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Investing in Your Lab’s Safety: How to Choose the Best Biosafety Cabinet for Long-Term Success

Join Lab Manager and our experts as we discuss the best biosafety cabinets to ensure the safety of your lab and personnel.

Biosafety cabinets are essential laboratory equipment designed to handle biohazardous material and are used regularly in various types of laboratories ranging from basic research to high containment facilities. Every Class II biosafety cabinet is categorized by a specific Type—A2, B1, B2, or C1—but how do you know which option is best for your lab? We understand that selecting the right biosafety cabinet is crucial for maintaining a safe and productive laboratory environment. 

This presentation will guide you through the ins and outs of the different Class II biosafety cabinet Types, including their respective operating procedures and capabilities. Understanding the differences between each Type will allow you to make an informed decision and ensure the safety of your lab and personnel.


Elizabeth Dille, PhD
Product Manager—Biosafety
Labconco Corp.

This Summit Talk was part of Lab Manager's 2023 Safety Digital Summit.

Lab managers are tasked with keeping their lab staff safe, which means anticipating and mitigating various hazards around the workplace. Heavy equipment, dangerous chemicals, sharp instruments, and mental stress all present varying levels of risk. Managers must develop a comprehensive lab safety program to protect their personnel, equipment, and products—this will help prevent tragedy, as well as benefit a lab’s bottom line by decreasing product loss and costly downtime. What are the steps needed to develop an effective safety program, and how can managers convince their staff to achieve compliance?

Lab Manager recently hosted industry experts who spoke on these issues and more during its Safety Digital Summit. Industry experts shared their personal experience and stories to help you achieve a safer lab. Learn the steps you need to take to properly assess levels of risk in your lab, keep your equipment in working order, and recognize signs of distress among your staff and yourself. Watch for free on-demand to gain the valuable guidance you need as you improve your lab’s experience and create a safer environment. 

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