Adhesives for Microbiological InstrumentsMicrobiologists working in university laboratories, hospitals, research institutions, and industrial companies conduct experiments on microorganisms. These sophisticated instruments need specialty adhesives, sealants, and coatings. Master Bond provides a wide range of highly specialized epoxies, silicones, and UV curable compounds, which are capable of being employed in the assembly of such instruments. These instruments have made valuable contributions in observing, examining, investigating, analyzing, exploring, and understanding bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae, protozoa, prions, as well as eukaryotes. By acquiring this knowledge microbiologists determine how microbes effect human, plant, and animal life. Significant technological advances have been made in both pure and applied research. Some examples are as follows:

Pure microbiology:

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  • Bacteriology
  • Mycology
  • Protozoology
  • Parasitology
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Nematology
  • Microbial genetics
  • Microbial ecology
  • Cellular microbiology
  • Astro microbiology

Applied microbiology:

  • Agriculture microbiology
  • Soil microbiology
  • Industrial microbiology
  • Veterinary microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical microbiology
  • Food microbiology
  • Water microbiology
  • Microbial microbiology

From improving drugs, controlling the spread of disease, developing genetically engineered crops or biofuels, checking for contamination in food or water, monitoring environmental health, producing specialized enzymes, enabling efficient plant growth, increasing crop yields, cleaning up pollution and using microbes to treat industrial waste, microbiology is pivotal in improving the quality of life.

Master Bond offers a broad portfolio of polymeric compositions that are able to ensure top performance for these most valuable instruments. Select grades feature exceptional shear/peel strength, as well as resistance to extreme temperatures, chemical attack, vibration, shock, and thermal cycling. Particularly noteworthy are systems that are biocompatible, flame retardant, meet NASA low outgassing requirements, withstand 85°C/85% humidity testing and are protective against mildew/mold/fungus or biological growth per MIL-STD-810G. Electrically conductive, thermally conductive, and electrically insulative compounds are available for specific applications. Master Bond products contain no solvents, have minimal shrinkage upon cure, adhere to wide gaps or tight clearances and are employed on different configurations. Formulations are meticulously developed to satisfy stringent quality control standards and can be purchased in special packaging to maximize productivity and reliability.

Types of Instruments in Microbiology That Utilize Master Bond Products

  • Autoclaves
  • Centrifuges
  • Microbiological incubators
  • Thermal cycler
  • Microscopes
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Deep freezers
  • Electronic analytic balance
  • Hot air ovens
  • Spectrophotometers
  • Water distiller
  • Shaking water bath
  • pH meter
  • Magnetic stirrer
  • Drying oven
  • Refrigerators
  • Uninterrupted power supplies