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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 ...

Why the biological safety cabinet is no place for a Bunsen burner

posted on: December 5th, 2012

The Bunsen burner is a traditional aid to aseptic technique. However, it must never be used inside a biological safety cabinet, owing to disruption of the laminar air flow, possible damage to the HEPA filter and a high risk of fire. Aseptic techni...

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...

Local exhaust ventilation for biological safety cabinets

posted on: November 9th, 2012

In any laboratory situation involving hazardous biological substances, a class 1 or class 2 laminar air flow cabinet should be used. We at Contained Air Solutions Ltd (CAS) manufacture a wide range of recirculating and exhaust-type biological safety ...

Making the choice between a class 2 and a class 1 safety cabinet

posted on: October 26th, 2012

When working with biological agents, choosing the right laminar flow hood can be a difficult process. Evidently, hazardous biological materials require the use of a class i or class ii safety cabinet, but a number of factors need to be taken into con...

How a laminar flow bench can help the data recovery process

posted on: October 9th, 2012

The integrated circuits, CPUs and other components used in modern computers are extremely sensitive to even microscopic particles of dust, and must be fabricated in a totally clean room environment, in other words, one which uses a laminar flow of HE...

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...

Industry standards for HEPA filters in biosafety cabinets

posted on: September 7th, 2012

Every laminar flow hood depends on one or more HEPA filters, which work in combination with the laminar air flow passing through the cabinet to maintain a sterile, particle-free environment. Strict industry standards apply to the choice of HEPA fi...

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