How to Specify Customised Biosafety Class II Cabinets

How To Specify Customised Biosafety Class II Cabinets

Want to know how expert your biosafety cabinet manufacturer really is? Here’s a simple test: try specifying custom features.

Customisation swiftly separates the true cabinet specialists from the average manufacturer that would secretly rather you ordered a standard off-the-shelf model.

Most Class II cabinet manufacturers treat customisation as an afterthought. Only the very best regard it as the start of the process. The manufacturer Faster takes it a stage further – by giving the custom cabinets their very own dedicated production line (with the support of a sizeable R&D team).

Your experiments tend to be built around the size and specification of the equipment available but what in an ideal world the equipment would be built around your experiments. When discussing custom options with Faster, a GA drawing will be produced even before quoting stage to ensure that all aspects fit your design or if any further modifications are required.

Custom Class II biosafety cabinets tend to be ordered by pharmaceutical customers, rather than by universities (which tend to prefer standard models). But all users can gain benefits from specifying their cabinets with a few extras.

Here are just a few of the custom features requested…

LED Lighting

Why would you not order LED lighting? It’s ubiquitous in your home, standard on new cars and can be found pretty much everywhere – even in the humble streetlamp. So why is it not in your cabinets?

LED offers brighter, better quality light. It also saves energy. And bulbs last longer.

Isokinetic Head

Ensuring true laminar airflow in your cabinets is critical to the success of your work. Turbulent air with swirls and eddies will deposit particles unpredictably – creating the risk of infection and cross-contamination during experiments.

So measuring airflow quality is vital. You will need an isokinetic head. On paper, it may be an optional extra but in reality we believe it should be high on your shopping list.

For airflow to be true laminar, all the air must move at the same speed and in the same direction. There must be no crossover of air streams.

Large Apertures

Increasing use of robots makes taller sashes with larger apertures a popular and logical choice.

Robotic arms have come along way since they were first used in laboratories in the 1980s. There are now so many cost-effective robots in labs. They play a vital role in sample preparation and handling, making light work of repetitive tasks such as pipetting and aliquoting.

Integrated Microscope (And Light), Docking Ports

If you have specialised technical requirements for your microscopes you will need dedicated cabinets built to your specifications to accommodate them.

Send us your microscopes and we will custom manufacture docking ports and integrations to accommodate them.

Our custom solutions can also accommodate all the microscope lighting you require.

Larger Class II Cabinets

Most Class II cabinets are around 1-2 metres wide. Each of Faster Air’s models is available in four standard widths:

  • SafeFAST Classic – 1,045 mm, 1,350 mm, 1,655 mm and 1,960 mm (height 1,545mm, depth 810mm)
  • SafeFAST Premium – 1,045 mm, 1,350 mm, 1,655 mm and 1,960 mm (height 1,545mm, depth 860mm

But you may require higher and deeper cabinets to accommodate bulker equipment such as robotic equipment. Or wider cabinets to give users a bigger working area.

Faster Air can manufacture cabinets to order in any bespoke size. Height is usually the biggest governing factor: you need 100-200 mm of space above the cabinet to ensure good airflow.

Prices and delivery times for bespoke-sized cabinets will depend on which dimension(s) you need to change from the standard: width is the easiest; depth slightly less easy; height is the most difficult to change.

Cabinets can also be joined by removing the connecting walls if the cabinets are flush to help increase working areas and save space.

Adjustable Sash Height And Fan Speed

Sash height is crucial in order to maintain true laminar airflow. Working with the wrong sash height can result in failed KI testing or alarms.

Furthermore, cabinet certification will be based on a specific sash height. Specifying an electronically controlled sash ensures that it opens to the correct height every time.

The industry standard height is 200mm. We can manufacture cabinets with custom-height sashes to accommodate your operational requirements.

All SafeFAST cabinets offer an added safety feature: you must press two buttons to close the sash. This ensures that both hands are outside the cabinet.

Fan speed can also be adjusted up or down on request to help ensure true laminar airflow.

Full Stainless Steel Cabinets

Standard Class II cabinets all have a stainless steel work surface to different levels of degree (304/316 stainless teel).

Full stainless steel cabinets are available for specialised pharmaceutical requirements, such as dealing with vaccines. Stainless steel is also recommended for gas-tight Class III cabinets used for work involving pathogens.

