Class II, Type C1 Biosafety Cabinets

The Axiom is an R&D 100 Awards for Innovation Finalist.

The Purifier Axiom Class II, Type C1 is the first biological safety cabinet that can be used in a recirculating Type A-mode for standard microbiological work, or can be connected to an exhaust system to function in Type-B mode for handling hazardous chemical vapors or radionuclides. Because of the efficient, well-defined airflow pattern over its work surface, the Axiom is safer and easier to operate than traditional biosafety cabinets.


The patent pending design of the Chem-Zone™ maximizes chemical safety by creating a large, clearly defined area within the enclosure, bringing peace of mind during chemical handling. Other features that make the Axiom safe and easy to operate include its ergonomic Inclination™ Technology, the intuitive MyLogic™ Operating System and Active Protection Protocol.

The Axiom provides protection for personnel, product and the laboratory environment by filtering hazardous particulates and aerosols, such as agents that require Biosafety Level 1, 2 or 3 containment, with the option of venting away hazardous fumes. Type C1 enclosures may also be used for a wide variety of applications that incorporate antineoplastic drugs, genetic material, carcinogens, allergens, or other airborne hazards.

Purifier Axiom Type C1 Biosafety Cabinet on Stand

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Class II Type C1 Axiom - Introduction

The Class II, Type C1 biosafety cabinet can convert between Type A Mode and Type B Mode-as effective as a B2 BSC at about the operating cost of a Type A2 with canopy.

Cost efficiency, energy efficiency, flexibility and safety for BSL 1, 2 and 3 labs, or BSL 4 labs with proper PPE.

Literature & Resources

  • Brochures

    • Logic+, Axiom and Class I Biosafety Cabinet Brochure

      This 40-page catalog contains an overview, ordering information, dimensional data and accessory information for Labconco Class I and Class II biosafety cabinets.

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    • Compounding Pharmacy Solutions Brochure

      Contains information related to selection of enclosures best suited for sterile and non-sterile compounding per U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) chapters <795>, <797> and <800>.

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  • User's Manuals

    • Purifier Axiom Type C1 Biosafety Cabinet User's Manual (2015-2021)

      Type C1 Biosafety Cabinet Models manufactured before June 2021:

      30441 series, 30448 series, 30461 series, 30468 series

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    • Purifier Axiom Type C1 Biosafety Cabinet User's Manual (2021-Present)

      User's manual for Type C1 Biosafety Cabinet Models manufactured June 2021 or later:

      30441 series, 30448 series, 30461 series, 30468 series

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  • White Papers

    • Class II Type C1 Biosafety Cabinet

      Discusses the disadvantages of current Class II, Type A and B biological safety cabinets and how the Type C1 BSC compares with them. Versatility, safety and savings are addressed. Provided a life cycle cost analysis and compares the Type C1 to A2, A2 with Canopy, B1 and B2. Authored by David Wasescha, Director of Biosafety Products at Labconco. 

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    • Controlling Airflow in Class II Biosafety Cabinets

      This white paper reviews the current technologies used by various biosafety cabinet manufacturers to monitor and maintain proper airflows as HEPA filters load.

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    • The Advantages of Using an Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) in Biosafety Cabinets

      This white paper explains the ECM motor in our Purifier Logic Biological Safety Cabinets and its advantages over PSC motors.

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  • Technical Manuals

    • Axiom Technical Manual and Specifications (Before May 2021)

      Type C1 Biosafety Cabinet Models:

      30441 series, 30448 series, 30461 series, 30468 series

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    • Biosafety Cabinet Technical Manual and Specifications

      Logic+ and Cell Logic+ A2 | B2 Biosafety Cabinets

      Axiom C1 Biosafety Cabinets 

      PuriCare Procedure Stations 

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  • CAD Drawings

  • Application Notes

    • Application Note: Safe Chemical Handling in the Purifier Axiom

      Abstract: A new Type of Class II BSC has emerged that will simplify the selection process and provide true flexibility in modern laboratories needing both chemical and biological protection. Along with 3rd party validation in biological challenges by NSF International®, the Purifier Axiom Class II BSC was put under ASHRAE 110 containment testing for chemical hazards to verify its ability to handle chemical hazards as well as a fume hood. 

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  • Installation Qualification / Operation Qualification

    • Installation Qualification/Operation Qualification for Purifier Axiom Series Biosafety Cabinets

      For validation of predetermined Purifier Axiom Type C1 Biosafety Cabinet specifications. Provides a checklist of installation and operation qualifications to complete when beginning operation on new or used Axiom Biosafety Cabinets. Includes 30441, 30448, 30461 and 30468 series.

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  • Declarations of Conformity

    • CE Declaration of Conformity - Purifier Axiom Biosafety Cabinets

      For 30441xx Series, 30448xx Series, 30461xx Series, and 30468xx Series Purifier Axiom Type C1 Biosafety Cabinets

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Biosafety Cabinet & Clean Bench Accessories

Labconco offers a variety of accessories to customize your Purifier Biosafety Cabinet, PuriCare Procedure Station or Purifier Clean Bench.