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Open flame use in a Class II Biological Safety Cabinet

Brian Garrett 2013By Brian Garrett, LEED Green Associate, Product Manager
On Wednesday, August 31, 2011
In Articles

UPDATE! This article has been replaced by a newer, more informative version. Please read:

4 Reasons NOT to use open flames in Biosafety Cabinets

A Class II Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC) uses HEPA filtered, laminar airflow to provide operator, environmental and sample protection. For the purpose of sterility, HEPA filters are typically rated at 99.99+% efficiency for particles 0.3 micron in size.

Typical microbiological procedures often utilize Bunsen burners or other open flames to sterilize and/or reduce cross contamination; however, the use of such open flames inside of a BSC is not recommended for several reasons...

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Biological Safety Cabinets & Enclosures

Class I and Class II biological safety cabinets are suitable for use with agents that require Biosafety Level 1, 2 or 3 containment.

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