Marble Plinths

Heavy and stable marble plinths are available on request to resist vibration if sensitive balances are required in the cabinet. They can be specified for new cabinets or retrofitted to existing Faster units.

CCTV Integration

CCTV helps to ensure quality control and protect users. Our SafeFAST cabinets can be specified with CCTV heads to accommodate cameras.

Get Expert Technical Support

Faster Air sells SafeFAST Class II microbiological safety cabinets through its official UK distributor Biopharma Group.

Contact Biopharma Group Airflow Product Sales Executive Stephen Pygott, 07467 941522, spygott@biopharma.co.uk or Northern Clean Air Specialist Dougie Scott, 07539 256628, dscott@biopharma.co.uk

How Can the Layout of Your Lab Improve Efficiency?

The design of any space can directly affect the way we work and live in it. When it comes to laboratory design, consideration should be made for the way in which the lab will be used and not just about what fits in the space.

The layout of your lab will depend on many factors and there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. If you work in a genetics lab, your processes and equipment will vary largely from a lab that focuses mostly on quality-control. However, in all cases, it is recognised that an efficient workspace holds the key to more effective working for laboratory staff.

What are the benefits of an efficient laboratory layout?

How can the layout of your lab improve efficiency?

Firstly, you should consider the time that you will save and therefore, the money you will save. Each time a researcher or technician completes a process, there is likely to be a certain amount of time lost in between steps of the process which could be avoided.

These increments of inefficiency can accrue and cause delays over time, which could be very costly. In order to minimise wasted time, improve efficiency and increase ROI (return on investment), you should consider modelling your lab in the most efficient way possible and in line with the procedures fulfilled by the laboratory staff.

Secondly, you must understand that lab inefficiency could even lead to accidents and errors which are not ideal when you are aiming to work with precision. To maintain high standards of practice and minimise cross-contamination or any factor that could cause issues with the research or testing being carried out, it is essential that error margins are minimised and that ergonomic solutions are put in place to assist laboratory staff with their work.

Your goal will always be to improve levels of efficacy without adding additional staff members, whilst also minimising the error gap by controlling productivity and reducing error rates.

Lastly, you should make the lab a more pleasant and ergonomic working environment for your team. Ergonomics is a science-based discipline that brings together knowledge from other subjects such as anatomy and physiology, psychology, engineering and statistics to ensure that designs complement the strengths and abilities of people and minimise the effects of their limitations.

With this in mind, it is important to ensure the design of work surfaces are at the correct height, furniture is sourced from a reliable, knowledgeable, and quality supplier so to ensure that staff are physically comfortable when working, standing or sitting. Not only can this improve the efficiency of your lab team but it also increases performance, reduces stress, and can impact ROI.

How to design an efficient laboratory layout

  1. Assess your common processes. If your lab predominantly processes medical tests, outline your procedures, and consider where the best placements might be for the equipment involved to make the most of lab time and minimise errors.
  2. Be mindful of contamination. Prepare a risk assessment of the possible errors that could occur in the lab and use this as a basis to take steps for the prevention of these errors and improve efficiency.
  3. Ensure that you position stations in the most efficient order to ensure that commonly used areas are close together, helping to minimise the movement of staff around the lab and therefore save time. A good example of this can be found in the interior design practices for home kitchens. You should plan to arrange the sink, oven, and fridge within short distances of each other (also known as the ‘golden triangle’ by kitchen designers), but also consider that the fridge should not be directly next to the oven, nor should your work surfaces be cramped.
  4. Consider investing in more efficient technology and equipment. Today’s modern design innovations not only help to reduce emissions and costs of energy usage, such as the cabinets and fume hoods supplied by FASTER and Biopharma UK, but they are also now being designed to be more compact and help to save space in the lab where possible. (View our products here)
  5. Consider the individual bench space for each team member, keeping it small to improve productivity – 8 to 12 linear feet is ideal, with 4 feet allocated for non-bench space stations such as write up space, sinks and shared bench space, for example.
  6. Create a separate space for ‘office’ related tasks, separate to the main lab areas. You can also implement the use of desk space at no more than 4 feet per staff member, as this is sufficient for a computer with extra space for writing.
  7. Find efficient storage solutions to store your equipment and disposables. Your wall space is just as important as floor space, as this allows for cupboards and useful holders for disposables that may be important to a particular area of the lab.
  8. Re-assess your initial design to ensure that the space is laid out as ergonomically as possible. You may need to adjust the position of certain areas to prevent accidents or injury, or you may need to reconsider the height of cupboards, or even move equipment to ensure it does not inhibit access to another important area of your lab such as the fume hood, storage, burner, freezer, incubator or centrifuge.
  9. Consider flexible and reconfigurable workstations to help your team quickly adapt to changing schedules or if your lab is required for varying project types where your procedures are likely to change regularly. This will make it easier to reassemble the lab in a way that helps you quickly adapt to your next project.
  10. Don’t re-invent the wheel. Visit other labs where possible. Find out what has worked for them. Do your research and get a second opinion. Use common sense, optimise safety manual information and feel confident that you have covered all the relevant bases in order to get the best possible result – in the same way that you might approach a laboratory research project.

