Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute install benchtop plasma cleaning unit from Henniker Plasma

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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute install benchtop plasma cleaning unit

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a charitably funded genomic research centre and leader in the Human Genome Project, focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. Although only a very small part of the everyday tasks at the institute, we are nonetheless proud that our benchtop plasma cleaning unit was chosen by one of the project research teams to perform reliable and routine surface preparation and cleaning tasks.

Plasma Cleaning

Plasma cleaning is a proven, effective, economical and environmentally safe method for critical surface preparation. Plasma cleaning with oxygen plasma eliminates natural and technical oils & grease at the nano-scale and reduces contamination up to 6 fold when compared with traditional wet cleaning methods, including solvent cleaning residues themselves. Plasma cleaning produces a pristine surface, ready for bonding or further processing, without any harmful waste material.

A scientific illustration of a contaminated part prior to plasma cleaning A scientific illustration of a contaminated part during the plasma cleaning in progress A scientific illustration of a contaminated part after the plasma cleaning in progress

More information on the technology behind plasma cleaning can be found here in our dedicated technology knowledgebase

 

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