What Makes These Carboys Great?

What Makes These Carboys Great?

Carboys are the laboratory equivalent of a Gatorade cooler, although they usually contain liquids nobody would ever want poured over their head!

Laboratory carboys are used to mix, store and transport large volumes of commonly accessed buffers and reagents.

Rather than producing small batches at a time, the lab technician prepares a large volume which is drawn down as required.

Laboratories that prepare a single buffer or reagent can manage just fine using a round bodied carboy, but where multiple carboys are needed, this shape swallows up valuable benchtop space.

Foxx Life Sciences Carboys Have A Space Saving Shape

Carboys from Foxx Life Sciences have a slimmed down profile with squared edges that allow them to be stacked or lined up on the bench for maximum efficiency.

Square bodied carboys are easier to hold securely and less likely to slip when transporting.

Carboy Caps That Are Easy To Use

Carboys from Foxx Life Sciences are easy to open and close thanks to the cleverly designed VersaCap ® which is available in an 83mm or huge, 120mm size.

The VersaCap ® has four, easy to grip protrusions that can be operated even with wet hands.

The large opening with the 120mm cap makes cleaning the interior easy. No tools are needed to reach the bottom or corners.

Foxx Life Sciences carboys have molded graduation lines and are clearly identifiable with large, molded volume numbers.

Foxx Life Sciences carboys are available with or without spigots, depending on your preferred method of withdrawing solutions.

Foxx Life Sciences carboys range from 2.5L up to 75L to accommodate scaling up production.

Carboys That Can Be Sterilized By Autoclaving or Bleaching

Foxx Life Sciences carboys come in four different materials: Choose from PETG carboys, polycarbonate carboys, polypropylene carboys, or HDPE carboys.

All carboys are made from non-reactive materials, but each has a different grade of durability and levels of clarity.

Polypropylene is the most durable carboy option and capable of being autoclaved numerous times.

However, polypropylene is opaque, so when visualizing the contents and the ability to sterilize the carboy is needed, polycarbonate would be the better choice.

Polycarbonate carboys are translucent and, depending on the application, can be autoclaved a maximum of three times.

HDPE (high density polyethylene) carboys are not autoclavable and they are opaque like polypropylene, but they are the only carboy that can be bleached. This allows them to be sterilized chemically and they can withstand this procedure many times.

PETG (Polyethylene terephthalate glycol) carboys are another translucent option when clarity, chemical resistance and temperature stability are needed.

PETG carboys can be frozen to -40C or heated to 70C and they can be gamma sterilized, but they cannot be bleached or autoclaved.

Protect Light Sensitive Liquids With a Dark Carboy

Some buffers and reagents as well as liquid components used in manufacturing beverages are affected by light exposure.

To prevent these from breaking down they need to be stored in a carboy that blocks light penetration.

Foxx Life Sciences carboys are available in Amber HDPE and Dark Amber Polypropylene.

Sterile Carboys For Bioprocessing And Food Storage

Foxx Life Sciences carboys can be ordered pre-sterilized and shipped double-bagged to protect their integrity.

Sterile carboys are available in all four materials, are gamma sterilized and lot certified and traceable.

Whether your lab needs a small, convenient way to store liquids or is looking for sterile containers to grow a bioprocessing workflow, Stellar Scientific has a carboy option.