The Cirrus is a highly versatile isolator dedicated to animal research and other applications where high level containment is paramount. The Cirrus isolator can be custom made to suit your needs: whether you need a single isolator with two gloves or two connected isolators with an input-output chamber, MSE can create a bespoke unit to meet your needs. Our isolators are available in both hard body and flexible canopy options and all are built to the highest quality you would expect from MSE.
Absolute Protection For Your Rodents
Isolators fitted with a single fan increase the risk of the user accidentally taking the life of the rodents if the filter is blocked by litter and other substances such as powder. A blocked filter will raise the internal pressure, which is perfectly normal in a positive pressure isolator. However, air flow is often not measured, meaning a blocked filter can gradually decrease the amount of air being delivered to the chamber without the user knowing there is a problem. The Cirrus isolator avoids this issue by using two fans, one for pressure control, the other for air flow control. This provides absolute protection for your rodents in case of filter blockage.
The Cirrus isolator is used when absolute containment is essential. The Cirrus can be used for a wide variety of applications, but is mainly used for research on animals such as mice and other rodents.
The keypad is located at eye level in an easy-to-reach position, making it simpler for the user to operate. Furthermore, the chamber is fully transparent, meaning the user is working in natural light and thus minimises strain on the eyes. In addition to this, the transparent case allows a supervisor to monitor the user's work, making the Cirrus an ideal choice in a training environment.
Customised For Your Requirements
Fully customised and adapted for your needs, the Cirrus isolator has a variety of optional extras available. Users can choose to equip their isolator witht the following features:
- 2, 3 or 4 gloves in a linear position or facing each other
- Positive or negative pressure inside the chamber
- Storage shelves of various dimensions
- Different sized gloves
- Different sleeve materials available
- Hard body or flexible canopy
- Adjustable stand
- Adjustable stand for users of different heights
- Transfer chambers or input-output Double Door Transfer Port (DDTP) containers
- Optional ColourSafe™ system to prevent the user from inadvertently opening a transfer door
- H13 filtering
Double Door Transfer Port
The Double Door Transfer Port (DDTP) is used to introduce items into the isolator through a sterile connection port:
The outside of the isolator is contaminated by the surroundings (shown below in red). Both the inside of the isolator and the transfer chamber are sterile.
The transfer chamber is then connected to the isolator and the contaminated part on the transfer chamber door is supressed within a seal between the door of the isolator. Both the door of the isolator and the transfer chamber are now inter-locked and will open as one single door.
The door can now be opened and the item inside the transfer chamber can be introduced to the isolator without the risk of contamination.
To ensure that your equipment is operational immediately upon arrival, an MSE engineer will install it on site and carry out the necessary validation procedures. The user will be fully trained to work on the Cirrus and any bulky equipment to be used inside the chamber will be installed through the back service port.
|Power Consumption||700W (main + 1 transfer chamber)|
|Bodywork Material||PMMA hard body or PVC soft canopy|
|Base Stant Material||Steel with polyester-powder coating or stainless steel|
|Internal Pressure Range||-100 to +100 Pascal|
|Internal Airflow Range||1 to 50 inside air renewal cycle/h|
|Dimensions and Weight|
|Dimensions and weight will vary depending on the configuration.|
|MNI270.CF1.2||Cirrus bespoke isolator (240V 50Hz) with 2 gloves and female DDTP (Ø 270mm)|
|MNI270.CF2.2||Cirrus bespoke isolator (240V 50Hz) with 3 gloves and female DDTP (Ø 270mm)|
|MNI270.CF3.2||Cirrus bespoke isolator (240V 50Hz) with 4 gloves and female DDTP (Ø 270mm)|
|MNI350.CF4.2||Cirrus bespoke isolator (240V 50Hz) with 2 gloves and female DDTP (Ø 350mm)|
|MNI350.CF5.2||Cirrus bespoke isolator (240V 50Hz) with 3 gloves and female DDTP (Ø 350mm)|
|MNI350.CF6.2||Cirrus bespoke isolator (240V 50Hz) with 4 gloves and female DDTP (Ø 350mm)|
|MNI270.CM1.2||Cirrus bespoke isolator (240V 50Hz) with 2 gloves and male DDTP (Ø 270mm)|
|MNI270.CM2.2||Cirrus bespoke isolator (240V 50Hz) with 3 gloves and male DDTP (Ø 270mm)|
|MNI270.CM3.2||Cirrus bespoke isolator (240V 50Hz) with 4 gloves and male DDTP (Ø 270mm)|
|MNI350.CM4.2||Cirrus bespoke isolator (240V 50Hz) with 2 gloves and male DDTP (Ø 350mm)|
|MNI350.CM5.2||Cirrus bespoke isolator (240 V 50Hz) with 3 gloves and male DDTP (Ø 350mm)|
|MNI350.CM6.2||Cirrus bespoke isloator (240V 50Hz) with 4 gloves and male DDTP (Ø 350mm)|
|MNI002.CT1.2||Cirrus bespoke isolator (240V 50Hz) with 2 gloves and transfer chamber|
|MNI003.CT1.2||Cirrus bespoke isolator (240V 50Hz) with 3 gloves and transfer chamber|
|MNI004.CT1.2||Cirrus bespoke isolator (240V 50Hz) with 4 gloves and transfer chamber|
|MNI350.CT1.2||Cirrus bespoke transfer isolator (240V 50Hz) non-ventilated with male DDTP (Ø 350mm)|
|MNI270.CT1.2||Cirrus bespoke transfer isolator (240V 50Hz) non-ventilated with male DDTP (Ø 270mm)|