Did you know that biological safety cabinets provide ventilated enclosure for offering protection to the user, the product and the environment that arises from the handling of potentially hazardous micro-organisms? The biological safety cabinets at Kewaunee are designed with the facility of continuous airflow discharged to the atmosphere via a HEPA filter to remove hazardous agents such as viruses and bacteria.
Kewaunee provides biological safety cabinets. The primary purpose of a biosafety cabinet is to protect the laboratory users and the environment from pathogens. Biological Safety Cabinet provides for an enclosed and ventilated workspace. The enclosed space enhances safety when working with materials contaminated (or potentially contaminated) with pathogens. Biosafety cabinets find use where a defined biosafety level is required.
Kewaunee’s Class II biosafety cabinets provide protection of the samples and of the environment, since makeup air is also HEPA-filtered. Class II biosafety cabinets are characterized by a limited fixed inward airflow access opening providing personnel protection, a vertical downward HEPA filtered work zone offering product protection and HEPA filtered exhaust providing environmental protection.
Class II Cabinets from Kewaunee provides personnel, environment and product protection. They are used when working with low to moderate risk biological agents. Biosafety Level 2 covers working with pathogenic or infectious organisms posing a moderate hazard such as Salmonellae, Hepatitis B virus and Measles virus.
The Class II Biological Safety cabinet from Kewaunee meets the requirements for personnel, environmental and product protection. The working of these cabinets involves the air-flow drawn into the work chamber via the front aperture and continues under the worktop and goes up the back plenum, where it is being re-circulated through the main HEPA filter to provide down flow and it exits out through the HEPA filter to exhaust. The vertical laminar flow Biological Safety Cabinet provides operator protection by means of inflow, product protection by means of down flow and environmental protection by means of the filtered exhaust.
The three main features of biological safety cabinets are
A front opening with carefully maintained continuous inward airflow.
HEPA-filtered, vertical, unidirectional airflow within the work area.
HEPA-filtered exhaust air to the room or the exhaust connected to an external extract system.
About Kewaunee Scientific Corporation
Founded in 1906, Kewaunee Scientific Corporation is a recognized global leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of laboratory, healthcare, and technical furniture products. The Company's products include steel, wood, and laminate casework, fume hoods, adaptable modular systems, moveable workstations, stand-alone benches, biological safety cabinets, and epoxy resin work surfaces and sinks. More about Kewaunee at www.kewaunee.in