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Micro Biosafety Cabinets for Biological Risk Level 3 Operator Protection

Apr 02 2020 Read 632 Times

The research activity on Covid-19 has led to an increased demand of advanced technological laboratory equipment designed to provide high-level of safety. Telstar has reinforced the production of Bio II Advance Plus and BiOptima, the new generation of Class II Microbiological Safety Cabinets (MSC) designed for use in high-risk microbiological research and high toxicity applications in laboratories and hospitals, to ensure the maximum level of operator protection.

The Covid-19 is a specimen identified as a biological agent in risk group 3 therefore it must be handled in Class II type A2 Biological Safety Cabinets within a safety level 3 (BSL-3) containment laboratory environment. Biosafety Level 3 pathogenic agents are those microorganisms that can cause serious illness in humans and as such constitute a grave danger to personnel, with a high possibility of transfer to other people who, nevertheless, responds positively to an effective treatment or prophylaxis.

The Telstar Class II Microbiological Safety Cabinets intended for the manipulation of microorganisms with biological risk levels 2 and 3, the Bio II Advance Plus and BiOptima, offer such high-efficiency biological protection that prevents direct contact between the sample and the operator. Designed in accordance with the European EN 12469 standard for Microbiological Safety Cabinets and certified by TUV Nord in Hamburg (Germany), these cabinets have been produced for use in high-risk microbiological research and high toxicity applications in laboratories and hospitals.

BiOptima provides operator protection with the inflow air barrier, product protection thanks to HEPA-filtered laminar downflow in the working area and environmental protection through the exhaust HEPA filter. Furthermore, the compact Bio II Advance Plus has been designed to offer the highest level of safety for the product, the operator and the environment. With maximum containment capability it always guarantees to provide maximum safety.

All these series not only conform to the EN 12469 standard on Class II biological safety cabins (30% exhaust, 70% recirculation unit), but also comply to the main requirements assigned by NSF / ANSI 49 (Class II A2), JIS K 3800, SFDA YY-0569 and AS 2252.

Telstar also specialises in the development of integrated solutions for biological containment areas (P3) and mobile biosafety units.

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