Biosafety cabinets are a vital part of research, hospital, and industry laboratories worldwide, creating a clean and ventilated workspace for research, development, diagnosis, and drug preparation.
After multiple successful facility projects across the world, Extract Technology were approached by a major Pharmaceutical Company and given the challenge to update the older generation of containment equipment from 1990’s technology to the advanced technology available today.
“Closed system filling” is a new set of processing controls appropriate for a sterile filling process that eliminates potential microbiological contamination from environmental and operator sources through the use of closed systems. This is an automated sterile connector technology by which presterilized closed containers are filled through an engineered and controlled passage enabling the filled product, the internal container and the closure system surfaces to avoid exposure to the background environment.
Training courses provided by the Bosch Packaging Academy support Alcon employees to ramp up expertise for SDR sterilizers.
Over the last several years, Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC) manufacturers have lowered downflow velocity while maintaining inflow velocity in an effort to increase energy efficiency, reduce exhaust system requirements and lower BSC Noise and vibration levels. However, the lowering of downflow velocity may come with a consequence of greater lateral airflow movement within the workzone creating greater potential for cross contamination.
The purchase decision should not be taken lightly, or solely driven by price. Careful consideration is necessary before venturing into the used resale market for biological safety cabinets, or other laboratory equipment.
The purpose behind downflow booth design is to provide operator protection during the handling of potent powders. Clean air from the ceiling plenum is distributed evenly across the whole of the work area pushing any respirable dust generated downward and away from the operator’s breathing zone.