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PRESS RELEASE: Purifier® Axiom™ Biosafety Cabinets Earn NSF Certification

Shirley Hogenkamp 2015By Shirley Hogenkamp, Director of Marketing Communications
On Monday, August 17, 2015
In Articles

NSF logoLabconco Corporation is pleased to announce that the Purifier Axiom Biosafety Cabinets have received NSF Certification and now bear the NSF mark. NSF International tested the cabinets and found they met the materials, design and construction, and performance requirements of NSF/ANSI 49-2012. NSF International is an independent organization that acts as a neutral agency serving the consumer, government and industry by providing standards that pertain to health and the environment. NSF Standard 49, which was first published in 1976 and has periodically undergone revisions, is widely considered the industry standard for biological safety cabinets.

In June, the 4-foot Purifier Axiom Biosafety Cabinets were tested and received their NSF Certification. On July 30, 2015, Labconco received notification that the 6-foot Purifier Axiom Biosafety Cabinets had received NSF Certification.

The Purifier Axiom Biosafety Cabinet is the first of its kind to function as either a Class II, Type A cabinet or a Class II, Type B cabinet. This one biosafety cabinet is capable of handling every type of biohazard application. It may be installed without ducting in a recirculating Type A mode when no chemical hazards are present or in a ducted Type B mode for use with hazardous vapors. As applications change, the user simply connects or disconnects the Axiom from its outside exhaust and changes settings using the LCD information center and control panel.

Unlike traditional Type B cabinets that need a dedicated exhaust, the Axiom, when operated in Type B mode, can be tied into almost any existing appropriate building exhaust system. Since no dedicated blower and ductwork are required, installation costs are significantly lower than traditional Type B2 cabinets, and operational costs are cut in half.

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