Research Instruments are proud to unveil their new VOC meter
Managing Director, Research Instruments Limited31 May 2006
Research Instruments are proud to unveil their new VOC meter for IVF Labs that can quickly and accurately assess laboratory VOC?s at very low levels.
The RI VOC Meter is the smallest handheld monitor on the market. It is extremely sensitive and capable of detecting over 250 VOC?s at contamination levels at 0.1ppm level.
It can be surprising where VOCs are found. In field tests we have found VOCs present in laboratories, incubators, incubator gas tubing, and lab cabinets. We have also found VOCs present in laboratories where VOC removing filtration was in use.
The RI VOC Meter is 200 times more sensitive than Heated Metal Oxide (HMOS) monitors that have been used until now and for the first time VOCs can be detected and eliminated before they become toxic to embryos. (0.1ppm is below an established threshold of embryo toxicity.)
Simply start the device and use to sniff out areas of high VOC. An audible alarm will sound in areas where VOCs are higher than recommended. For added protection, the unit can be wall mounted and VOC levels logged continuously.
Software is also available for trend analysis.
Bill Brown, Managing director of Research Instruments said, ?The VOC Monitor complements our range of products for environmental monitoring within IVF labs. For the first time there is a VOC product available that measures VOC?s at levels that affect embryos. We will also be launching at ESHRE a particle counter, a hygiene monitor and pH meter that can measure the pH of media INSIDE the incubator.?
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