Biosafety Cabinets

Class II Biosafety Cabinets For Pathogenic Samples

TION's class II biosafety cabinets isolate hazardous biological materials, preventing cross-contamination between the user, the sample and their environment. Ensuring your operators are safe & secure 24 hours a day.
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Biosafety Cabinets

Advanced Microbiological Protection

Our biological safety cabinets contain pathogenic materials across BSL 1, 2 and 3, providing a good balance between application flexibility and security. While the cabinet's inflow air protects the operator, ULPA-filtered downflow air produces ISO Class 3 cleanroom conditions to prevent cross-contamination inside the workspace (BS EN 12469:2000 certified). It's a proven, failsafe solution that prioritises the wellbeing and integrity of your staff and samples.

Product Benefits

Safe & Compliant

Safe & Compliant

Type tested & approved to BS EN 12469:2000 standards, with two advanced ULPA filters operating at a typical efficiency of @99.999%.
Low Energy Consumption

Low Energy Consumption

EC motors, 800 Lux LED lights, and our eco-friendly green-light operation mode minimise your cabinet's daily energy consumption.
Easy Clean Procedure

Easy Clean Procedure

Fully welded polypropylene build ensures ultra-low surface tensions and stain resistance throughout your cabinet (no silicone used).
Range Flexibility

Range Flexibility

Your choice of vented (B2) or recirculating (A2) models with manual or electric height adjustable stands (specification table below).
Maintain The Safety Of Your Staff
Our control software incorporates a state-of-the-art red light alarm system to signal an airflow fault. This functionality is especially useful in loud environments or large, unmanned laboratories where visual fault recognition is a priority. When alarming, the cabinet's internal light will be switched off and replaced with a red beacon until to make you aware of the fault.
Maintain The Safety Of Your Staff

Real-Time Data At Your Fingertips

Every class II safety cabinet we produce features a 9-inch digital display with intuitive touch-screen controls and navigational software. This top-down control system allows you to monitor the cabinet's airflow in real-time, providing accurate maintenance data. With motorised sash controls, a built-in red-light alarm system and annual commissioning timers, this stress-free interface is the perfect choice for lab managers and technicians who value speed.

Product Features

TION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet FrontTION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet SideTION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet Side OnTION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet WideTION A2 Recirculating Metal-Free Class II Biosafety CabinetTION Essentials A2 Compact Class II Biosafety Cabinet FrontTION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet WorkspaceTION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet TapsTION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet LipTION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet Ceiling
  • TION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet Front
  • TION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet Side
  • TION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet Side On
  • TION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet Wide
  • TION A2 Recirculating Metal-Free Class II Biosafety Cabinet
  • TION Essentials A2 Compact Class II Biosafety Cabinet Front
  • TION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet Workspace
  • TION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet Taps
  • TION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet Lip
  • TION A2 Recirculating Class II Biosafety Cabinet Ceiling
Energy-Efficient LED Lighting

Energy-Efficient LED Lighting

Sealed LED lighting offers eco-friendly, cost-effective 800 LUX illumination.

Lighting

Lighting is an important part of your biosafety cabinet specification. Our energy-efficient 800 LUX LED lights provide excellent clarity and last longer than older fluorescent tubes.

100% Corrosion-Proof Carcass

100% Corrosion-Proof Carcass

Polypropylene build materials ensure maximum chemical resistance in addition to simplified cleaning procedures.

Why Choose Polypropylene?

We often get asked about the practicality of manufacturing our biosafety cabinets from polypropylene, but the answer is surprisingly straightforward. In addition to its simple maintenance and cleaning qualities, polypropylene is mechanically rugged and features a high chemical resistance compared with metal and other plastics.

Your Choice Of Worksurface Materials

Your Choice Of Worksurface Materials

Easy-clean 304 stainless steel work surface comes equipped as standard. Optional 316 stainless steel and multi piece worksurfaces are available if required.

Worksurfaces

Our 316 stainless steel and multi-piece work surfaces provide a greater degree of corrosive protection and simplify the cleaning process.

Height Adjustable Stand & Casters

Height Adjustable Stand & Casters

Robust, height-adjustable stand and lockable casters ensure staff accessibility throughout the laboratory.

Designed With You In Mind

Our products prioritize accessibility to guarantee the safety & security of your staff under any circumstance. Modifications can also be made to the benching, control system, and exterior/interior product dimensions.

Programmable Red Light Alarm System

Programmable Red Light Alarm System

Our complete safety solution includes a state-of-the-art red light alarm system to monitor your cabinet's internal airflow.

