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The Class II Biosafety Cabinet is mainly used for handling pathogenic biological samples or for applications that require a sterile work zone. A biological safety cabinet is designed to have: an inflow for protecting the operator, an ULPA/HEPA-filtered downflow which creates an ISO Class 3 work surface that prevents cross contamination for protecting the sample, and an ULPA/HEPA-filtered exhaust for protecting the environment.

Must-have features to consider:

  • Certified to NSF 49, EN 12469
  • Options for side panel construction
  • Choice of multipiece or single-piece worktrays
  • Equipped with DC-ECM blower for 70% energy savings compared to AC motor
  • Offers a broad range of sizes to fit any available laboratory space
  • Has stable and self-compensating airflow, despite building voltage fluctuations & filter loading
  • UV lamp for decontamination
  • Airflow sensor to alert the user if airflow is sufficient for greater safety
  • Alarm for unsafe sash conditions
  • Ergonomically-designed raised arm rest helps prevent grille blocking and create a comfortable working posture
  • Isocide™ powder coat that inhibits microbial growth


Class II Type A2 Airflow Diagram

Class II Type A2

The Class II Type A2 biological safety cabinet is the most common Class II cabinet. It has a plenum from which 30% of air is exhausted, and 70% re-circulated to the work area as the downflow.

Stated from NSF/ ANSI 49:2010, both the Class II Type A1 and Type A2 must have the positively-pressurized contaminated plenum to be surrounded by negative pressure. In case there is a leakage on the positive plenum, the leaking aerosol will be pulled by the negative pressure back to the positive plenum, and it will not leak out.

In the A2 cabinet, about 70% of air from the positive plenum is recirculated as downflow, and the remaining 30% is discharged to the lab through the exhaust filter.

Class II Type B1 Airflow Diagram

Class II Type B1

The Class II Type B1 biological safety cabinet has a common plenum from which 70% of air is exhausted, and 30% re-circulated to the work area as the downflow. This cabinet also have a dedicated exhaust feature that eliminates re-circulation when work is performed towards the back within the interior of the cabinet. Toxic chemicals employed as an adjunct to microbiological processes should only be allowed if they do not interfere with work when re-circulated in the downflow.

Class II Type B2 Airflow Diagram

Class II Type B2

The Class II Type B2 biosafety cabinets are suitable for work with toxic chemicals employed as an adjunct to microbiological processes under all circumstances since no re-circulation occurs. In theory, Type B2 biological safety cabinets may be considered as the safest of all Class II BSCs since the total exhaust feature acts as a fail-safe in the event that the downflow and / or exhaust HEPA filtration systems cease to function normally. However, Class II Type B2 biosafety cabinets require large laboratory spaces due to its installation system and will require elaborate ducting works.

Streamline® Class II BSC- E Series SC2-_E_
Streamline® Class II Biological Safety Cabinet - E Series

Specifications:

  • Compact-size
  • Energy-saving
  • Provides user and environment protection
  • Suitable for Biosafety Levels 1 & 2 Laboratory
  • Optional secondary H14 or carbon filter
  • Glass side wall
  • Available size: 4ft and 6ft
Streamline® Class II BSC- S Series SC2-_S_
Streamline® Class II Biological Safety Cabinet - S Series

Specifications:

  • Compact-size
  • Energy-saving
  • Provides user and environment protection
  • Suitable for Biosafety Level-1 Laboratory
  • Optional secondary H14 or carbon filter
  • Stainless steel side wall
  • Available size: 4ft
Airstream® Class II Type B2 (Total Exhaust) Biosafety Cabinets AB2-_S_
Airstream® Class II Type B2 (Total Exhaust) Biological Safety Cabinet

Specifications:

  • Dynamic Chamber™ Plenum design delivers quiet, uniform airflow
  • Double-wall construction with negative pressure plenums
  • Low noise level
  • Available width sizes: 3 ft, 4 ft, 5 ft, 6 ft and 8 ft
Airstream® Class II Type B2 (Total Exhaust) Biosafety Cabinets AC2-_S_-CN
Airstream® Gen 3 Class II Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet

Specifications:

  • Has CFDA Class III medical device registration certificate
  • Stainless steel Interior
  • Single-piece work tray
  • Stainless Steel sidewall
  • Equipped with DC ECM motor for up to 70% energy savings
  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor controller
  • Low noise level
  • Available width sizes: 4 ft and 6 ft

Only available in China

Airstream® Class II Type B2 (Total Exhaust) Biosafety Cabinets AC2-_E_-CN
Airstream® Gen 3 Class II Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet

Specifications:

  • Has CFDA Class III medical device registration certificate
  • Multi-piece work tray
  • Glass sidewall
  • Equipped with DC ECM motor for up to 70% energy savings
  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor controller
  • Low noise level
  • Available width sizes: 4 ft and 6 ft

Only available in China

Airstream® Class II BSC- S Series AC2-_D_
Airstream® Gen 3 Class II Biological Safety Cabinet – D Series

Specifications:

  • Stainless steel Interior
  • Single-piece work tray
  • Stainless steel sidewall
  • Equipped with two DC ECM motors for redundant system that provides protection in case of a power failure
  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor controller
  • Low noise level
  • Available width sizes: 4 ft and 6 ft
Airstream® Class II BSC- E Series AC2-_E_
Airstream® Gen 3 Class II Biological Safety Cabinet – E Series

Specifications:

  • Stainless steel Interior
  • Multi-piece work tray
  • Glass sidewall
  • Equipped with DC ECM motor for up to 70% energy savings
  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor controller
  • Low noise level
  • Available width sizes: 2 ft, 3 ft, 4 ft, 5 ft, and 6 ft
Airstream® Class II BSC- E Series AC2-_G_
Airstream® Gen 3 Class II Biological Safety Cabinet – G Series

