Scientists working across biopharmaceutical, bioproduction and applied research applications have long depended on biological safety cabinets (BSCs) to protect themselves and their surrounding environments from pathogens. BSCs are designed to remove hazardous agents, such as viruses and bacteria, that can be harmful to the scientists and lab work involved in many of the lifesaving drugs and vaccines our world needs. With the possibilities for contamination being endless, having a BSC that you can trust is of the upmost importance.
That’s why we recently released the technologically advanced Class II BSCs – the Thermo Scientific Herasafe 2030i. As is standard with Class II, these BSCs are designed to protect the user, the environment and the sample. However, we have more than five decades of experience leading the clean air technologies market and providing powerful application-based solutions to suit the most demanding cell culture requirements, while meeting the most stringent global safety standards. This experience has allowed us to create new BSCs that offer the ultimate in protection and safety with an emphasis on containment, comfort and convenience. These highly advanced BSCs offer a wealth of new capabilities designed to optimize contamination prevention, user convenience and information management, including:
Smart Self-Monitoring Technology
The smart technology embedded in the Herasafe™ 2030i BSCs offers optimal containment and energy efficiency. These autonomous safety features help ensure continuous accuracy so you can rest assured that you’ll have optimal protection from contamination. Furthermore, the system’s electronic sash with fully hinged opening enables easy access for supplies and equipment, and simplifies cleaning and disinfection. Its push button simplicity allows the front window to automatically position itself at the opening mandated by regional regulation to help ensure proper working conditions.
Intuitive Graphic Touchscreen Interface
A readily understandable graphical display provides all the information you need from unit status to performance details. The screen also provides easy-to-read alerts and messages. The interface has been customer tested to provide easy navigation and convenient illustration of airflow safety and usage data – to address any lingering user concerns about functionality and to further protect you and your valuable samples. As a result, users can feel confident the cabinets are functioning properly to protect their samples and working environment, driving process improvements and reproducibility of results.
Energy Saving Design
With simplified operations and ergonomics, the new BSCs enable unique energy savings. For example, the SmartFlow Plus proprietary design automatically compensates unique energy saving dual DC blower motors to help ensure the proper airflow rates no matter the loading condition of the protective HEPA filters. At the same time, the DAVe Plus, our unique digital airflow verification system, validates protection by monitoring airflow velocities with independent pressure sensors, which detect and alert to any changes across the exhaust and downflow plenums. Furthermore, the energy conserving dual DC motor design generates less heat than older AC designs with double the usage lifetime and is digitally controllable for precision performance. The stand-by mode automatically reduces blower speed to protect samples with reduced energy usage until you are ready to resume work.
Built In Connectivity
These BSCs offer advanced connectivity, enabling most of the enhanced information provided by the touch screen interface to be remotely monitored and captured by web based or mobile app for subsequent analysis. This connectivity allows for the export of data to external data systems if desired. It also makes the BSCs ready for plug and play into the Thermo Scientific secure cloud for simplified information sharing with colleagues and advanced productivity with performance monitoring from anywhere, anytime. Plus, the BSCs have an embedded capability to be connected to the Thermo Scientific Connect by Wi-Fi.
As if these enhancements weren’t enough, the units also comply with the NSF/ANSI 49 Standards and EN 12469 Standard for Class II BSCs.
BSCs, especially those in Class II, are one of the most popular and effective types of lab equipment. These devices are recommended, if not required, worldwide for the safe handling of biologically hazardous materials. It’s our goal to ensure 360-degree protection for you, your product or sample and your environment 365 days a year, without any fears of cross-contamination. Come experience the Thermo Scientific difference for yourself and learn more information about the Thermo Scientific Herasafe 2030i BSCs here: www.thermofisher.com/bsc.