Which are the important characteristics of a good Bio Safety Cabinet?

Bio-Safety Cabinets  (BSC) is laboratory furniture that is placed in a laboratory for protection. It is a closed and ventilated work area for safe working with material contaminated with pathogens for which a certain bio-safety level is required.

What kind of Bio-Safety Cabinets are there?

Bio-Safety Cabinets are available in different classes for different levels of protection:

  • I
  • II
  • III

They are used to protect the user against biohazardous or infectious materials.

What certificates should a Bio-Safety Cabinet have?

A Bio-Safety cabinet should have a certificate, there are different standards. In Europe: EN 12469. Other countries might use their own localized standards (e.g NSF/ANSI 49).

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