

Map of pickup and deliver of dishes in ANA Futura
Map of pickup and deliver of dishes in ANA Futura Photo: N/A

8th floor

(for full image see document "Map of pickup and delivery stations of dishes in ANA Futura")

Map of pickup and delivery of dishes in ANA Futura
Map of pickup and delivery of dishes in ANA Futura Photo: N/A

Contact

Åsa Hedberg

Technical assistant
H5 Department of Laboratory Medicine

Nikolce Tudzarovski

Research coordinator
Oral Diagnostics and Surgery Unit
Department of Dental Medicine