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Biosafety Cabinet Class 2

Class 2 Biosafety Cabinets are designed to provide protection to operator, environment and materials inside the workspace. These Biosafety Cabinets are utilized for containing low-to-moderate risk biohazardous materials. These Biosafety Cabinets have downward airflow and HEPA filters that re-circulate air providing required level of protection from microorganisms and aerosols. As these Biosafety Cabinets are extensively used in drug preparation, chemotherapy preparation, clinical research, medical and pharmaceutical sectors, life science and industrial laboratories etc. it must follow relevant application specific standards.

Different Names Same Purpose

A Biosafety cabinet is called by several names in research industry; microbiological safety cabinet, biological safety cabinet (Acronym: BSC) and Biosafety hood are such common names which are referred by microbiologists.

Types of Class 2 Biosafety Cabinet

In order to meet varying research and clinical needs, Biosafety Cabinets are designed mostly in 3 types i.e. Type A2, Type B1, and Type B2. Regardless of type, each cabinet provides the same level of protection. According to international sanitation standards, there are exactly same pass and fail criteria for all of them.

Now how do we differentiate each Class 2 Biosafety Cabinet? Each Biosafety Cabinet is differentiated by a number of factors some of them are amount of air re-circulation, air ventilation and negative and positive pressure. Before buying a cabinet a user must know the basic differences between these 3 types of Biosafety cabinets which are explains below:

Biosafety Cabinet Class 2 Type A2:
In this type of Class II BSC, approximately 70% of the HEPA filtered air is circulated through the cabinet, while 30% passes through an exhaust HEPA filter and is discharged.

Biosafety Cabinet Class 2 Type B1:
This Class II BSC, exhausts 60% - 70% of the HEPA filtered air, while 30% - 40% air is re-circulated inside workspace through HEPA filter.

Biosafety Cabinet Class 2 Type B2:
It is total exhaust type BSC, no re-circulation inside workspace; blower exhausts 100% of the filtered air.

Biosafety Cabinet Maintenance

In order to take optimum use of a Biosafety cabinet and maintain operational integrity, proper maintenance is essential. A Biosafety operator must follow routine cleaning and inspection schedule. As chemicals are extensively used in these Biosafety Cabinets, filter saturation should be checked regularly, if need replace it immediately. Other minor check-ups should be done on regular basis such as air flow, surface cleaning, motor, and lighting and electrical switches etc.

Customized Class II Biological Safety Cabinets

Bionics Scientific is India's leading Biosafety cabinet company, which manufactures and supplies most reliable, durable and energy efficient Biosafety cabinets following European Standard EN12469 and NSF Standards. These Biosafety Cabinets provide higher level of protection to operator, environment and samples. Our Biosafety Cabinets are available in 4 different sizes (3ft, 4ft, 5ft and 6 ft), designed as ducted or recirculating type and offer unique safety features. There are various design options and accessories available in order to make a Biosafety Cabinet adaptable to almost every application. Each Biosafety Cabinet is factory tested and delivers full value of your money, while remaining reasonable in price.


Class 5 conditions (class 100) per ISO 14644-1 and 2 10° sloped front for comfortable working
Produces less heat and energy efficient Highly efficient airflow management system
Lightening through fluorescent lamp Filters can be changed easily front side
Durable construction for long service life Durable wall plenum design
Easy to clean and maintain Powder coated MS exterior
Low noise operation Audio / visual sash alarm

Standard Sizes (Dimensions)

Nominal Size 2 ft. 3 ft. 4 ft. 5 ft. 6 ft.
Working area (ft.) 2 x 2 x 2 3 x 2 x 2 4 x 2 x 2 5 x 2 x 2 6 x 2 x 2
External size (ft.) 2 x 3 x 7 3 x 3 x 7 4 x 3 x 7 5 x 3 x 7 6 x 3 x 7


Inflow Velocity 105 fpm (.53 m/s)
Downflow Velocity 60 fpm (0.30 m/s)
Noise Level <65 dba
Filter HEPA filter 99.999% efficient (ULPA - Optional)
Particle retention 0.3 microns
Light Fluorescent light
Light Intensity 90 - 120 foot-candles
Controller Microprocessor controller w/ digital display
Body Construction Wooden / PCRC Sheet / SS 304 / SS 316
Table Construction Stainless Steel 304
Front Door Frameless auto sliding glass door
Pressure Gauge Magnehelic gauge
Blower assembly 1/3 HP, Single Phase, 1440 RPM motor, Capacity 1000 CFM, Pressure 30 mm WG
Exhaust assembly 300 CFM, ducting by PVC pipe with rain guard - Dia. 150mm
Certifications NSF/ANSI 49 (Optional)
Optional - Raised airflow grill
- Spare UV lamp
- Vacuum Tap
- Exhaust (LH / RH / Top)

Standard & Optional accessories

Service Fixtures Telescoping Base Stand Magnehelic Gauge
Stainless Steel Casters Telescoping Base Stand Magnehelic Gauge
Thermal Anemometer Service Fixtures UV Lamp
Thermal Anemometer Service Fixtures UV Lamp
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