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Description:This is a zip lock Bio-Bag™ (Type A) Environmental Chamber, formerly by Marion Scientific Corporation, now manufactured by Becton, Dickinson and Company, more commonly called an anaerobic transporter.
“Bio-Bag™ Type A is a transparent, individual, disposable environmental chamber that contains a gas generator consisting of one tablet of potassium borohydride and sodium bicarbonate and an ampule of hydrochloric acid, a catalyst cup containing palladium catalyst, and an indicator containing an ampule of resazurin. When the Bio-Bag containing all three components has been properly heat-sealed and the generator activated, an anaerobic environment will be created. An oxygen reduction indicator, resazurin, monitors the oxygen level.”

“Bio-Bag™ Type A is designed to provide an anaerobic environment suitable for the isolation of obligate or facultative anaerobic bacteria, while permitting visualization without disrupting the gaseous atmosphere. It is sized to hold either a standard 100 mm BBL™ Petri dish, or anaerobic MIC microdilution tray.” (©Becton, Dickinson and Company)

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Gilda Jones
Creation Date:1980
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Links:Becton, Dickinson and Company – Product Center: Bio-Bag™ Type A
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