Sampling and Laboratory Supplies
Aerobiology Research designs and develops all the products and supplies needed for laboratories to collect and analyze pollen and fungal spores in air samples. See our list below and contact us if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
Retracting Sampling Heads
Our retracting sampling heads are made of corrosion-resistant materials, and spring-loaded to extend the sampling rods under centrifugal force during sampling and retract them for protection while the sampler is at rest. Fits "Type-I" rods.
Injection-molded clear plastic rods, 1.59mm x 1.59mm x 32mm. These "Type-I" rods have a small nub that can be used as a reference point to determine the collection side of the sampling rod. Rods are available ungreased in packages of 100, or pre-greased in larger quantities.Show Specifications
Specifications:100 ungreased rods - $98.00 CAD ($74 USD)
Pre-Greased Sampling Rods
Pre-greased sampling rods - Injection-molded clear plastic rods, 1.59mm x 1.59mm x 32mm. These "Type-I" rods have a small nub that can be used as a reference point to determine the collection side of the sampling rod. Pre-greased rods are available in larger quantities than the ungreased rods.Show Specifications
Specifications:(Note - pre-greased rods require the purchase or supply of a storage tray for shipping)
Pre-greased rods - $1.30 each ($.98 USD)
100 pre- greased rods - $130 CAD ($98 USD) (tray extra)
420 pre-greased rods - $530.00 CAD ($400 USD) (tray extra)
Sampling Rod Slide
Microscope slide used for mounting sampling rods for analysis, sometimes referred to as a microscope stage adaptor. This clear plastic slide is machined with two polished grooves so that up to two "Type-I" rods (1.59mm width) can be analyzed at a time.Show Specifications
Specifications:76mm x 35mm x 3mm.
12-Rod Vial Replacement Lid - Package of 4
Have a bunch of bases for 12 rod sample vials, but the lids are broken? We've started 3D printing of lids out of PVA plastic that's stronger than the original. Specifications: Lid only - no vial bases available for sale. Colour may not be as shown.Show Specifications
Specifications:Lid only - no vial bases available for sale.
Colour may not be as shown.
Price is based on individual lids
The GRIPST-2009 is our flagship sampler. This model is designed for long-term aeroallergen monitoring projects. The compact sampler casing is constructed from galvanized steel, with a tightly-closing hatch for easy access to the sampler internals. All exterior components are rated NEMA-4 or better. This model includes a super-heavy-duty maintenance-free Maxon motor for extended life, and a voltage regulator that provides stable rotation speed for any >12VDC power source and the ability to adjust and calibrate rotation speed to suit the needs of the monitoring project. This sampler incorporates a solid-state relay timer that allows the sampler to be set to any desired duty cycle, and is equipped with a 1.5" long sampling head mounting post, C&C machined, to reduce air turbulence.Show Specifications
Dimensions: 16cm x 18cm x 16cm (including post)
Weight: 2.5 kg
Input Power: DC 12V to 30V, 300mA
Power Plug: Banana jacks, screw clamp
Sampler comes with an auto-retracting sampling head for "Type-I" sampling rods, and a package of 100 "Type-I" rods. Samplers are shipped calibrated to 2400RPM, and set to a 10% duty cycle (one minute on, nine minutes off) when applicable. Power cord must be purchased separately.
The GRIPS-99M, as with its predecessor GRIPS-99, is targeted primarily for agricultural uses and other qualitative sampling applications. Featured components include a rugged, waterproof PVC plastic casing suitable for all types of extreme weather, a rain shield roof to protect samples from wash off, a super-heavy-duty maintenance-free Maxon motor for extended life, and voltage regulator that provides constant rotation speed for any >12VDC power source and allowing for adjustment and calibration. This sampler is equipped with a one and one-half inch sampling head mounting post, designed to reduce air turbulence and thus optimize pollen and fungal spore collection. The post has been C&C machined for balance to reduce motor wear.Show Specifications
Sampler comes with an auto-retracting sampling head for "Type-I" sampling rods and a package of 100 "Type-I" rods.
Samplers are shipped calibrated to 2400RPM.
Power cord must be purchased separately.