Forth Valley Upgrade to a Newer Model

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Forth Valley installation

A few weeks ago, Alex Simpson and Russell Naylor travelled to bonnie Scotland to install a Whitley A45 Anaerobic Workstation in the laboratories at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert. This was not the first Don Whitley Scientific product NHS Forth Valley had experienced. The Whitley MG1000, which is an older model, was still being used by the scientists at NHS Forth Valley, but they decided to upgrade to a modern brand-new Whitley A45 Anaerobic Workstation. The A45 will be used for incubating routine clinical samples and anaerobes, which will aid patient diagnosis. 

Being one of the most modern and well-equipped hospitals in Europe, Forth Valley Royal Hospital offers a wide range of acute hospital services, including general and specialist surgery, cardiology, renal medicine, neurology, intensive care, oncology as well maternity and children’s services. 

Linda Mitchell, HCS Team Manager, commented, "The new Whitley A45 Workstation has been a welcome addition to the lab. It is easy to use and the incorporated screen display allows us to see any alerts to atmosphere/temperature/calibration as they happen, something which our previous model did not allow. The airlock is a welcome feature too as it allows easy transferring of plates to and from the workstation. The installation and training took place on the same day and was carried out smoothly and competently."

Thank you to Forth Valley for their kind words and best of luck in your work.


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