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Green solutions for tissue culture using a laminar air flow cabinet

posted on: December 20th, 2012

Vertical and horizontal laminar flow systems are already widely used in science and industry. The systems are now finding their way into the conservation arena, to help with such things as the propagation of rare orchids. The laminar flow hood is ...

WHO guidelines for using the microbiological safety cabinet for avian influenza A research

posted on: November 23rd, 2012

The WHO (World Health Organisation) Global Alert and Response Network (GARN) is a collaboration of institutions working together on diseases of global importance. This includes some of the world’s most dangerous pathogens, and so laminar flow d...

Equipment to avoid when using a laminar flow cabinet

posted on: September 19th, 2012

Combined with HEPA or ULPA filtration, laminar air flow protects the working area from microorganisms and other air-borne contaminants. The level of protection varies; a basic horizontal laminar flow booth will only protect the product from contamina...

Laminar air flow as an aid to product protection in the clean room

posted on: August 20th, 2012

The laminar flow cabinet (LFC) was introduced in the 1960s, to protect experimental areas from airborne contaminants during small-scale procedures. Also known as clean benches, they are widely used in industry today, providing a controlled environmen...

Buying a laminar air flow cabinet thatís both ergonomic and environmentally friendly

posted on: August 10th, 2012

The type of laminar air flow cabinet you choose will depend on its intended purpose, but whether you choose a horizontal laminar flow hood for handling delicate electronic components, or a Class 2 biohazard cabinet for hazardous biological samples, i...

Tips for choosing a laminar air flow cabinet

posted on: July 31st, 2012

Safety and sterility are primary concerns when purchasing a laminar air flow cabinet. However, there are a number of other important things to consider, such as ergonomics, energy efficiency, ease of maintenance and low noise levels. Here, we exam...

Tips on laminar flow for microbiologists

posted on: July 15th, 2012

Biocontainment is a major consideration for the microbiologist, especially where toxic or pathogenic materials are being used. The primary, or top level of containment is achieved through a laminar flow hood or similar device, a good example being ou...

What design features should you look for in a laminar air flow cabinet?

posted on: June 15th, 2012

There are specific criteria for every laminar air flow cabinet, whether it’s a horizontal laminar flow hood to provide a particle-free environment for electronics manufacturing, or a carbon neutral BioMAT 2 Class 2 safety cabinet for biohazardo...

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