Specifications:

  • E.G. Steel back wall
  • Multi-piece work tray
  • Glass sidewall
  • Equipped with two DC ECM motors for redundant system that provides protection in case of a power failure
  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor controller
  • Low noise level
  • Available width sizes: 4 ft and 6 ft
Airstream® Class II Biological Safety Cabinets (AC2-4K8) AC2-_K_
Airstream® Class II Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet

Specifications:

  • Certified to AS 1807.22
  • Single piece, recessed worktray
  • Equipped with DC ECM motor for up to 70% energy savings
  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor controller
  • Low noise level
  • Available width sizes: 4 ft

Only available in Australia

Airstream® Class II BSC- S Series AC2-_S_
Airstream® Gen 3 Class II Biological Safety Cabinet – S Series

Specifications:

  • Stainless Steel Interior
  • Single-piece work tray
  • Stainless steel sidewall
  • Equipped with DC ECM motor for up to 70% energy savings
  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor controller
  • Low noise level
  • Available width sizes: 2 ft, 3 ft, 4 ft, 5 ft, and 6 ft
Airstream® Class II Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinets, NSF 49-certified AC2-_S_-NS
Airstream® NSF-Certified Class II Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet

Specifications:

  • Single-piece wall
  • Single-piece work tray
  • Equipped with DC ECM motor for up to 70% energy savings
  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor controller
  • Low noise level
  • Available width sizes: 3 ft, 4 ft, 5 ft and 6 ft
Airstream® Plus Class II BSC- E Series AC2-_E_-TU
Airstream® Plus Class II Biological Safety Cabinet – E Series

Specifications:

  • Multi-piece work tray, stainless steel and glass hybrid side walls
  • Equipped with two DC ECM motor for up to 70% energy savings
  • Motorized sash window
  • LED lighting system
  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor controller
  • Optional H2O2 Injection Port
  • Available width sizes: 3 ft, 4 ft, 5 ft and 6 ft
Airstream® Plus Class II BSC- S Series AC2-_S_-TU
Airstream® Plus Class II Biological Safety Cabinet – S Series

Specifications:

  • Single-piece work tray, stainless steel side walls
  • Equipped with DC ECM motor for up to 70% energy savings
  • Motorized sash window
  • LED lighting system
  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor controller
  • Optional H2O2 Injection Port
  • Available width sizes: 3 ft, 4 ft, 5 ft and 6 ft
Airstream® Reliant Class II Type A2 Biosafety Cabinets AR2-_S_
Airstream® Reliant Class II Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet

Specifications:

  • Stainless Steel side wall
  • Single-piece work tray
  • Equipped with DC ECM motor for up to 70% energy savings
  • Easy to use Rocker switches and pressure gauge
  • Low noise level
  • Available width sizes: 3 ft, 4 ft, 5 ft and 6 ft

Only available in USA

Labculture® Class II Type A2 BSC LA2-_A_-E
Labculture® Class II A2 Biological Safety Cabinet

Specifications:

  • ULPA Filter
  • ISO Class 3 Work zone
  • Equipped with DC ECM motor for up to 70% energy savings
  • Dynamic Chamber™ prevents contaminants from escaping
  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor controller
  • Angled front (8.5°) to optimize user comfort and ergonomics.
  • Available sizes: 3 ft, 4 ft, 5 ft, 6 ft, and 8 ft
Labculture® Class II Type A2 BSC LA2-_L_-E
Labculture® (Low Noise) Class II Biological Safety Cabinet

Specifications:

  • ULPA Filter
  • ISO Class 3 Work zone
  • Equipped with DC ECM motor for up to 70% energy savings
  • Dynamic Chamber™ prevents contaminants from escaping
  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor controller
  • Angled front (8.5°) to optimize user comfort and ergonomics
  • Low noise
  • Available sizes: 3 ft, 4 ft, 5 ft, 6 ft, and 8 ft
Labculture® Reliant Class II Type A2 Biosafety Cabinets LR2-S
Labculture® Reliant Class II A2 Biological Safety Cabinet

Specifications:

  • ULPA Filter
  • ISO Class 3 Work zone
  • Equipped with DC ECM motor for up to 70% energy savings
  • Dynamic Chamber™ prevents contaminants from escaping
  • Rocker switches and pressure gauge
  • Angled front (8.5°) to optimize user comfort and ergonomics
  • Available sizes: 4 ft, 5 ft, 6 ft, and 8 ft

Only available in USA

Labculture® Class II Type B1 BSC LB1-_
Labculture® Class II B1 Biological Safety Cabinet

Specifications:

  • ULPA Filter
  • ISO Class 3 Work zone
  • Equipped with DC ECM motor for up to 70% energy savings
  • Dynamic Chamber™ prevents contaminants from escaping
  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor controller
  • Angled front (8.5°) to optimize user comfort and ergonomics.
  • Available sizes: 4 ft
Labculture® Class II Type B2 (Total Exhaust) Biosafety Cabinets LB2-_B_-E
Labculture® Class II B2 Biological Safety Cabinet

Specifications:

  • ULPA Filter
  • ISO Class 3 Work zone
  • Equipped with DC ECM motor for up to 70% energy savings
  • Dynamic Chamber™ prevents contaminants from escaping
  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor controller
  • Angled front (8.5°) to optimize user comfort and ergonomics.
  • Available sizes: 3 ft, 4 ft, 5 ft, 6 ft, and 8 ft

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