Biosafety Cabinets

biosafety cabinet, also called a biological safety cabinet or microbiological safety cabinetis an enclosed, ventilated laboratory workspace for safely working with materials contaminated with (or potentially contaminated with) pathogens requiring a defined biosafety level.

Important Features and Benefits

 

  • NSF certification for all 4ft & 6ft BSCs
  • Great for COVID-19 specimen handling
  • Front glass viewing window dual HEPA filtersLarge
  • LCD display filter
  • UV light life indicator
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel chamber
  • Auto start and stop function (e.g. UV lights)

The primary purpose of a BSC is to serve as a means to protect the laboratory worker and the surrounding environment from pathogens. All exhaust air is HEPA filtered as it exits the biosafety cabinet, removing harmful bacteria and viruses. This is in contrast to a laminar flow clean bench, which blows unfiltered exhaust air towards the user and is not safe for work with pathogenic agents. Neither are most BSCs safe for use as fume hoods. Likewise, a fume hood fails to provide the environmental protection that HEPA filtration in a BSC would provide. However, most classes of BSCs have a secondary purpose to maintain the sterility of materials inside (the “product”).

Specifications

ModelBC-2FBC-3FBC-6FBC-4FA2BC-4FB2
Power Consumption110V, 60 Hz 1-phase 400W110V, 60 Hz 1-
phase 500W
110V, 60 Hz
220V 50/60Hz
400W
115V 60Hz 1-Phase
400W
Chamber size24 x 20 x 21.5″35.8 x 23.5 x 26″67 x 23.5 x 26″48 x 23.5 x 26″
Unit size27.5 x 25.5 x 48.5″42.8 x 30.5 x 89″73.5 x 30.5 x 90.5″54.5 x 30.5 x 90.5″
WarrantyOne year