Water in CO2 incubators and water baths is preset to microbial contamination. WaterShield™ protects the water in those reservoirs from microbial growth.
Reliable protection from microbial contamination & Easy to use without pipetting.
WaterShield™ can also be used in regular water/heating baths and is compatible with common laboratory surfaces, e.g. tin plated iron, chrome, nickel steel, high grade steel and copper.
No cell toxicity
The water additive contains quaternary ammonium compounds and surfactants as disinfecting and cleaning ingredients, but no aldehydes, phenols, alcohols or azides. The reagents do not evaporate. All ingredients are safe and do not cause any irritating effects to the skin when used in the recommended concentration. No unpleasant odour noticeable.
Broad inactivation range
WaterShield™ is active against most bacteria, mycoplasma, protozoa, algae, fungi, and yeast.
Easy to use
Simply add the content of a 5 ml bottle of WaterShield™ directly to one liter of deionized water.
The reagent is usually active for 4 weeks. A blue stain indicates the status of the additive. In case of increasing bioburden a renewal of the water and the additive is required.
Scope of Application
Applicable in research and industry only. Not recommended for clinical applications. Do not use with acrylic glass or aluminum surfaces.
The aqueous solution is 200-times concentrated and easy to use (5 ml per 1 liter of water).
- Cat. No. 15-3015 30 x 5 ml
- Cat. No. 15-3020 3 x 50 ml
- Cat. No. 15-3050 500 ml
Required Lab Equipment
WaterShield should be stored at room temperature.