Class 2 Microbiological Safety Cabinets

Simpler, safer, quieter and more efficient

Class 2 Microbiological Safety Cabinets

BioMAT Class 2 safety cabinets from Contained Air Solutions offer operational simplicity and robust service performance.

Product details

The 6th generation BioMAT 2 brings together decades of experience in containment design to provide a range of Class 2 microbiological safety cabinets that are simple and safe to use and maintain, quiet and energy efficient in operation.


BioMAT 2 microbiological safety cabinets provide both operator and product protection for the routine handling of biological agents up to Hazard Group 3 (ACDP Publication - Categorisation of Pathogens according to Hazard and Categories of Containment 1990).

Simple to use

The BioMAT 2 range has intuitive controls with crystal clear iconography for ease of operation.  The 10cm x 6cm TFT touchscreen provides real-time indication of cabinet operation with a dynamic animated airflow diagram. The engineer’s menu allows rapid and simple adjustment of cabinet fan speed and UV light time function.  A simple four digit password protection offers users simple and quick security in maintaining cabinet operations.

Efficient operation

Energy efficient EC fan technology coupled with low loss filters, LED lighting and energy efficient controls provides significantly reduced power consumption. Typical running consumption is just 140W based on a Class 2 cabinet operational performance of 0.6 m/sec inflow and 0.35m/sec downflow. The set-back mode detects unattended cabinet operation and automatically closes visor to 50mm, extinguishes lights and reduces fan speed to maximise energy efficiency (BioMAT 2-S2).

Safe operation

Full width LED light function gives the operator unparalleled, clear and unambiguous indication of any airflow problem. An animated airflow diagram provides instant clear indication of any abnormal cabinet status.

Quiet operation

All BioMAT 2 models are equipped with EC fans. Additional attenuation, low pressure HEPA filters and noise reduction technology ensures the lowest possible noise levels. Typical noise level are just 49dBA (1200mm models).

Helping you reduce carbon

The new BioMat 2 Class 2 Microbiological Safety Cabinet has been awarded CarbonNeutral® product certification. We can make a significant contribution to our customers’ needs for verifiable carbon reduction within laboratory facilities.


Airflow Diagram

Extract air travels through the Class 2 front aperture before passing through a single HEPA filter for exhaust models or double HEPA filters for recirculating type cabinets.


BioMAT 2

The BioMAT 2 offers the proven 200mm fixed aperture design provided by all previous cabinet generations. The visor is secured by simple slide locks and closure is achieved using a night door supplied with each cabinet.


BioMAT 2-S2

The BioMAT 2–S2 offers an aerosol-tight motorised sliding sash front visor, operated using simple p/down arrows on the main control panel. The sliding sash is normally set at 200mm for standard cabinet operation but can be raised to allow passage of large items into the main cabinet working area or lowered to close and seal the cabinet as required.

The S2 visor also incorporates an anti-trap function that automatically raises the glass visor in the event that an obstruction is detected, and a set-back mode that lowers the visor to 50mm and switches off lights when the cabinet is left unattended to maximise energy efficiency.

Product Features:

The BioMAT 2 range of Class 2 microbiological safety cabinets provides a flexible design platform, allowing users to select a cabinet to meet their exact laboratory requirements.

• Fans

Latest generation EC fan technology provides reduced noise levels with improved energy efficiency.


Cabinets can be provided in standard exhaust, thimble, re-circulation or our unique patented TriMAT constant exhaust format to meet the particular application.


Tactile control buttons with crystal clear iconography provide simple, clear control of cabinet operation and functions.


TFT touchscreen complete with an animated airflow diagram provides real-time indication of cabinet status under all operating conditions.


Audible alarms coupled with large red LED light alert the operator to any cabinet/airflow malfunction.

Side glazing

Side glazing provides users with a bright, open working environment and a flexible solution for the addition of future services.

Front visor

Available in 200mm fixed aperture or motorised sliding sash to suit user preference.


Manufactured in grade 316 stainless steel as standard, worktrays are available as a single dished unit or divided sections to suit users’ needs.

Support stand

Fixed height, manually adjustable or fully DDA-compliant electrically operated motorised stands as required.

Product Specifications:

Our BioMAT 2 microbiological safety cabinets provide the following features as standard:

  • Cabinet construction - 1.5mm mild stee
  • lPaint finish - traffic white RAL 9016Inner liner - grade 304 stainless steel
  • Side windows - 5mm UV resistant toughened glass
  • Fumigation options - formaldehyde or vaporised hydrogen peroxide
  • Front visor BioMAT 2 - 5mm toughened glass with 200mm open aperture, closed for fumigation using a night door (supplied)
  • Front visor BioMAT 2-S2 – Aerosol-tight 5mm sliding sash front visor operated via simple up/down buttons on control panel, incorporating anti trap reverse function
  • Standard - type tested and approved to EN12469:2000

Exhaust options:

  • Standard exhaustDucted type with exhaust module incorporating single HEPA filter and integral anti blowback damper.

  • Thimble exhaustExhaust module incorporating double HEPA filters and integral anti blowback damper.

  • RecirculationExhaust module incorporating double HEPA filters and vertical or horizontal discharge grille for return air back into the laboratory.

"It gives me great pleasure to announce we now have three fully operational Class IIs in the new 12G Lab Area!  I would like to say a huge thank you to CAS for the continued support and brilliant response throughout."


Meeting standards

Contained Air Solutions is an ISO 9001 accredited company and a member of the Scottish Society for Contamination Control (S2C2) and the British Standards Institute (BSi).

Contact us

For more information on our safety cabinets, robotics and enclosures, or service and spares department, please fill out our contact form or call us on +44 (0)161 655 8860 for an informal chat or meeting.