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biological safety cabinet

A term for an enclosed and ventilated workspace in a microbiology lab, which is designed to contain pathogens. They are classified according to the protection they provide and the pathogens they are equipped to handle.

Types, biological safety cabinets 
Class I—provide protection for personnel and environment, but not the specimen itself. The airflow may be ducted externally or filtered and exhausted back into the laboratory.

Class II—provide protection for both personnel and equipment as well as the specimen. They are subdivided into 4 types: A1, A2, B1, B2, which are defined by National Science Foundation International Standard 49.

Class III—deployed only in maximum-containment laboratories and specifically designed for Biosafety Level 4 (Hazard Group 4 in the UK) pathogens, which include agents that cause Bolivian and Argentine haemorrhagic fevers, Marburg virus, Ebola virus, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, smallpox, and other haemorrhagic diseases.
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Code CAB972 Class II microbiological safety cabinet - qty 2
For this purpose the EURL ECVAM needs 6 cytotoxic and microbiological safety cabinets class II and 1 cytotoxic and microbiological safety cabinet class II combined with a class III negative isolator with a vertical laminar airflow and physical separation between operator and product for weighing cytotoxic chemicals in the EURL ECVAM GLP test facility.
This project is for Laminar Flow Benches of the type Class II microbiological safety cabinet, intended for use in handling radioactive materials in the International Atomic Energy Agencys new Nuclear Material Laboratory in Seibersdorf, Austria.
List of local envisaged (indicative, excluding technical premises) Reception Decartonnage, : Storage : Cloakroom H : Cloakroom F : Sas D (between rooms and lock C) : Sas ZAC C to 4 isolators : Sas C to ZAC Microbiological safety cabinet, : zac 4 isolators : Zac Microbiological safety cabinet, : Local waste output (between ZAC 4 insulators and traffic) : local waste output (between ZAC Post microbiological and traffic safety) : validation, supervision, : Control-release : Office pharmacist : restroom.
Queen~s University Belfast wishes to appoint a competent contractor for the provision of inspection, repair and maintenance services to LEV Plant including Fume Cupboards, Extraction Systems, Clean Rooms, Microbiological Safety Cabinets and a Cat III Containment Lab.
Contract notice: Maintenance of microbiological safety cabinets and ovens efs -centre atlantic.
Intending the award of benefits State Building Authority Munich 2Klinikum rechts der Isar, construction of a new research building for Translational Oncology (Translatum)Place of performance Munich Furniture / Microbiological Safety Cabinets for a research building with approximately 7,600 m2 NF.
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Contract award: Maintenance of Microbiological Safety Cabinets, Fume Cupboards, Laminar Airflow Booths, and AFOS Tables.
The Crick needs to procure a number of Microbiological Safety Cabinets (MSCs) for the new facility.
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Contract notice: Maintenance of Microbiological Safety Cabinets, Fume Cupboards, Laminar Airflow Booths, and AFOS Tables.

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