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1. (WO2017194919) CLEANING SYSTEM AND CLEANING METHOD FOR A STYLUS OF AN INOCULATION APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/194919    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/051274
Publication Date: Fri Nov 17 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue May 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B08B 3/04
Applicants: DON WHITLEY SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
Inventors: KITSELL, Evan
BOAST, David
Title: CLEANING SYSTEM AND CLEANING METHOD FOR A STYLUS OF AN INOCULATION APPARATUS
Abstract:
A cleaning system for cleaning a stylus (S) of an inoculation apparatus comprising a bath (1), the bath (1) comprising: a first washing trough (10) to hold a first washing fluid and comprising a first weir (11) defining a first washing fluid level; a second washing trough (20) to hold a second washing fluid and comprising a second weir (21) defining a second washing fluid level, wherein the second washing fluid level is higher than the first washing fluid level and so the stylus (S) is thereby immersible to a greater depth in the second washing fluid than in the first washing fluid; and optionally a third washing trough (30) to hold a third washing fluid and comprising a third weir (31) defining a third washing fluid level, wherein the third washing fluid level is higher than the first washing fluid level and so the stylus (S) is thereby immersible to a greater depth in the third washing fluid than in first washing fluid. An inoculation system comprising the cleaning system and also an automated method of cleaning the stylus (S) of the inoculation apparatus.