The sorting process inevitably leads to aerosols. For protection of customers and the lab staff it is mandatory that customers are completely aware of all information concerning potential health risks related to the samples to be processed. This ensures adequate risk management and decontamination after sorting.
Because many scientists are working with mice as a model organism, these regulations naturally also apply to mouse pathogens. Therefore every customer of our facility is obliged to fill out the bio- safety questionnaire addressing potential risks concerning the material to be sorted on our email form that is used for scheduling a sorting date with us.