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Gel-core system

Gel-core system is designed to collect microbial core samples from extreme environments, and protect those cores from drilling mud contamination. This is vital when investigating the deep Earth biosphere within rock formations.

Objectives

  • Gel-core system (Pat.No.4456896).

    Gel-core system (Pat.No.4456896).

  • Collected core with gel coating.

    Collected core with gel coating.


    Collected core without gel coating (note cracks in core sample).

    Collected core without gel coating (note cracks in core sample).

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