An easy to understand presentation on the proper sequence of events to take when operating a biological safety cabinet from start up to shutdown.
Mammalian cell cultures have been around for decades—but they definitely aren’t going anywhere. They are increasingly valuable in drug development, for which the pharma industry is turning to cell-based assays for drug-safety testing because animal models are sometimes unreliable, or even inhumane…
Join Laboratory Equipment Manufacturer NuAire at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting taking place April 6 – 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. NuAire will be exhibiting Biological Safety Cabinets, CO2 Incubators, Ultra-low Temperature Freezers, and Laboratory Centrifuges. Be sure to plan a visit to NuAire booth 1533 to get a hands on demonstration of NuAire products and learn what makes a NuAire product a NuAire. If you would like to set up a personal onsite meeting make a request here.
Sunday, April 7 | 12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday, April 8 | 12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9 | 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10 | 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Join NuAire during the Annual PITTCON Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 18 through 21. PITTCON is the leading showcase for scientific and technical innovations for anyone who identifies, quantifies, analyzes or tests the chemical or biological properties of compounds or molecules, or who manages these laboratory scientists. PITTCON has evolved into a conference & expo that now also serves a diverse constituency encompassing life sciences, pharmaceutical discovery and quality assurance, food safety, environmental and bioterrorism markets.
While attending PITTCON, plan a visit to NuAire Booth 1403 for onsite product demonstrations. Our product experts will be happy to answer any questions relative to your facility/research applications. NuAire will be displaying a wide variety of metal free polypropylene fume hoods and casework, CO2 incubators, laboratory centrifuges and custom robotic biological safety cabinets and enclosures.
NuAire Products on Display
Show Dates: March 18 – 21
NuAire is exhibiting at Booth 800 during The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA December 16 through 18.
The ASCB Annual Meeting is intended for scientists and students in academia, industry, government, and higher education. Over 100 scientific sessions and 3,000 poster presentations cover a variety of scientific areas within the discipline. With opportunities to learn about the latest research and network with peers, the ASCB Annual Meeting appeals to the diverse interests of the international cell biology community.
NuAire will have on display the following products for a live hands on demonstration of features and benefits. Stop by Booth 800 to learn what goes into a quality product that provides your and your laboratory with the Best Protection.
- CellGard ES (Energy Saver) NU-480 Class II, Type A2 Biosafety Cabinet
- In-VitroCell ES (Energy Saver) NU-5841 Direct Heat Hypoxic CO2Incubator featuring Humidity and Zirconia Oxygen Control
- Glacier NU-9483 Upright Mid Capacity -86°C Ultra Low Freezer
- Awel MF48-R Multifunction Refrigerated Benchtop Centrifuge
NuAire is exhibiting during the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 2012 Midyear Meeting and Exhibition taking place in Las Vegas, NV December 3 – 5. Head over to booth 734 to get a hands on demonstration of NuAire Compounding Aseptic and Containment Pharmacy Isolators, Laminar Airflow Workstations, Biological Safety Cabinets, Custom Biological Enclosures, Ergonomic Accessories, Cleaning Supplies, and more.
Products on Display
New | NuAire releases an updated Working Safely in your NuAire Biological Safety Cabinet Presentation/DVD
Laboratory equipment manufacturer NuAire releases a new “Working Safely in your NuAire Biological Safety Cabinet” online presentation and DVD. The presentation consists of 7 Chapters, 8 videos in all to teach technicians, researchers, scientists, certifiers, and more the basic concepts of biological safety cabinets. Understand a biological safety cabinet works and operations. Learn the proper steps to take before you being your research. Acquire basic work skills while within the work zone to minimize air disruptions. Find the latest ergonomic advancements in biosafety cabinet design. Know what to do after you have completed your research. Acquire the basic knowledge on biological safety cabinet certification based on NSF/ASNI standard 49.
Learn the basics of how NuAire Biological Safety Cabinets are designed to offer optimal personnel, environmental and product protection.
Biological Safety Cabinets were designed to remove or minimize exposures to hazardous biological materials and hazardous particulates. It is the principal device used to provide containment of infectious splashes or aerosols generated by microbiological procedures.
Learn steps to take before you begin work in your Biological Safety Cabinet. A proper biosafety or operations manuals will specify practices and procedures designed to minimize and eliminate risks.
The use of proper procedures and equipment cannot be overemphasized in providing primary personnel and environmental protection. The Biological Safety Cabinet is not a substitute for good laboratory practice and proper aseptic technique.
Proper technique when working within the biological safety cabinet will minimize air turbulence and prevent splatter or unwanted spread of aerosols.
An important part of a safe work environment is making sure it is ergonomically designed to work with you, not against you. When you work in a NuAire Biosafety Cabinet, you’ll experience a comfortable, ergonomically designed workspace.
After work has been completed proper protocols must be followed to decontaminate the biosafety cabinet to avoid potential contamination risks.
Proper preventative maintenance, yearly maintenance, and certification are needed to maximize your products life as well as keep up to date with industry standards to eliminate safety hazards.
NuAire is please to announce the 2013 Service Training Schedule for NuAire Laboratory Equipment. Current schedule includes a variety of dates throughout the 2013 year that include Biological Safety Cabinet Certification Training, Advanced Biological Safety Cabinet Certification Training, and CO2 Incubator training. More Information.
Background: 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 lowering of the downflow velocity does not compromise personnel and product containment performance. Why? Primarily, by maintaining inflow velocity above a certain level as required by the standard, typically 100 fpm (0.51 mps). However, the standard does not require a specific downflow velocity and can be adjusted as needed based on the design parameters of the workzone supply diffuser and grill patterns (airflow distribution) to assure compliance to the personnel and product protection requirements of NSF/ANSI 49. NSF/ANSI 49 test procedures do test for cross contamination, but only at the workzone sidewalls, which doesn’t necessarily translate into the lateral movement of airflow in the center of the workzone. The result of these lower downflow velocities may be a greater level of sample cross contamination using traditional work practice guidelines.
A very interesting article from Technology Review Published by MIT where San Diego based company Organovo is printing human muscle with a 3-D printer. One of the images appears to be an old NuAire NU-425 from the 1980’s; a testimonial to NuAire’s quality commitment to long lasting products.
Article: Printing Muscle – Technology Review.