Safety Made Simple

Our control panel’s unique red-light alarm system can be programmed to track air inflow and downflow, annual testing dates, UV light timers, and filter replacements. Contact our team for a free product demonstration today.

Programmed UV Sterilisation Light

Programmed UV Sterilisation Light

The UV light will only function when the cabinet sash is closed, preventing unwanted UV exposure.

Safe Workspace Sterilisation

Maintaining a safe and secure work zone is paramount to our product design process. Our cabinets adhere to industry standard EN12469 certifications and feature a programmed UV sterilisation light to remove contaminants between your working processes.

Product Specification

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A2 Recirculating Biosafety Cabinets

Model NumberBSC915-A2BSC1220-A2BSC1525-A2BSC1830-A2
DescriptionTION Recirculating Biological Safety Cabinet Class II Type A2. 915 mm (3 Foot)TION Recirculating Biological Safety Cabinet Class II Type A2. 1220 mm (4 Foot)TION Recirculating Biological Safety Cabinet Class II Type A2. 1525 mm (5 Foot)TION Recirculating Biological Safety Cabinet Class II Type A2. 1830 mm (6 Foot)
External Size WxDxH (mm)915 x 800 x 1500 mm
36 x 31.5 x 59″
1220 x 800 x 1500 mm
48 x 31.5 x 59″
1525 x 800 x 1500 mm
60 x 31.5 x 59″
1830 x 800 x 1500 mm
72 x 31.5 x 59″
Workspace WxDxH (mm)835 x 600 x 640 mm
32.8 x 23.6 x 25.2″
1135 x 600 x 640 mm
44.7 x 23.6 x 25.2″
1440 x 600 x 640 mm
57 x 23.6 x 25.2″
1715 x 600 x 640 mm
67.5 x 23.6 x 25.2″
Noise Level<56dB<62dB<63dB<63dB
Stand Dimensions WxDxH (mm)915 x 780 x 7041220 x 780 x 7041525 x 780 x 7041830 x 780 x 704
Front Sash Max Opening (mm)505 mm / 19.9"505 mm / 19.9"505 mm / 19.9"505 mm / 19.9"
Front Sash Working Height (mm)200 mm / 7.9"200 mm / 7.9"200 mm / 7.9"200 mm / 7.9"
CertificationClass 100/ISO 5Class 100/ISO 5Class 100/ISO 5Class 100/ISO 5
Downflow Air Velocity0.33 m/s, 60 fpm0.33 m/s, 60 fpm0.33 m/s, 60 fpm0.33 m/s, 60 fpm
Inflow Air Velocity0.5 m/s, 100 fpm0.5 m/s, 100 fpm0.5 m/s, 100 fpm0.5 m/s, 100 fpm
Airflow Pattern70% circulation, 30% exhaust70% circulation, 30% exhaust70% circulation, 30% exhaust70% circulation, 30% exhaust
Cabinet MaterialWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropylene
Work Table Material304 stainless steel304 stainless steel304 stainless steel304 stainless steel
Filter Types2 x ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)2 x ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)2 x ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)2 x ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)
Control System9" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, optional particle monitoring system, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode9" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, optional particle monitoring system, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode9" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, optional particle monitoring system, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode9" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, optional particle monitoring system, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode
Power Supply Options115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase
Illumination800 LUX, eco-friendly LED lighting800 LUX, eco-friendly LED lighting800 LUX, eco-friendly LED lighting800 LUX, eco-friendly LED lighting
Customisation OptionsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and standsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and standsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and standsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and stands

