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Our glasswash facility keeps the Crick in clean glassware, helping to ensure quality control in our research.

  • 6 washers

  • 4-5 wash cycles per day

  • 2,300 items of glassware cleaned per day

The glasswash team supports research by providing clean and sterile glassware, collecting used glassware, restocking local supplies and sterilising larger or lab-specific items.

Clean glassware is increasingly important for biomedical research because improved techniques and technologies can detect lower concentrations of compounds, meaning that contaminated glassware may lead to inaccurate results. 

A renewed focus on reproducibility within the research community has driven demand for higher levels of quality control and methodological rigour across all aspects of research, including the reliable elimination of glassware contamination.

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