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Glove Boxes

Definition : Air-tight enclosures (boxes) designed to provide a confined atmosphere in which procedures may be performed in isolation from the general laboratory environment; all operations inside the box are performed through relatively impermeable gloves attached to ports in the box walls. These boxes may include a transfer chamber for introduction and/or extraction of materials, adjustable pressure capabilities (either positive or negative), and cock valves for purging. They are made of impermeable materials such as fiberglass, stainless steel, aluminum, or a combination of materials; some boxes are mobile or portable. The boxes may also include capabilities for low- and/or high-temperature processing. Basic glove boxes offer only limited protection to the samples, the operator, and the environment. Containment boxes are operated under negative pressure to protect the operator and/or the environment from material processed inside the box and isolation boxes are operated under positive pressure to protect the product inside the box from the operator and/or the environment. Combined containment/isolation boxes are also available. Some glove boxes may offer protection similar to biological safety cabinets.

Entry Terms : "Boxes"

UMDC code : 16286

   

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Rite-Dent Mfg Corp

Dr. Oscar Lopez president and founder of Rite-Dent Manufacturing Corporation, is a highly regarded dentist. He graduated from the University of Havana in 1961. He moved to New Jersey in 1962 and went on to obtain his Dental Diploma from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1966.

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