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This article is worded and codified by unit to make the order easier, but is always packages in kit of 10.

Reserved for TB culture programmes.


GENboxes sachets containing reagents which reduce oxygen and produce carbon dioxide, for cultivation of organism requiring CO2 atmosphere.


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  • GENbox CO2 10 aluminium sachets each containing 1 generator
  • 1 package insert

Technical specifications

  • Aluminium foil pouch containing one generator and one insert packaging
  • Composition; ascorbic acid, activated carbon and water
  • ​Ready to use
  • It is recommended to use vented plates

Packaging & Labelling

Packed per 10 generator bags

Instructions for use

  • Open the generator packaging and immediately place the CO2 generator in the jar along side the plates, between the rack and the outside of the container.
  • Place 1 generator for incubation in GENbox 2.5 L, and 3 for GENbox 7 l.
  • Do not open the sachet until ready to use.
  • Wear gloves while handling the bags, or wash your hands with soap immediately after use.
  • Do no incubate the bags at temperature higher than 45°C.


  • On receipt store sachets between +2ºC and +25°C in a dry environment
  • Do not freeze
  • Avoid direct sunlight and excessive temperature
  • Shelf life: 18 months
  • Guaranteed minimum remaining shelf life at delivery: 1/3 of total shelf life

(Cf Introduction: Thermosensitive products)

Waste management

All the generators used must be discarded with other laboratory waste.

MSF requirements

CO2 generators create CO2 atmosphere in jars used to incubate the prepared Middlebrook 7H11-medium plates.

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