Features | Partner Sites | Information | LinkXpress
Sign In
GLOBETECH PUBLISHING
BioConferenceLive
JIB

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

By BiotechDaily International staff writers
Posted on 29 Apr 2014
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.

Related Links:

NuAire
National Sanitation Foundation



comments powered by Disqus

Channels

Genomics/Proteomics

view channel
Image: Microcomputed tomography images (top) and histology images (bottom) of the knees of mice fed a very high fat diet containing omega-3 fatty acid supplement (left) or only omega-6 fatty acids (right) after a knee injury. The omega-6 diet showed abnormal bone remodeling and calcified tissue formation in the joint (white arrow). The omega-6 diet also showed significant loss of cartilage (red staining, yellow arrowhead) and increased joint inflammation (Photo courtesy of Duke University).

Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids Moderate Severity of Osteoarthritis in a Mouse Model

Researchers working with an osteoarthritis (OA) obese mouse model found that the fat content of the animals' diet contributed more to the development or arrest of OA than did body weight.... Read more

Drug Discovery

view channel
Image: Molecular rendering of the crystal structure of parkin (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Cinnamon Feeding Blocks Development of Parkinson's Disease in Mouse Model

A team of neurological researchers has identified a molecular mechanism by which cinnamon acts to protect neurons from damage caused by Parkinson's disease (PD) in a mouse model of the syndrome.... Read more

Therapeutics

view channel

Vaccine Being Developed for Heart Disease Close to Reality

The world’s first vaccine for heart disease is becoming a possibility with researchers demonstrating significant arterial plaque reduction in concept testing in mice. Klaus Ley, MD, from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LA Jolla, CA, USA), and a vascular immunology specialist, is leading the vaccine... Read more

Business

view channel

A Surge in IPOs Revitalize Investments for the Global Pharma and Biotech

Anti-infective drugs, oncology, and pharmaceutical contract laboratories attract the most investment up to now. The intensified private equity and venture capital (PEVC) deal activity in the global healthcare industry during the recession years, 2008–2010, witnessed a waning post-2010. However, the decline in deals... Read more
 
Copyright © 2000-2014 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.