History of isolator and containment technology: Early containment leading to flexible film isolator

Feb 16, 2016
PART 1 Abstract This is the first of five papers that will describe the history and development of containment technology in the field of research, medicine and pharmaceutical applications. The paper commences with the development of containment for various purposes but essentially for experiments to determine if the raising of germ free animals was possible and practical. The paper goes on to describe how the experimental work in the late 1920s led to the development of metal and then flexible film isolators for use in veterinary research, human medicine and surgery. The notable contributions of Philip Trexler, known to everyone as Trex, from the 1930s right through to the 1960s, especially in patient care and treatment, are recorded.
Author: Thorogood, Doug.
Courtesy of Clean Air & Containment Review
Issue 18: July 2014



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