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2016 Product Resource Guide: Biological Safety Cabinets

Lab Manager's guide to purchasing a biological safety cabinet

by Lab Manager

6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Biological Safety Cabinet

  1. LABCONCO Purifier® Axiom™ www.labconco.comDo the samples/specimens/cultures need to be protected from environmental particulates?
  2. Are chemicals involved in your application?
  3. What are your size limits? Make sure the new BSC will fit into the doorway of your lab!
  4. Does your work procedure require any special modifications to a standard model BSC?
  5. Do you plan to use instruments inside the BSC work area?
  6. What is the lifetime cost of each BSC? That includes filters, service, etc.

What Biological Safety Cabinet Is In Your Lab?

Class I Biological Safety Cabinet 16%
Class II Biological Safety Cabinet 78%
Class III Biological Safety Cabinet 4%
Other 3%

Top 10 Features/Factors Respondents Look For When Purchasing A BSC

Durability of Product 94%
Performance of Product 94%
Safety and Health Features 94%
Low Maintenance/Easy to Clean 92%
Controlled Airflow 90%
Ease of Use 89%
Value for Price Paid 84%
Service and Support 82%
Low Operating Costs 81%
Warranties 80%


Looking for a New Biological Safety Cabinet?

Lab Manager’s Biological Safety Cabinet Product Finder utilizes a query-based system to quickly narrow the field of available BSCs to those that specifically meet the requirements demanded by your application.