New straw reaches into quasi-stomach

Investigator Alan Dove reports: The world’s leading manufacturer of artificial laboratory stomachs has just introduced a line of special pipettes designed to reach all the way to the bottom of said stomachs. They posted the news yesterday:

The Simplette Straw has been designed specifically to reach the bottom of all Stomacher® bags. This means that an homogenised sample can be readily recovered for microbiological inoculations without risk of cross contamination via the pipette handsets, since they have no contact with the bag.

BONUS: The company’s web site features several videos of the Stomacher® in action, highlighted by the narrator’s skillful enunciation of the word “Stomacher”. The videos do not, however, show the new straws in action.