Contact us for your laboratory equipment needs

The team at Biopharma are UK distributors for FASTER equipment, which is eco-friendly, ergonomic and cost-effective. FASTER cabinets and other products are all customisable, so we are able to create solutions even in the tightest spaces! We offer a wide range of equipment solutions for a wide range of labs across the UK and we are also partnered with other UK suppliers who can provide the other materials required to make your lab run efficiently.

Get in touch via our website or give us a call on 01962 841092 to speak to a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team.

How FASTER Plan to Inspire Change using Green Manufacturing

Climate change is currently a big issue that is on everyone’s minds. It is being discussed on a global scale and many campaigners are asking industries how they will be contributing to making a change for our planet.

FASTER endeavor to continually improve the products and services that they provide, working with distributors like our team in the UK at Biopharma Group, to bring the best quality to labs across the UK.

FASTER consider ‘green’ manufacturing to be split into two different areas; these are the manufacturing of green products that can minimise impact to the environment; and the manufacturing processes that we use to create the products in order to minimise waste, reduce pollution, minimise natural resource use, recycle and reuse wherever possible and also to reduce emissions.

 


How can FASTER products help to minimise impact on climate change?

Our microbiological safety cabinets and cytotoxic drug safety cabinets utilise a wide range of methods and materials that make them more environmentally friendly. We pride ourselves on supplying products which use 99% recyclable materials, alongside innovative technologies which help to save energy consumption such as Certified ‘low pressure-drop’ H14 HEPA/ULPA filters, the new ECS® microprocessor and electronically controlled motor-blower with automatic pressure-drop compensation. These products also have Air cleanliness in Class ISO 3, according to ISO 14644-1.

What is the ECS® (Eco Controlling System)?

The Eco Controlling System is hosted within most of FASTER’s fume cupboards and microbiological safety cabinets. The ECS is a microprocessor which restores a power balance and manages ventilation and filtration for declining pressure drops – the principle functionality for the equipment – which saves up to 30% on power consumption and is better for the environment.

Our chemical fume hoods in the ChemFAST range also use technology which finds a compromise between pollutant removal rates and air-conditioning consumption and allows you to make energy savings of up to 80%. The small amount of air used is also filtered before being released into the environment.

How are FASTER looking to improve on their current environmentally friendly product ranges?

The R&D team at the FASTER factory based in Ferrara, Italy, are currently studying further technology and innovation to make our laboratory equipment even better for the environment.

As well as engineering our safety cabinets and fume cupboards to reduce energy usage and exhaust cleaner air, FASTER are always looking to improve the assembly processes used to manufacture the equipment. The FASTER factory is powered using 100% solar energy using nearly 1000 solar panels that are attached to the factory roof. This system, which also allows the team to monitor energy levels required to keep the factory fully operational at all times, can also be controlled remotely to control the energy supply provided.

FASTER has also implemented a ‘Lean Manufacturing’ approach which focuses on tackling and reducing 8 areas that are common factors in manufacturing waste:

Defects – Efforts caused by re-work, scrap and incorrect information

Overproduction – Production that is more than needed, or before it is needed

Waiting – Wasted time waiting for the next step in the process

Non-utilised potential – Not using people’s skills, knowledge and talents to their full

Transport – Unnecessary movements of products and materials

Inventory – Excess products and materials not being processed

Motion – Unnecessary movements by people

Extra processing – Unnecessary processing or activities in the process that do not add value

From re-organising the factory layout to minimise waste and time loss, to continually re-examining processes in order to minimise waste, plus the use of a high level of recyclable materials, FASTER’s lean manufacturing approach helps to make FASTER equipment more ecological.

