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Whitley A35 Workstation

The Whitley A35 Workstation provides excellent conditions for the processing, incubation and examination of samples without exposure to atmospheric oxygen. This anaerobic chamber provides the ability to manipulate samples in a sustainable environment where parameters can be altered to create the required conditions. Applications for this workstation include clinical microbiology, dental and research into the human gut microbiome.

The standard A35 features two oval, sleeved ports on a fixed front. This workstation can also be specified with our unique instant access porthole system that allows entry to the chamber in seconds and needs neither gloves nor sleeves. Additional options include an integrated anaerobic conditions and catalyst monitoring system with data download facility.

  • Accommodates up to 600 x 90mm Petri dishes.
  • Available with a removable front to facilitate thorough cleaning and the transfer of bulk samples and larger pieces of equipment for use in the workstation.
  • The built-in rapid airlock ensures samples can be transferred into the workstation atmosphere as soon as possible.
  • A colour, touch-screen control panel for ease of use and for visual display of parameters such as temperature, humidity, and airlock cycle status.
  • Ethernet-enabled for remote access to touchscreen.
  • Includes an automatic commissioning cycle to save you time and resources.

Sample manipulation within a secure anaerobic environment is now as easy as working aerobically at the laboratory bench.

Would a workstation with a larger capacity and 3 glove ports give you more flexibility? Read about the Whitley A45 Workstation.

View Specifications


Capacity (Litres) 300
Capacity (Petri Dishes) 400 / 600
Port/Airlock Capacity 40 plates via airlock
Porthole System Manual or Instant Access Ports
Gas Supplies ANO2/N2
Footswitch Wireless
Auto Sleeve Gassing Available
Internal Mains Socket Available
Spotlight / Inspection Lamp Available
Single Sample Entry Available
ANO2 Conditions Monitor Available
Refrigeration Not applicable
Data Logging Available
Airlock Cycle Time (seconds) 60
Extra Cable Glands Available
Microscope Contact us for further information
Automatic Dehumidifier Fitted as standard
Automatic Humidifier Not applicable
Dimensions (w/d/h - mm) 1255 / 720 / 710
Weight (lbs/kg) 220 / 100
Temperature Range (°C) 5°C above ambient up to 45°C
Touchscreen control Yes
Remote Access Fitted as standard (network access required)





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Published Papers/Posters

Published Paper - Carvacrol and Trans-Cinnamaldehyde Reduce Clostridium difficile Toxin Production and Cytotoxicity in Vitro, Mooyottu S et al. IJMS 12 Mar 2014Pridmore A P and Murray F Poster Presented at Anaerobe 2014Sullivan, et al. Poster Presentation: Targain R et al. Reemphasising the role of anaerobic bacteria in surgical infection. Microcon 2015Dena Lyras et al. July 2016. CdtR Regulates TcdA and TcdB Production in Clostridium difficile. Carson and Riley. Pathology. 2016. Comparison of the Vidas C. difficile and Quik Chek-60 glutamate dehydrogenase assays for the detection of Clostridium difficile in faecal samplesBoseiwaqa et al. Pathology. 2013. Comparison of ChromID C. difficile agar and cycloserine-cefoxitinfructose agar for the recovery of Clostridium difficileCheng et al. Pathology. 2016. Laboratory-based surveillance of Clostridium difficile circulating in Australia, September – November 2010Friedman et al. BMC Infect Dis. 2013. Prevalence of Clostridium difficile colonization among healthcare workersKnight et al. AEM. 2015. Nationwide Surveillance Study of Clostridium difficile in Australian Neonatal Pigs Shows High Prevalence and Heterogeneity of PCR RibotypesKnight et al. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013. Cross-Sectional Study Reveals High Prevalence of Clostridium difficile Non-PCR Ribotype 078 Strains in Australian Veal Calves at SlaughterKnight et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2014. Laboratory Detection of Clostridium difficile in Piglets in AustraliaLim et al. Anaerobe. 2016. Susceptibility of Clostridium difficile to the food preservatives sodium nitrite, sodium nitrate and sodium metabisulphiteMoono et al. Anaerobe. 2016. Persistence of Clostridium difficile RT 237 infection in a Western Australian piggeryPutsathit et al. Pathology. 2015. Evaluation of the BD Max Cdiff assay for the detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in human stool specimensThean et al. JMM. 2011. Clostridium difficile in horses in Australia – a preliminary studyFoster and Riley. Pathology. 2012. Improved recovery of Clostridium difficile spores with the incorporation of synthetic taurocholate in cycloserine-cefoxitin-fructose agar (CCFA)Cherian P T et al 2015. Gastrointestinal localization of metronidazole by a lactobacilli-inspiredtetramic acid motif improves treatment outcomes in the hamster model of Clostridium difficile infectionLim et al 2017 High Prevalence of Clostridium difficile on retail root vegetables, Western AustraliaPutsathit et al 2017 Prevalence and molecular epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in ThailandRoshan et al 2017 Antimicrobial activity of natural products against Clostridium difficile in vitro


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Economical A35 in India

Date: 2016-11-02

It’s my immense pleasure to write a testimonial for the Whitley A35 Anaerobic Workstation, the machine with which I have worked for the...

A35 at the University of the West of Scotland

Date: 2014-06-06

For the purpose of the research being carried out at the University of the West of Scotland, a workstation which kept specific bacterial strains...

A35 Workstation in India

Date: 2014-03-25

We recently received a letter from Dr Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Professor and Head of Microbiology Department at Kasturba Medical College in...

Whitley A35s at Northern General Hospital

Date: 2013-05-13

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust recently purchased two Whitley A35 Anaerobic Workstations. “The major advantage of the A35...

A35 at New Cross Hospital

Date: 2013-02-21

At New Cross Hospital we culture all manner of samples from the human body, eg blood, wound, ear, nose, throat, eye and genital swabs, pus,...