Martina Maher cuts ribbon on Tina Machine
The Science Department at CDCFE were delighted to unveil their new Autoclave Machine this week. The autoclave uses steam and high pressure to sterilise equipment, reagents and waste. It is essential kit for the Pre-university Microbiology,  Laboratory Techniques and DCU access courses. The item replaces the outdated and pungent predecessors responsible for the “smell of science” on the ground floor.
The Autoclave has been nicknamed “The Tina Machine” in honour of our office administrator Martina Maher, who was an integral part of the long process in securing the equipment. Martina’s trademark patience endured through two years of logistical issues, resulting in her being given the honor of cutting the ribbon for the Tina Machine’s inaugural run.