Want to know more about our products and services?

Get in touch with our UK based, knowledgeable and friendly distribution team at Biopharma, who can discuss your requirements. Whether you work in an existing laboratory or are just starting out, we can provide eco-friendly and customised solutions to suit your needs. Contact us via the website or give us a call on +44 (0) 1962 841092.

How To Specify Microbiological Class II Cabinets For Tissue Engineering

Performance is critical in any microbiological Class II cabinet – especially in tissue engineering experiments. Contamination caused by cabinet failure can destroy hours of work and set back vital projects.

Absolute safety for the cabinet operator and protection for the tissue cells have always been key requirements and will always remain so.

They are fundamental but they represent just the start: there is always much more to consider when specifying microbiological class II cabinets…

Specify Cabinets With Real Laminar Flow

True laminar airflow is essential. It ensures that all parts of the cabinet have a sterilised air current passing over them – preventing bacteria or other germs from gathering.

The air particles should flow in a smooth layer with little or no mixing. There should be no eddies in the air flow – otherwise you risk compromising protection for the user. Turbulent air risks carrying particles out of the cabinet…and on to the end user.

Think of a waterfall that is smooth and flows in one predictable direction (like true laminar airflow). Add a rock into the middle of the waterfall and you get spray that goes in unpredictable directions (like turbulent air).

True laminar airflow is critical but not every cabinet manufacturer is able to provide it. Why not? The answer is simple: many manufacturers offer cabinets with sloping glass fronts for easier viewing – but this can impact on airflow if the rear of the cabinets is not angled slightly as well.

So always specify cabinets with angled fronts and backs to ensure true laminar airflow. By having the sloping sash and sloping back panel, you will prevent cross currents – so you won’t get eddies or swirls of air in the cabinets.

Why Low-Noise Cabinets Are So Important

Operators performing tissue engineering experiments will be working at their cabinets for extended periods of time. They will not thank you for specifying noisy units.

Noise is at best an irritation. At worst it can lead to distractions, mistakes and a frustrated and discontented scientific workforce less able to perform at optimum level on demanding projects of vital importance.

Class II cabinets such as Faster Air’s SafeFAST Premium operate at just 42 dB. That is barely audible – slightly noisier than the average library (40 dB). SafeFAST cabinets are also the lowest energy models on the market: their running costs and carbon emissions are just one-third of some competitors’ cabinets.

Why An Electronic Sash Window Matters So Much

Consistency matters when it comes to sash window opening. It must be the same height every time – your airflow certification depends on it.

Electronically controlled sashes ensure that consistency. So choose a manufacturer that offers electric sashes and a choice of opening heights.

Also, it is important to ensure that the glass is easily accessible for deep cleaning and decontamination. Specify a hinged framework (with hydraulic arms) that gives full access to the glass.

SafeFAST cabinets offer an added safety feature: closing the glass involves pressing two buttons. This means that both hands must be outside the cabinet before the glass can be closed.

Ensure Your UV Decontamination Is Effective

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is essential for disinfecting cabinets. But its effectiveness diminishes as the range increases.

Fixed position UV lights may not be fully effective in decontaminating every area within your cabinet. This can jeopardise cleanliness and certification.

Choose UV lighting which can be moved anywhere inside for optimum disinfection performance. And specify a cabinet with an anti-bacterial coating for added protection.

 

How Will The Long Term Costs Impact My Budget?

Be careful! It is very easy to be tempted by manufacturers’ offers of low-cost cabinets. But some manufacturers will claw back those savings (and much more) by imposing high servicing costs further down the line.

Saving a few thousand pounds on the purchase price can be a false and ultimately very expensive ‘economy’. Look for a premium cabinet that needs a new HEPA filter only every 20,000 hours, instead of one that needs changing every 7,000-10,000 hours (increasing the lifetime cost of the unit). Thicker filters last longer. Certified ‘low-pressure-drop’ H14 HEPA/ULPA filters can also offer savings of up to 30% on power consumption.

The savings are considerable – between £3,000 and £5,000 over the lifespan of the cabinet, compared with units that have thinner HEPA filters.

High servicing costs are bad enough on one cabinet – but multiply them by every cabinet in your laboratory and the extra expense does not bear thinking about, even if it is spread over time.