A2 Recirculating Metal-Free Biosafety Cabinets

Model NumberBSC915-A2-MFBSC1220-A2-MFBSC1525-A2-MFBSC1830-A2-MF
DescriptionTION Metal-Free Biological Safety Cabinet Class II Type A2. 915 mm (3 foot)TION Metal-Free Biological Safety Cabinet Class II Type A2. 1220 mm (4 foot)TION Metal-Free Biological Safety Cabinet Class II Type A2. 1525 mm (5 foot)TION Metal-Free Biological Safety Cabinet Class II Type A2. 1830 mm (6 foot)
External Size WxDxH (mm)915 x 800 x 1500 mm
36 x 31.5 x 59″
1220 x 800 x 1500 mm
48 x 31.5 x 59″
1525 x 800 x 1500 mm
60 x 31.5 x 59″
1830 x 800 x 1500 mm
72 x 31.5 x 59″
Workspace WxDxH (mm)835 x 600 x 630 mm
32.8 x 23.6 x 24.8″
1135 x 600 x 630 mm
44.7 x 23.6 x 24.8″
1440 x 600 x 630 mm
57 x 23.6 x 24.8″
1715 x 600 x 630 mm
67.5 x 23.6 x 24.8″
Noise Level<55dB<55dB<57dB<63dB
Stand Dimensions WxDxH (mm)915 x 780 x 7041220 x 780 x 7041525 x 780 x 7041830 x 780 x 704
Front Sash Max Opening (mm)505 mm / 19.9"505 mm / 19.9"505 mm / 19.9"505 mm / 19.9"
Front Sash Working Height (mm)200 mm / 7.9"200 mm / 7.9"200 mm / 7.9"200 mm / 7.9"
CertificationClass 100/ISO 5Class 100/ISO 5Class 100/ISO 5Class 100/ISO 5
Downflow Air Velocity0.33 m/s, 60 FPm0.33 m/s, 60 FPm0.33 m/s, 60 FPm0.33 m/s, 60 FPm
Inflow Air Velocity0.5 m/s, 100 fpm0.5 m/s, 100 fpm0.5 m/s, 100 fpm0.5 m/s, 100 fpm
Airflow Pattern70% circulation, 30% exhaust70% circulation, 30% exhaust70% circulation, 30% exhaust70% circulation, 30% exhaust
Cabinet MaterialWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropylene
Work Table MaterialWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropylene
Filter Types2 x ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)2 x ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)2 x ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)2 x ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)
Control System9" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, optional particle monitoring system, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode9" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, optional particle monitoring system, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode9" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, optional particle monitoring system, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode9" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, optional particle monitoring system, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode
Power Supply Options115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase
Illumination800 LUX, Eco-friendly LED lighting800 LUX, Eco-friendly LED lighting800 LUX, Eco-friendly LED lighting800 LUX, Eco-friendly LED lighting
Customisation OptionsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and standsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and standsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and standsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and stands
A2 Essentials Compact Biosafety Cabinets

Model NumberBSC800-A2-ECBSC1200-A2-ECBSC1500-A2-ECBSC1800-A2-EC
DescriptionTION Essentials Compact Biological Safety Cabinet Class II Type A2. 800 mmTION Essentials Compact Biological Safety Cabinet Class II Type A2. 1200 mmTION Essentials Compact Biological Safety Cabinet Class II Type A2. 1500 mmTION Essentials Compact Biological Safety Cabinet Class II Type A2. 1800 mm
External Size WxDxH (mm)800 x 680 x 1220 mm
31.5 x 26.7 x 48″
1200 x 680 x 1220 mm
47.2 x 26.7 x 48″
1500 x 680 x 1220 mm
59 x 26.7 x 48″
1800 x 680 x 1220 mm
70.8 x 26.7 x 48″
Workspace WxDxH (mm)720 x 500 x 570 mm
28.3 x 19.6 x 22.4″
1120 x 500 x 570 mm
44 x 19.7 x 22.4″
1420 x 500 x 570
55.9 x 19.7 x 22.4″
1720 x 500 x 570
67.7 x 19.7 x 22.4″
Noise Level<60dB<66dB<66dB<66dB
Stand Dimensions WxDxH (mm)Available on requestAvailable on requestAvailable on requestAvailable on request
Front Sash Max Opening (mm)400 mm / 15.7"400 mm / 15.7"400 mm / 15.7"400 mm / 15.7"
Front Sash Working Height (mm)200 mm / 7.9"200 mm / 7.9"200 mm / 7.9"200 mm / 7.9"
CertificationClass 100/ISO 5Class 100/ISO 5Class 100/ISO 5Class 100/ISO 5
Downflow Air Velocity0.26 m/s, 52 FPM0.26 m/s, 52 FPM0.26 m/s, 52 FPM0.26 m/s, 52 FPM
Inflow Air Velocity0.44 m/s, 88 fpm0.44 m/s, 88 fpm0.44 m/s, 88 fpm0.44 m/s, 88 fpm
Airflow Pattern70% circulation, 30% exhaust70% circulation, 30% exhaust70% circulation, 30% exhaust70% circulation, 30% exhaust
Cabinet MaterialWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropylene
Work Table Material304 stainless steel304 stainless steel304 stainless steel304 stainless steel
Filter TypesULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)
Control System7" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode7" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode7" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode7" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode
Power Supply Options115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase
Illumination800 LUX, Eco-friendly LED lighting800 LUX, Eco-friendly LED lighting800 LUX, Eco-friendly LED lighting800 LUX, Eco-friendly LED lighting
Customisation OptionsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and standsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and standsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and standsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and stands
B2 Ducted Biosafety Cabinets

