Biosafety Cabinet Industry Standards have been published for 40 years or more providing the minimum construction and performance requirements for assurance of a safe working environment. By purchasing BSC's that adhere to international standards, customers can be confident that they are working with cabinets that meet industry guidelines.
The key standards used are NSF/ANSI 49 and EN 12469. NSF International is an accredited independent and not-for-profit organization that develops standards and certification program on behalf of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The NSF/ANSI 49 standard is regarded as the “gold standard” for biosafety cabinets in the US.
In Europe, TÜV (Technischer Überwachungsverein) Nord, one of Europe’s leading independent testing agencies that tests to the EN 12469, biosafety cabinet standard. TÜV Nord tests the majority of the biological safety cabinets that were previously tested to EN standard.