Think also about the downtime. Servicing a cabinet means it will be out of action for two or three days. Halving the servicing reduces that wasted time – again, a key factor for labs with large numbers of cabinets.

In our experience, university researchers on three-year contracts do not always look beyond the length of their term when it comes to specifying cabinets. This is a missed opportunity to save their universities significant sums over at least 10 years.

For smarter purchasing and real savings, we recommend following the example of the big pharma companies that take a much longer term view when it comes to whole-of-life costs for each cabinet.


How Soon Can I Get My New Cabinets?

Choosing the right partner can make all the difference between getting your cabinets within days or waiting weeks for them.

This is particularly important if you are replacing an existing cabinet that has failed during an urgent project.

Make sure your chosen manufacturer always has plenty of stock in the UK. This has never been more important with the increased demand due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Furthermore, ensure that the cabinet manufacturer is happy to work with your existing servicing engineers (especially if you have a site-wide contract). You don’t have to lose a trusted partner – you can gain another.

Get Expert Technical Support

Faster Air sells SafeFAST Class II microbiological safety cabinets through its official UK distributor Biopharma Group.

 

Get expert technical advice from Biopharma Group Airflow Product Sales Executive Stephen Pygott, 07467 941522, spygott@biopharma.co.uk or Northern Clean Air Specialist Dougie Scott, 07539 256628, dscott@biopharma.co.uk

Microbiological Safety Cabinets used in Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy is a rapidly expanding market within the global biotechnology industry. Using techniques such as CRIPSR, a gene editing technology, the aim is to treat and prevent diseases. By inserting or altering harmful genes in a patient cell, it can reduce the need for surgeries or drugs.

The UK is at the forefront of advancing Gene Therapy technology accounting for 12% of global gene and cell trials*. Innovation hubs such as those in White City, London and Stevenage have spearheaded this development.

To carry out this experimental work, companies require specialist systems and infrastructure. Biopharma recently installed 10 Premium 212 Microbiological Safety cabinets to a Gene Therapy company based in white City, London. This is now the second company within the emerging hub of innovative life sciences start-ups to install Faster safety cabinets.

A Microbiological safety cabinet provides product, personnel and environmental protection while handling biological samples such as in tissue culture, biological testing and pathogenic samples.

The ambient air is drawn in from the slots at the stainless-steel base of the front opening and it then passes under the work surface, from where it is drawn up and blown into the plenum of the re-circulating and exhaust fan(s).

 

The “bio-dynamic sealing system” of the negative pressure plenum ensures that all contaminated particles are kept inside the system and are automatically drawn to the plenum or pressure chamber to be captured by the main re-circulating and exhaust H 14 HEPA/ULPA filters, thus protecting the user, product and environment.

 

70% of the filtered air is re-circulated (after passing through a H14 HEPA/ULPA filter) in an air cleanliness in Class ISO 3, according to ISO 14644-1 laminar flow pattern downwards into the work chamber and the remaining 30% is exhausted to atmosphere through another H14 HEPA/ULPA filter.

Features that should be considered when purchasing a Class II cabinet are safety, cost (both upfront and energy cost) as well as noise and location. The Premium 212 is one of the most energy efficient cabinets in the market with an annual running cost of 0.084kWh meaning a running cost of £17.40 per year! It is also one of the quietest at 42dB meaning a lab with several cabinets side by side can be a relaxing and suitable work area for any kind of experiment. Other features include dimmable LED lighting, magnetic and removable UV sterilizing lamp, electronic angled sliding sash and work surface in stainless steel AISI 316L.

At Biopharma we will always provide advise on your requirements. We regularly visit sites to help decisions such as locations and carry out site surveys. Oh and did someone say we also keep stock of most Class II cabinets!

*https://pharmaphorum.com/news/uk-accounts-for-12-of-cell-and-gene-therapy-trials-report/

Biopharma Group awarded 4 year exclusive agreement with The University of Bristol

We are pleased to announce the award of a 4 year exclusive framework agreement, to supply Faster Class II Microbiological Safety Cabinets into The University of Bristol. The agreement comes via our best performing distributor Wolflabs.

Wolflabs has an excellent presence within the LUPC framework and this, combined with our Biopharma Group product expertise, ensure customers receive competitive pricing – as well as direct access to all the relevant technical information.

