Labconco has a ninety-plus year history of providing great products to the market and it’s no surprise that they have pioneered a new class in biohazard protection. This Class II C1* Axiom™ Biosafety Cabinet is the best biosafety cabinet option on the market, and here are five reasons why:
2) It’s the safest. When using chemicals, B1 biosafety cabinets save energy by recirculating a portion of the air. That relies on an invisible split of airflow somewhere between the front and back of the work surface. No one really knows where that split is, and some part of the interior sends chemical fumes outside while other areas recirculate inside the cabinet. (This air split is represented by the purple color in the image below.) With a C1 Axiom cabinet in B mode, the air split is well defined with a visible dished area in the worktop called the Chem-ZoneTM work surface. There is a clear delineation of clean work, chemical work, and dirty work from one side of the space to the other. Additionally, the Active Protection Protocol keeps the internal blowers running in the event of a failure to the building mechanical system. The blower runtime can be programmed from 0-300 seconds to push hazards out and give extra time for users to properly put things away and safely shut the sash. (The time can be set to zero if the failure condition is actually safer than putting the ductwork under positive pressure.)
4) It’s the most ergonomic. We already discussed the work surface Chem-ZoneTM that organizes the workspace for good work habits, but this biosafety cabinet can also be set up with an 8” or 10” operating sash height! Add to that a sloped front, 27” viewing height, eye-level color LCD information center, and a patented waterfall forearm support airfoil and you have the most comfortable workspace in a biosafety cabinet that you’ll find anywhere.
There are other great features and reasons to own the Axiom™ that I couldn’t fit in this article. Visit our website and download the full brochure, or contact a New England Lab representative now about this exciting new Labconco product!
* The new C1 designation is pending NSF definition.