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In 1971, the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland tested its biological safety cabinets and found that 80 percent of their cabinets failed to protect both personnel and products. In response, the NIH put out a purchase specification (NIH-03-112c) for a new kind of biosafety cabinet, and engineer Max D. Peters got to work in his garage, designing and creating a cabinet that would actually protect the people using it, along with the important work that they were doing. What he came up with ended up being the first modern-day Biological Safety Cabinet, and after he was awarded the NIH contract to make the new cabinets, a new laboratory equipment company -- NuAire -- was born.
Since its humble beginnings in Peters' garage more than 45 years ago, NuAire has grown into a leading laboratory equipment company focused on understanding the needs of its customers and tailoring solutions to meet those needs. The company's original product lines included biological safety cabinets and CO2 incubators. With input from customers like you, NuAire has added many additional product lines, including centrifuges, animal cage changing and procedure cabinets, pharmacy compounding isolators, ultra low temperature freezers, polypropylene fume hoods and much, much more. Today, our company operates out of three facilities in Plymouth and Long Lake, Minnesota with over 300,000 square feet of manufacturing space. With a state-of-the-art robotic sheet metal facility, we are able to deliver you custom, innovative laboratory safety solutions in addition to the standard products that we sell.
To date, NuAire has sold more than 100,000 Biosafety Cabinets to customers in more than 150 countries, and there are now NuAire products in use on all seven of the world's continents. Our products make lab work easier and safer, and our biosafety cabinets are celebrated for being quiet, easy to use and efficient to operate while requiring less maintenance. As NuAire continues to grow, we are committed to continuously improving our products and expanding our offerings, and we always strive to provide you with the highest level of personnel, environmental and product protection possible.
Choose NuAire as the safer choice for your laboratory.