From its very inception, NuAire has been a company that is focused on putting you — our customers — first.
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 its customers' needs 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, restricted access barrier systems, ultralow 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 can 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. We always strive to provide you with the highest personnel, environmental, and product protection possible.
NuAire, Inc. Founded by Max D. Peters
NU-201/301 Horizontal Clean Benches
NU-407 Biological Safety Cabinet. First Modern Day BSC to Meet NIH-03-112c Specification
NU-408 Biological Safety Cabinet First Bench-Top Model BSC to Meet NIH-03-112c Specification
NU-410 Biological Safety Cabinet First Class II, Type B BSC to Meet NCI "General Purpose" BSC Specification
NU-415 Biological Safety Cabinet First Class II, Type B2 Total Exhaust Biological Safety Cabinet
NuAire Purchases First CO2 Incubator on an OEM Basis
NU-425-200 Biological Safety Cabinet First Two-Foot BSC
NU-425 Biological Safety Cabinet
NU-1500 CO2 Incubator NuAire Manufacturers First Incubator
NU-2500 CO2 Incubator NuAire Introduces First CO2 Incubator with IR Sensor
NU-420 Biological Safety Cabinet Class II, Type B1 BSC with Third Filter Design
NU-3500 CO2 Incubator. Three Gas Time-sequenced Incubator
NU-430 Biological Safety Cabinet First Bench-Top Class II, Type B2 Total Exhaust BSC
NuAire Purchases First Ultralow Temperature Freezer on an OEM Basis
NU-427 Biological Safety Cabinet. NuAire Introduces First Bench-top Class II, Type B1 BSC
NuAire Manufactures First Class I Air Balance Enclosure for the Pharmaceutical Giant Eli Lily, Inc.
NuAire Introduces a Complete Line of Small Animal Handling Products NU-605; NU-602; NU-607; NU-603
NuAire Develops a Complete Line of Polypropylene Products Including Fume Hoods, Casework, and Laminar Airflow Workstations
NuAire Imports First Ultralow Temperature Freezers from Japan
NU-4500 C02 Incubator First Water-Jacketed CO2 Incubator with IR Sensor and Controlled Humidity
NU-440 Biological Safety Cabinet First BSC to Have Electronic System to Display and Control Down Flow and Inflow Velocities.
NuAire Introduces Direct Heat CO2 Incubator
NuAire Introduces a New Line of Water-Jacketed CO2 Incubators NU-4750; 4850; 4950
NU-612 Small Animal Cage Changing System Introduced
NuAire Begins to Sell Third Range of Ultralow Temperature Freezers
NU-8500 CO2 Incubator First Over-under CO2 Water-Jacketed Incubator Introduced
NU-437 Biological Safety Cabinet Introduction of Ergonomic Design BSC