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Biological Safety Cabinets Decontamination Procedure

Biological Safety Cabinets
Biological Safety Cabinets Decontamination Procedure

Cross Contamination Test, Microbiological Testing According to NSF49 and EN 12469:2000

Biological Safety Cabinets
Esco conducts microbiological containment testing according to NSF49 and EN12469 standards on its laminar flow and Biological Safety cabinet. For more information on the testing method, refer to Esco's past news announcement on the Microbiological testing laboratory.

Labculture® Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinets

Biological Safety Cabinets
Labculture® Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinets

Operator Protection Test, Microbiological Testing According to NSF49 and EN 12469:2000

Biological Safety Cabinets
Esco conducts microbiological containment testing according to NSF49 and EN12469 standards on its laminar flow and Biological Safety cabinet. For more information on the testing method, refer to Esco's past news announcement on the Microbiological testing laboratory.

Phase 1 : Preparation, KI-Discus Containment Testing According to EN 12469:2000

Biological Safety Cabinets
The KI discus test is defined in the European Standard for microbiological safety cabinets, EN12469:2000 as a test method for validating the operator protection capabilities of the cabinet.The principle of the KI discus test is similar to that of the microbiological operator protection tests. In the KI discus test a "spinning disc" apparatus aerosolizes KI (potassium iodide) solution into very small fine particles. The spinning disc rotates at a very high speed (thousands of rpm) and liquid is continuously deposited onto its surface by a peristaltic pump, discharging millions of fine particles inside the work zone of the cabinet.The following videos show the three stages of the KI-discus test, setting up the KI-Discus appratus, testing (aerosol generation) and viewing the results. Each stage is further explained in the video captions. Esco currently employs the KI-discus containment test on all its Class II Biological Safety cabinets.For further information on KI-Discus and industry standards, visit the Technical papers and bulletins section of our website.

Phase 2. Aerosol Generation, KI-Discus Containment Testing According to EN 12469:2000

Biological Safety Cabinets
The KI discus test is defined in the European Standard for microbiological safety cabinets, EN12469:2000 as a test method for validating the operator protection capabilities of the cabinet.The principle of the KI discus test is similar to that of the microbiological operator protection tests. In the KI discus test a "spinning disc" apparatus aerosolizes KI (potassium iodide) solution into very small fine particles. The spinning disc rotates at a very high speed (thousands of rpm) and liquid is continuously deposited onto its surface by a peristaltic pump, discharging millions of fine particles inside the work zone of the cabinet.The following videos show the three stages of the KI-discus test, setting up the KI-Discus appratus, testing (aerosol generation) and viewing the results. Each stage is further explained in the video captions. Esco currently employs the KI-discus containment test on all its Class II Biological Safety cabinets.For further information on KI-Discus and industry standards, visit the Technical papers and bulletins section of our website.

Phase 3. Results, KI-Discus Containment Testing According to EN 12469:2000

Biological Safety Cabinets
The KI discus test is defined in the European Standard for microbiological safety cabinets, EN12469:2000 as a test method for validating the operator protection capabilities of the cabinet.The principle of the KI discus test is similar to that of the microbiological operator protection tests. In the KI discus test a "spinning disc" apparatus aerosolizes KI (potassium iodide) solution into very small fine particles. The spinning disc rotates at a very high speed (thousands of rpm) and liquid is continuously deposited onto its surface by a peristaltic pump, discharging millions of fine particles inside the work zone of the cabinet.The following videos show the three stages of the KI-discus test, setting up the KI-Discus appratus, testing (aerosol generation) and viewing the results. Each stage is further explained in the video captions. Esco currently employs the KI-discus containment test on all its Class II Biological Safety cabinets.For further information on KI-Discus and industry standards, visit the Technical papers and bulletins section of our website.

Product Protection Test, Microbiological Testing According to NSF49 and EN 12469:2000

Biological Safety Cabinets
Esco conducts microbiological containment testing according to NSF49 and EN12469 standards on its laminar flow and Biological Safety cabinet. For more information on the testing method, refer to Esco's past news announcement on the Microbiological testing laboratory.

Safe Use of Biological Safety Cabinets Video

Biological Safety Cabinets
An instructional video from Esco Biotech detailing out the standard procedures to follow when working in Class II Biological Safety Cabinet. Providing step-by-step instructions starting from properly planning your work in a Biological Safety Cabinet, do's and don't's while working in the Biological Safety Cabinet to how to shut down the cabinet at the end of your process.