Model NumberBSC915-B2BSC1220-B2BSC1525-B2BSC1830-B2
DescriptionTION Ducted Microbiological Safety Cabinet Class II Type B2. 915 mm (3 foot)TION Ducted Microbiological Safety Cabinet Class II Type B2. 1220 mm (4 foot)TION Ducted Microbiological Safety Cabinet Class II Type B2. 1525 mm (5 foot)TION Ducted Microbiological Safety Cabinet Class II Type B2. 1830 mm (6 foot)
External Size WxDxH (mm)915 x 800 x 1500 mm
36 x 31.5 x 59″
1220 x 800 x 1500 mm
48 x 31.5 x 59″
1525 x 800 x 1500 mm
60 x 31.5 x 59″
1830 x 800 x 1500 mm
72 x 31.5 x 59″
Workspace WxDxH (mm)830 x 600 x 640 mm
32.6 x 23.6 x 25.2″
1135 x 600 x 640 mm
44.7 x 23.6 x 25.2″
1440 x 600 x 640 mm
57 x 23.6 x 25.2″
1715 x 600 x 640 mm
67.5 x 23.6 x 25.2″
Stand Dimensions WxDxH (mm)915 x 780 x 7041220 x 780 x 7041525 x 780 x 7041830 x 780 x 704
Front Sash Max Opening (mm)450 mm / 17.7”450 mm / 17.7”450 mm / 17.7”450 mm / 17.7”
Front Sash Working Height (mm)200 mm / 7.9"200 mm / 7.9"200 mm / 7.9"200 mm / 7.9"
CertificationClass 100/ISO 5Class 100/ISO 5Class 100/ISO 5Class 100/ISO 5
Downflow Air Velocity0.33 m/s, 60 fpm0.33 m/s, 60 fpm0.33 m/s, 60 fpm0.33 m/s, 60 fpm
Inflow Air Velocity0.5 m/s, 100 fpm0.5 m/s, 100 fpm0.5 m/s, 100 fpm0.5 m/s, 100 fpm
Airflow Pattern100% exhaust100% exhaust100% exhaust100% exhaust
Cabinet MaterialWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropyleneWelded white polypropylene
Work Table Material304 stainless steel304 stainless steel304 stainless steel304 stainless steel
Filter Types2 x ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)2 x ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)2 x ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)2 x ULPA H15 Efficiency @99.9995% @ 0.1 um (HEPA filters are also available)
Control System9" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, optional particle monitoring system, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode9" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, optional particle monitoring system, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode9" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, optional particle monitoring system, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode9" full-colour touch screen with low airflow alarms, filter change and service timers, optional particle monitoring system, red-light alarms (audio & visual) and eco mode
Power Supply Options115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase115 / 230V 50/60 Hz, single phase
Illumination800 LUX, Eco-friendly LED lighting800 LUX, Eco-friendly LED lighting800 LUX, Eco-friendly LED lighting800 LUX, Eco-friendly LED lighting
Customisation OptionsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and standsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and standsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and standsTaps: (water, gas nitrogen, vacuum, others), sinks, sumps, shelves, multi-sash, partitions, glove apertures, dimensions and stands
Class II Biosafety Cabinet Datasheet
Biosafety Cabinet Service Package
All of our class II microbiological safety cabinets feature twin ULPA filters for air downflow and extraction, a 9-inch touch-screen control panel, UV decontamination light, double power socket, stainless steel work surface and height-adjustable stand.
Yes, TION can manufacture bespoke biosafety cabinets. In fact, our clients usually require specific design modifications that consider the product's location and operating conditions. These include size adjustments, filter replacements (HEPA H14 or ULPA) and the unit's internal work surfaces. The manufacturing process we apply allows our design team to create bespoke units at no additional cost.
We have developed our own proprietary control system in-house. Our customisable solution includes industry-standard software functionality, such as lockable alarms, live airflow monitoring, sash height alarms and twin airflow sensors. In addition to a bespoke red-light alarm system, UV decontamination light, programmable timers for periodic tests, filter replacements and UV light replacements.
TION hold class II biosafety cabinet stock locally in the UK for immediate dispatch. Our project management team will deliver, install and commission your unit (or units) within seven days. If you require a bespoke design or size, this timeline may be extended at no additional cost.
According to the BS EN 12469 standards you should service your biosafety cabinets once every 14 months. This standard outlines the performance criteria needed to achieve certification. However, some organisations will choose to test their cabinets every six months to ensure their samples and staff remain safe from biological hazards.
Class II biosafety cabinets use HEPA H14 or ULPA filters to remove dust, bacteria and viruses from the air. HEPA & ULPA filters usually last between three to five years, with carbon lasting just 12 months. However, this depends entirely on the type and frequency of tests being performed. For more information on how to change the TION biosafety cabinet filter, please visit: Biosafety Cabinet Maintenance: How To Replace Your Filters.
