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Esco Airstream® Biosafety Cabinets for COVID‑19 Applications in Thailand


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The number of people getting tested for the SARS-CoV-2 is still increasing. New strains are mutating and becoming more contagious, posing a higher risk of infection. Medical personnel are at risk when handling infectious specimens for testing possible COVID-19 cases. Thus, it is crucial to use laboratory equipment that protects the operator from exposure to biohazards.

Newly installed Biological Safety Cabinets at Bang Saphan Hospital

Newly installed Biological Safety Cabinets at Bang Saphan Hospital (left) and Simummueang Market (right).

Institutions from Thailand have selected Esco Lifesciences as their provider of world-class equipment. One unit of Esco Airstream® Gen 3 Class II Biological Safety Cabinet was installed in Bang Saphan Hospital and two units of Esco Airstream® Biosafety Cabinets were installed in a temporary COVID-19 laboratory at Simummueang Market in Bangkok, Thailand to cater the increasing demand for COVID-19 testing.

The biosafety cabinets installed at Bang Saphan Hospital and Simummueang Market are certified to EN 12469 and are energy-efficient. They have DC-ECM blower systems that provide stable airflow and ULPA filters which are ten times more efficient than HEPA filters. The cabinets have an Isocide™ powder coating that eliminates 99.9% of bacteria within 24 hours of exposure and feature one-piece stainless steel with coved corners for ease in cleaning.

Read more here: COVID-19 Solutions