Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs) are the primary means of containment developed for working safely with infectious microorganisms. Depending on their classification, BSCs are designed to provide personnel, product, and environmental protections.
Class I BSCs provide personnel and environmental protection, but no product protection. Because product protection is provided by Class II BSCs, general usage of Class I BSCs has declined. However, Class I BSCs are still used to enclose equipment or used in conjunction with procedures that have the potential to generate aerosols.
Class II BSCs provide personnel, environmental, and product protection. The cabinet exhaust air is HEPA filtered, which is effective at trapping particulates and infectious agents, but not volatile chemicals or gases.
Acumen Technology can offer you Class I and Class II (Type A2, B1, B2) BSCs from Esco.