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Airstream® Biosafety Cabinet Installations at University of Illinois


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Figure 1. University of Illinois - Everitt Lab

Everitt Lab is the new home of the bioengineering department of the University of Illinois as this historic laboratory is undergoing $55 million renovation. The laboratory will continue to pioneer the knowledge foundation for the students to learn, discover, and innovate cutting edge applications of bioengineering.

The primary mission of this facility is to apply biomedical engineering principles to design novel biological systems. The department is set to guide the future generation of leaders and innovators of healthcare system by improving technologies through constant research to provide engineered solutions. Development of biomedical equipment for the diagnosis, treatment and patient assistance to solve medical and health-related problems will also be studied by the laboratory. Therefore, laboratory equipment that provide the highest degree of safety and quality are essential to support this mission

Figure 2. Esco Airstream Class II A2 Biosafety Cabinet


Esco Airstream® Class II Type A2 Biosafety Cabinets provides optimum user, product, and environment protection against biological hazards. In total, there are 35 units of Esco Biosafety cabinets, comprising of 19 units of AC2-4S9-NS 4ft A2 Cabinets and 16 units of AC2-6S9-NS 6ft A2 Cabinets installed in Everitt Laboratory. These cabinets were designed with large safety buffer that's suitable for educational research facility. These cabinets feature large performance envelope, airflow monitoring system to safeguard the operating condition, raised arm rest to prevent grille blocking, ISOCIDE™ anti-microbial powder coating, and ULPA filters that’s 10x more efficient than industry-standard HEPA filter.

Figure 3. Esco Airstream Class II A2 Biosafety Cabinet


Additionally, these advanced biosafety cabinets are energy-efficient, to reduce the operating cost of this educational institution, by using the latest generation energy-efficient DC ECM motor to provide 70% energy savings compared to AC motor, making the Airstream® series to be the most energy efficient Class II Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinets in North America. We are proud to support the next-generation of innovators in biotechnology, which we believe is one of the key pillars of our future.