The Automation Partnership (TAP) has introduced a mobile Class-II biological safety cabinet configured for the Fill-It automated tube-filling system, said to be ideal for contract applications.
The cabinet will ensure scientists can create a safe, aseptic environment to use Fill-It in different laboratories within their facility.
The cabinet features airflow and biological safety performance standards of a Class II biosafety unit and is designed for maximum user convenience.
It comes with casters and variable height adjustment to make the cabinet easy to move between laboratories.
This allows the unit to be manoeuvred through doorways and around laboratory furniture, as well as enabling surface height adjustment, permitting short and tall scientists to work comfortably with the cabinet.
The cabinet has been fully tested to ensure continuous airflow is maintained when Fill-It is in situ and its specially configured sliding glass door also allows fully protected, yet efficient access to the Fill-It system.
The cabinet materials are compatible with decontamination using hydrogen peroxide, therefore providing a safer alternative to formaldehyde fumigation.
These combined features ensure the cabinet provides personal, sample and environmental protection when using Fill-It, critical factors in maintaining secure, sterile conditions.
'The biosafety cabinet offers an efficient, cost-effective use of laboratory space because it provides a portable sterile environment for Fill-It and is ideal for contract applications where different cell lines often have to be developed in separate laboratories,' said Stephen Guy, Fill-It product manager at TAP.