With the biovac 106, fluids can be removed easily and very precisely from slides, Petri dishes, cell culture containers, etc., by using different pipettes or glass tips and Pasteur pipettes which can be easily connected to the handvac pipettor. The biovac 106 is switched on and off directly at the device or the optionally available foot switch. A float valve stops the bottle from being overfilled and protects the pump. An in-line hydrophobic filter gives additional protection. A wide range of accessories allows the user to customize the biovac 106 depending on their specific needs.