A biological safety cabinet, also known as a biosafety cabinet, is an important piece of safety equipment in any lab that will protect you, others, and your space from infectious droplets and aerosols. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines biological safety cabinets (BSCs) as “the primary means of containment developed for working safely with infectious microorganisms.”
The most common cabinets are Class II BSCs, which provide protection for you and those in your lab, samples and products, and the environment. Class I provides protection for you and the environment, but not your samples. Class III provides the most protection since the enclosure is gas-tight.
We offer a variety of Class II and III biosafety cabinets that provide the highest level of performance, user convenience and comfort, and energy efficiency. Some models can save you up to 70% annually in operating costs due to a large reduction in energy consumption and heat yields. Additionally, our models are equipped to handle a variety of biosafety levels (BSLs). They also meet and exceed NSF 49.
|The SterilGARD e3 is designed for many applications involving agents of low and moderate risk, including sterile product preparation and biological experimentation.||BSL-1, BSL-2, BSL-3|
|The NCB is intended for lab procedures, including microbiological studies, cell culture, pharmaceutical procedures and toxicology.||BSL-1, BSL-2, BSL-3|
|BioChemGARD e3 series is designed for labs that need containment and removal of vapors, mists and particulates.||BSL-2 and BSL-3|
There are many important factors to consider when purchasing a biological safety cabinet, including: