Anaerobic Chamber

How Anaerobic Chambers Work & How We Save You Time & Money

Here are the advantages of Excedr’s anaerobic chamber leasing program:

  • Leasing eliminates the upfront cost of buying equipment, enabling you to make payments over time
  • Payments may be 100% tax deductible*, yielding you significant cash-savings
  • It costs less to lease through our program than to purchase outright
  • Our comprehensive repair coverage minimizes your lab’s downtime
  • We handle and streamline the admin work associated with instrument procurement and maintenance
  • With the capital saved through our program, labs are better able to reinvest in their core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)

*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.

Even with the many equipment variations and types, Excedr’s leasing program is able to accommodate any preferences your lab may have with regards to brand or model. Get in touch with us today and learn about how leasing can discount your DXA scanner’s price.

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Anaerobic chambers, or anaerobic glove boxes are used whenever there is an experiment requiring the handling of oxygen sensitive materials. An enormous range of labs use them, but companies researching biofuels, studying microbiology, creating new drugs, and identifying infectious diseases all find these machines invaluable.

By keeping out the oxygen that could compromise the experiments, the chamber allows researchers to culture, process, and examine samples without issue. Due to their self-contained nature, these units also do an excellent job controlling vexing experimental variables such as temperature, humidity, and O₂ and CO₂ levels.

Gloved, Gloveless, & Other Options

Anaerobic glove boxes have a number of different styles, specifications, and layouts. Some of the most common variants are:

Rigid Gloved
This style of unit is extremely common due to both its economical pricing and safety features. This style often comes with an upgradable polycarbonate viewing screen that can be replaced with tempered glass. This is generally done for labs that need a more chemical resistant unit for their experiments. The ability to upgrade doesn’t necessarily stop there either, as these units can be upgraded to a gloveless style with just a few modifications.

Flexible Vinyl
By far the most common style, the biggest selling point of this setup is the ability for researchers to reach deeper and higher up within the unit. The flexible nature of the unit, the clear vinyl, and the expanded glove ports offer an ergonomically superior user experience compared to the rigid glove box. Unsurprisingly, the drawback for this style is that it is not safe to perform experiments with corrosive or other dangerous chemicals.

The gloveless option varies from the two before it due to the most obvious difference, the lack of gloves. Using a system of sleeve vacuums and a special cuff system, the gloveless option allows the researchers to use their arms unimpeded inside the box, improving manual dexterity and the ability to feel textural changes.

Add-Ons & Upgrades
Regardless of which style is chosen, there are a number of upgrades and optional features that can benefit your lab. Some of the options include: oxygen and hydrogen monitors, touch screen interfaces, transfer airlocks, real-time feedback systems, and even separate incubators. Regardless of what your lab needs in this area, Excedr can help you get the unit with all the features you desire.

While the idea behind creating a chamber that made growing anaerobic samples belongs to Rolf Freter of the University of Michigan, the honor of creating the chamber itself belongs to Dick Coy. Dick Coy was a local engineer who sought to create a device that could match the specifications he had been provided. This was the beginning of the Coy Anaerobic Chamber.

Over time these units grew and were modified to adapt to growing needs in the industry. These changes have facilitated numerous experiments and massively simplified the process of obtaining anaerobic samples. Reach out to us and learn more about our leasing programs and how they can help save you time and money!

We Offer Flexible Vinyl Chamber Leases to Fit Every Need

Operating Lease

This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.

Sale Leaseback

If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.

Anaerobic Chamber Manufacturers & Models on the Market
  • Sheldon Manufacturing: BACTRON300, BACTRON600, BACTRON900, BACTRONEZ
  • Plas-Labs, Inc.: 855-AC, 855-ACB, 857-OTA, 890-THC
  • Coy Laboratory Products: Gloveless Anaerobic, Rigid (Gloved) Anaerobic, Vinyl Anaerobic
  • Baker Ruskinn: Anaerobic workstation: Concept 400, Concept 400-M, Concept 500, Concept Dual Chamber1000, Bugbox, Bugbox Plus, Bugbox M
  • Yamato: AC505, AC515, AC706, AC716, AC505A, AC515A
  • Don Whitley Scientific: Anaerobic workstation: Whitley A25, Whitley A135, Whitley DG250, Whitley A35, Whitley A45, Whitley A55, Whitley A85, Whitley A95, Whitley A135 HEPA, Whitley A155 HEPA
  • Anaerobe Systems: AS-580, AS-150
  • and more!


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Effect on Credit & Operating Capital

Leasing/renting does not hinder your future borrowing ability and allows you to keep your business credit line open for expansions, staffing, and other operational expenses. Additionally, it strengthens the cash flow of your business and keeps cash reserves free for business development opportunities.

Used Equipment

Unlike traditional financing and leasing companies, the Excedr program can accommodate refurbished/reconditioned equipment in addition to demo units. If you are looking for additional cost-savings, we recommend considering this option.

Speed of Approval

Excedr’s program allows you to respond quickly as your need for equipment and technology arises. You can be approved with minimal documentation and have the equipment you need in operation and generating revenue for your business quickly.


Whether you’re looking to finance a liquid handler, or leaseback a real-time device, we can help. If you want to discuss your needs more thoroughly, call us at
+1(510) 982-6552 or fill out the contact form up above.