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Next-Generation Bio-Safety Cabinet Provides Flexible Animal Handling Solutions

By BiotechDaily International staff writers
Posted on 29 Apr 2014
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Image: The NuAire LabGard model NU-677 Animal Handling Biological Safety Cabinet (Photo courtesy of NuAire)
Image: The NuAire LabGard model NU-677 Animal Handling Biological Safety Cabinet (Photo courtesy of NuAire)
Biotech and other life science laboratories that work with animals will benefit from a new line of "next-generation" biological safety cabinets.

The new LabGard ES NU-677 Animal Class II, Type A2 Animal Handling Biological Safety Cabinet and Cage Changing Station is manufactured and marketed by NuAire (Plymouth, MN, USA), an industry leader in laboratory equipment manufacturing for more than 40 years.

The NU-677 is remarkably flexible, being both mobile and height adjustable. These features help to reduce strains that develop from repeated movements in the arm, neck, and shoulder of laboratory workers. A pre-filter built into the back wall of the cabinet extends the working life of the HEPA filters by trapping animal hair and dander. Thus, the cabinet can handle a 300% increase in filter loading without a significant reduction in air delivery. The technician is protected from air-borne contaminants by an aerodynamic air foil that returns air into the front grill. The advanced motor system reduces operating costs by 40%, as it generates less heat and reduces stress while operating at lower decibel levels.

The NU-677 has been certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (Ann Arbor, MI, USA) according to ANSI 49. The National Sanitation Foundation was founded in 1944 with the mission to protect and improve global human health. As an independent, accredited organization, it develops standards and tests and certifies products and systems. In addition, it provides auditing, education, and risk management solutions for public health and the environment. The National Sanitation Foundation certifies the design, construction, and performance of bio-safety cabinets to NSF/ANSI Standard 49 and runs the Bio-safety Cabinet Field Certifier Accreditation Program.

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