Relocation of the histology laboratory at UCL's Queen Square Brain Bank could have been expensive, without the selection of these ductless fume cabinets
The Queen Square Brain Bank for Neurological Disorders, Institute
of Neurology, UCL, recently required new fume cabinets for a
planned move of its histology laboratory.
Not wishing to have
capital cost of new laboratory ducting, the Institiute contacted
Bigneat Containment Technology for suggestions.
Bigneat says it
has considerable experience in the design, manufacture,
validation and maintenance of enclosures for containing hazards
such as particulates and chemical fumes.
Its cabinets are mostly
of a ductless design incorporating carbon filters for fume
These work by purifying air drawn through the filter,
removing chemicals, whether acid, base, solvents or otherwise,
and returning it clean to the laboratory.
ductless fume cabinets were selected for this application.
Kilford, senior research technician, explains "In the
preparation of our samples and staining of slides we use xylene,
ammonia, alcohols and formic acid.
"Using a general purpose
filter coupled with a Hepa particulate filter we can remove all