Matt Stubbs, Clean Air Sales Manager at Biopharma Group said, “being awarded a framework agreement, by one of the top red brick universities in the UK, is a great achievement for us. It demonstrates how working to our distributors key strengths and supporting them with technical expertise, is recognised by our customers as something that sets us apart from the competition. We are looking forward to repeating this magic combination with other Universities across the country”.

Earlier this month we were also presented with a special award at the 25th annual Distributor event, delivered by Faster S.r.l. The Milan based clean room equipment supplier is one of Biopharma Group’s best performing business sectors since a relationship was established in November 2018.

We look forward to continuing our success supplying the Faster brand of clean air equipment and working with Wolflabs.

Latest HSE Guidance on 3D Printers

Have you seen the latest guidance from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE)?


The report (number RR1146), entitled ‘Measuring and controlling emissions from polymer filament desktop 3D printers’ looked at the emissions of particulate from the process of 3D printing and assessed the effectiveness of control methods.

The research found that the process of 3D printing heated filaments which emitted large numbers of very small particles and volatile organic chemicals which could be breathed in. 3D printers are commonly used in schools, hence the increased priority to protect users!

Placing the printer inside an enclosure fitted with a suitable air filtration system will contain emitted particles and protect your users.

Biopharma Group is the UK’s number one distributor of Faster clean air products. Faster have had great success and much experience building bespoke and off the shelf enclosure to house all kinds of equipment which emit potentially harmful matter.

Contact us NOW for advice and pricing for a suitable air filtration system enclosure hood! 

Here’s a couple of examples of the enclosures we have previously manufactured.

  

What are our customers saying about us?

Our customers are great! They say such nice things about Biopharma and the Faster safety cabinets we sell. Sam from one of our key distributors Medline Scientific was talking to his customer and said:

 

“Faster cabinets are reliable and quiet and are favoured by service engineers as they are easy to take care of. Biopharma offer the full service of delivery, installation and commissioning and can also take away old cabinets if required.

Faster has been around since the 80’s, with their safety cabinets being marketed in the UK via various channels. Half of the safety cabinets in the new Francis Crick Institute in London are Faster units, so you can be confident in their quality and reliability.

Surprisingly, in many cases I’ve found that the prices of Faster cabinets aren’t much more and are sometimes better than many other brands on the market today!”

 

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Thanks Sam. Find out more about Medline Scientific here. See if they can beat your safety cabinet quote.

 

Recruitment Coup Strengthens Biopharma Group

All at Biopharma Group are delighted to welcome Doug Scott to the team. Doug has joined Matthew Stubbs in clean air equipment sales making for a formidable team with decades of experience between them!

Biopharma Group became the UK distributor of Faster clean air equipment in November 2018, and as a result of the success of this new product line, the sales team has expanded. Supporting this niche industry requires experience and knowledge to deliver the correct piece of equipment to the customer every time. Doug joins us with plenty of experience, specialising in the sale and ongoing support of safety cabinets, laminar flow clean benches, fume cupboards and other HEPA and carbon filtered devices.

Doug not only has a huge network of contacts in the North of the UK, but he also has great relationships with one of our key distributors Scientific Laboratory Supplies.

Please join us in congratulating Doug on his new role; get in touch with Doug today (dscott@biopharma.co.uk)

THE SOUND OF SILENCE

What does your perfect working environment sound like?

Absolute silence?

A little white noise?

The low twittering of a radio in the background?

Whatever your preference it’s nice to be able to hear yourself think when working, especially in a laboratory environment working with important samples or materials.

The modern laboratory is filled with equipment and people all emitting noise which can combine to reach an unbearable level. In fact, noise exposure above 55 dBA, which is similar to a spinning dishwasher or chatter in a restaurant, has been linked to depression. Researchers have proven that prolonged exposure to noise increases the bodies levels of the stress hormone cortisol which is not helpful when concentrating on your laboratory research.

The Faster Premium model of class II microbiological safety cabinet, is known to be the quietest in the market, with dBA of 49 (1.2m model)… and that’s not using clever noise testing equipment, that’s the result of noise testing in a real life lab!

Andrew Palfreeman, Laboratory Manager at Barts Cancer Institute, said “…your cabinets really are so quiet, it’s amazing”!

So how do we do it? Well there’s no trickery here either. We combine, low pressure drop filters with, textile plenum, deep back wall and DC motors to produce the quietest and most energy efficient safety cabinet in the market (and reliably so).

Get in touch today for a chat with our clean air specialist to discover more.