Client Background

The Manchester Brain Bank, based at the University of Manchester, collects and supplies human brain tissues for research locally, nationally and internationally. The Brain Bank has made major contributions to the identification of the major genetic mutations associated with neurodegenerative diseases.

Key Objectives

Dr Andrew Robinson Brain Bank Manager approached Monmouth in 2018 in search of a solution to guarantee a highly clean environment. The staff at the Brain Bank previously had to carry out dissections at the local Salford Royal Mortuary.

The dissections are essential for the diagnostics and research, which underpin the work of Manchester Brain Bank. The addition of a Downflow Bench on site meant the team would be able to work efficiently and no longer have to move sensitive material outside of the facility.

Our Solution

1500mm Circulaire® Downflow Bench.

Our experienced team identified the Circulaire® Downflow Bench as the ideal solution to meet the needs of Dr Robinson and his team.

Downflow Benches are highly efficient and designed to protect the user and environment from hazardous vapours generated on the work surface when working with brain tissue.

Unrestricted access to the unit facilitates applications requiring complex and intensive operator involvement. Downward airflow in the chamber work with Activated Carbon Filters to protect the operator providing protection from fumes and particulate by drawing air through the stainless steel perforated work surface, ensuring compliance with COSHH regulations.

“We are very pleased with our purchase. The Downflow Bench allows us to work freely without constraints, a welcome addition to our facility.

Our experience was positive from start to finish. Very helpful and went above and beyond to ensure we could get the Downflow Bench into the building and safely set up.”

Dr Andrew Robinson; Brain Bank Manager, Manchester Brain Bank.