Biosafety Cabinet Manufacturers
Biosafety Cabinet Brands
When it comes to selecting such a large piece of equipment, the first thing you should consider in a biosafety cabinet is the end-use. As we’ve previously discussed, a lot of what sets each biological safety cabinet and lab hood apart is what or rather who it is intended to protect. Once you’ve narrowed that down and know your biosafety level needed, then you need to choose from the field of manufacturers. Here we’ll take a look at the features these sterling companies we’ve carried over the years that have proven to be worthwhile investments
Thermo Scientific Biological Safety Cabinets
Thermo Scientific offers a diverse lineup of class II systems and clean benches. These reliable lab hoods feature Smart flow and Smartflow plus DC motors that balance the inflow of the cabinet and the downflow velocities simultaneously so there’s no lag. These Class II cabinets can also come with UV decontamination routines for easy maintenance and ergonomic features like a counterbalanced window, and over the grill armrests
Labconco Biosafety Cabinets
Labconoco carries just about every type and protection of biosafety cabinet you could want, and each has an eye towards ergonomics and an effort to make them more sustainable. Their popular Purifier Logic plus and Axiom lines emit less heat into the room, reducing cooling costs and needs, while also being more energy efficient using 60% less energy. Once the instrument has outlived its use, about 95% of the materials can be recycled. Labconco Biosafety cabinets and enclosures come in a range of widths, are compatible with accessories such as adjustable height stands, and have different levels of controls and alarms.
Nuaire Biological Safety Cabinets
The LabGuard Biosafety cabinet line is more concentrated, focusing on the Class II level of biosafety containment. Among these cabinets are a few that are ideal for Animal handling and providing a safe area for them while transferring. The NU-640 features motorized adjustable height, a built-in footrest when operating while standing and a hinged 14” access window leaving ample room to reach into a cage.
Additionally, the ultra-high-efficiency motors and even airflow distribution, as well as flexible plenum design, make Nuaire cabinets a great choice. These plenums are built to overcome a saturated filter, maintaining safety and reducing the number of filter changes needed throughout the year.
Esco covers all three classes of Biological Safety Cabinets, including total enclosure Class III boxes. The Esco lineup leverages either a HEPA or ultra-low particulate or ULPA filter for an ISO Class 3 work zone. UPLA filters trap 99.9995% of particulates down to 0.12um in diameter, vs a HEPA’s 99.97% at 0.3 um. Both are excellent, UPLA has a slight edge with the trapping of smaller particles are critical in a cleanroom. When exhausting the Class III air, the air is treated with the filter and incinerated, or a double filtration system can be used as an alternative.
Airclean Biosafety Cabinets
Airclean systems offer not only BSC’s but also fume hoods, PCR cabinets, dead air boxes, and even forensic containment. When it comes to a lab hood, Airclean has all your needs covered. From metal-free environments, and digitally timed UV irradiations, from compact benchtop models to free-standing walk-in enclosures, Airclean has carefully thought out solutions for just about any need.
Baker Biosafety Cabinets
This cabinet manufacturer is also steadfast with reliable performance. Baker BSCs features a unique airflow design that minimizes resistance, noise, and the overall volume of air that’s recirculated into the environment. The self-adjusting airflow motor keeps the airflow precise and adjusted to the filter load for the best in efficiency and lowered maintenance cost over time.
Each manufacturer of Biological safety cabinets has choice features that set them apart from each other. What it all comes down to is what features best suit your needs after the most critical of needs are accounted for. Do you need UV decontamination, what level of digital control is appealing, how tall a sash is comfortable, are there extra filtration options? Narrowing the field can be time-consuming and expensive. One economical and ecological way to acquire a safety enclosure is to buy a preowned BSC.
Here at The Lab World Group, not only do we know how to refurbish these laboratory staples, we have high standards of performance they need to meet before we clear them for sale. Any filters that need replacing are replaced, they’re properly decontaminated, and the inflow and outflow velocities are double-checked to make sure their factory levels of safety are being maintained. What is shown on our site is our current selection, we are upfront with stock levels and pricing so what you see is what you get. If there is something you’re not seeing, send us a message, we may be able to find what you’re looking for.