Full-Baffle TUNAIR™ Shake Flask Kit (Silicone), 2.5L
- Comes complete with four (4) polypropylene 2.5L Full-Baffle TUNAIR™ Shake Flasks, four (4) two-piece caps, and five (5) silicone filters.
The TUNAIR™ Shake Flask Systems are a unique and patented flask and closure system, designed for microbiology and biotechnology applications. This system provides optimum growth conditions for aerobic microorganisms, mammalian cells, and plant cells. They also provide better culture growth and productivity than standard Erlenmeyer flasks. The TUNAIR™’s high oxygen absorption rate is due to the unique baffling and turbo-vane closure design. The TUNAIR™systems are designed to increase the availability of dissolved oxygen as well as improve cell yields.
The Full-Baffle Shake Flask has six baffles that produce a propeller motion. The working volume is 1 L.
The silicone filters are 0.22 micron and will last indefinitely unless punctured. The silicone filters do not need to be washed, but can be rinsed with water if visibly soiled. It is recommended to always leave the filter in the cap and autoclave.
The two piece cap assemblies are constructed of polypropylene and are resistant to most solvents. All flasks and caps are fully autoclavable prior to reuse and filter linings can also be autoclaved or simply replaced. To replace the filter lining in the cap assembly, simply pinch the flanges of the inner-closure shell until they snap loose. Then, pull apart and remove used lining. Replace the lining by sandwiching it between two parts of the cap and snap the cap back together. When reassembling the cap, ensure the flanges from the inner piece snap into the mated grooves in the outer piece. This will ensure the cap assembly stays together during use.
All TUNAIR™ flasks and caps can be cleaned by soaking in water with a light detergent solution to loosen dirt and contaminants, then air dry.
Flask Size: 2.5 L
Working Volume: 1 L
Base Diameter: 6.50” [16.51 cm]
Neck Diameter: 3.00” [7.62 cm]
Height: 10.75” [27.31 cm]
Weight: 0.02 lbs. [0.008 Kg]
Full-Baffle (6 Baffles): Propeller Motion
1” Throws: 300-400 rpm or possibly higher
2” Throws: 150-200 rpm or possibly higher
All TUNAIR™ flasks and caps are constructed of chemical resistant polypropylene. All flasks and caps are fully autoclavable.
All TUNAIR™ flasks and caps can be cleaned by soaking in water with a light detergent (i.e. Joy) solution to loosen dirt and contaminants; air dry. All TUNAIR™ flasks and caps can be autoclaved, if required.
Cell Growth Evaluation of Commonly Used Shake Flasks
TUNAIR™ flasks were compared to conventional flasks using four different types of microorganisms; Escherichia coli, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Penicillium avellaneum, and Streptomyces chartreusis. The aeration capacities of the shake flasks were determined by the sulfate oxidation method, and the values shown below are presented as oxygen absorption rate (OAR) in mM oxygen/L/Min. The growth rates of E.coli and S.cerevisiae were expressed as optical densities (OD) at 555mM. For S.chartreusis and P.avellaneum growth rates were evaluated by percent sedimentation. For E.coli and S.cerevisiae, the growth rates were determined after an 18-hour incubation period; for S.charteusis, a 24-hour incubation period; and for P.avellaneum, a 72-hour incubation period. Growth and OAR evaluations were carried out with 3-9 replicates and statistically analyzed using Turkey’s w-procedure. See results below.
|OAR Value||OD @ 555mM||% Sedimentation|
|Triple Indented Flasks||2.47||5.97||5.31||19.20||9.50MP|
*Growth Morphology: M, mycelial; P, pellet; MP, mixed mycelial. The mycelial growths mostly adhered to the walls of the flask, which accounted for the low overall sedimentation value.