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Glassware Service Laboratory

The Glassware Service Laboratories in Phase II and the Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases (CMMID) provide a constant supply of washed and sterilized glassware, plastics, and media that is essential for research activities.

Instrumentation

  • Steris Century and Amsco Sterilizers for steam sterilization
  • Precision Convection Ovens for dry heat sterilization
  • Steris Reliance Laboratory Glassware Washers
  • Bellco Pipette Plugger for plugging clean glass serological pipettes
  • Vaponics House Still (VSS-20Ti) w/300 gallon tank and purification loop (CMMID) to produce distilled/deionized water free of organics and bacteria
  • Millipore Milli-Q Integral 15 Water Purification System (Phase II) with Q-pod and E-pod to produce and deliver both Type 2 Pure and Type 1 Ultrapure water free of organics and bacteria

Services

Glassware
  • Washing and sterilization of plastics, glassware, instruments, etc.
  • Sterilization of liquids and culture media
  • Production and provision of distilled/deionized water
  • Weekly laundry service and provision of lab coats to research lab personnel
  • Autoclave and safety training
  • Biological waste decontamination and disposal

Using the Glassware Service Laboratory

The glassware lab facilities are open from 7:30 am 4:30 pm (CMMID) and 8 am 5 pm (Phase II). No appointments are necessary and there is no charge for service. For those interested in learning more about our services, please contact the Laboratory & Safety Coordinator, Jen Averill, at 540-231-8389 or cvmsafety@vt.edu.

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