There are two types of filter that can be used in a biosafety cabinet: a HEPA filter, and a ULPA filter. HEPA filters remove 99.97% of particles, viruses and bacteria from the air down to 0.3 microns. ULPA filters remove 99.999% of contaminants down to 0.12 microns. Either HEPA H14 or ULPA filters are suitable. TION's Class II biosafety cabinets all come with preinstalled with ULPA as standard.
We recommend fumigating (decontaminating) your Class II biosafety cabinet when performing substantial maintenance works (filter or fan replacement), relocating the unit, or after a hazardous event (for example, after the accidental spillage of a toxic material or biological substance).
The first priority before moving the cabinet is cabinet fumigation (commonly referred to as decontamination). To prevent the spread of infectious contaminants, we recommend fumigating your biosafety cabinet before moving the unit. You should also ensure you have enough "dead space" around the unit to maximise performance. If you have a Class II B2 biosafety cabinet, repositioning your extraction duct will also need to be considered.
A biosafety cabinet (BSC) is an enclosed containment device designed to house hazardous biological materials. The primary function of a BSC is to protect the user from particulates, viruses and bacteria. There are three classes of biosafety cabinet available, Class I, Class II, and Class III. TION specialise in manufacturing Class II biosafety cabinets. These units insulate the sample from contamination via external sources and protect the operator.
A biosafety cabinet removes airborne particles, viruses and bacteria through high-capacity HEPA or ULPA filters for personnel, product and environmental protection. An internal fan draws air through the sash of the cabinet. 70% of the air is recirculated through a HEPA filter with downflow air blown over the sample in a smooth laminar flow. 30% of the air is vented back into the room or, with a Class II B2 biosafety cabinet, extracted to the atmosphere.
A Class I biosafety cabinet is defined as "a ventilated unit for personnel and environmental protection". These cabinets do not prevent sample contamination or manipulation. However, a Class II Biosafety cabinet or Class II BSC protects both the user and the sample, allowing the operator to experiment with a broader range of biological materials and prevent cross contamination. For more information, please visit: The differences between a class I & class II biosafety cabinet.
No. Although Class I, Class II and Class III biosafety cabinets can facilitate a broad range of biological materials, they are not designed for chemical use. In this instance TION would only recommend purchasing a ducted or ductless fume cupboard.
Installing a Class II biosafety cabinet is usually a simple process. It's the biosafety equivalent of a modern-day plug-and-play system and allows engineers to position and commission the cabinet without ductwork. As such it can be installed in a day. A Class II B2 biosafety cabinet is the exception to this rule. As it is a ducted unit that can take anywhere from two to seven days or more to install. It's important to note that all B2 ductwork must be maintained under negative pressure.
A Class II type A2 biosafety cabinet will cost around £4000 to £8000, depending on the specification and size of the unit. If you choose a ducted B2 model, this can increase significantly.
Customise & Build Your Own Cabinet
Our product designers specialise in developing cost-effective microbiological safety cabinets tailored to your demands. From customisable worksurface materials, filters and dimensions (height, width & depth) you have total control over the final product. Contact our team today for a no-obligation free quote.
Customise & Build Your Own Cabinet
Customise & Build Your Own Cabinet
Our product designers specialise in developing cost-effective microbiological safety cabinets tailored to your demands. From customisable worksurface materials, filters and dimensions (height, width & depth) you have total control over the final product. Contact our team today for a no-obligation free quote.

Clients

Exact Science
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"TION is responsive, consistent & professional. Their attention to detail is second to none in all aspects of biosafety installation, commissioning and maintenance."


Exact Science
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Facilities Manager
LGC
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"Very knowledgeable, and not only were the biosafety cabinets we ordered from TION made exactly the way we needed them, but they were delivered and installed within 48 hours."


LGC
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Head of Microbiology
Prenetics
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"This project has definitely been a learning curve for me and from the very first phone conversation your knowledge, calm nature and expertise put me completely at ease."


Prenetics
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Lab Manager
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