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Los Angeles Biosafety Cabinet Testing and Certification

Biopharmaceutical organizations throughout the Los Angeles area understand the need for biosafety cabinet certifications. Through NSF and ANSI Standard 49, class II biosafety cabinets are accepted for all functions, acceptable materials, and design. The biosafety cabinet specialists at GL-Technologies works closely with biophrmaceutical organizations throughout Los Angeles for their biosafety cabinet certification and maintenance programs. Our team of technicians will come to your facility and perform biosafety cabinet testing to meet compliance standards set forth by the governmental organizations. We provide all certification services on-site at your facility to meet the requirements of NSF/ANSI 49-2004a.

To speak with the experts about your biosafety cabinet needs, please fill out our online form or give us a call!


Biosafety Cabinet Testing Includes

Inflow Velocity

Inflow velocity is the rate at which air is drawn in to the cabinet from the opening in the front for proper containment of hazardous gases which prevents the release in to the laboratory's environment. With the accurate measurement of the airflow velocity, the cabinet will meet the manufacturer's specifications and meet industry compliance. GL Technologies will evaluate and maintain the correct inflow velocity to help your organization protect workers and minimize the risk of samples getting in to the environment.

Downflow Velocity

Downflow velocity testing checks how effective the containment devices are working. It refers to the speed at which air moves vertically downwards in the cabinet. It is measured using an anemometer and required to have a specific range that is specified by organizations such as the NSF/ANSI or EN 12469. The velocity prevents the escape of contaminants and with regular testing will prevent any potential hazards.

Non-Viable Airborne Particle Concentration

During the non-viable airborne particle testing, the concentration of non-variable particles such as dust or aerosols are measured in teh cabinet to validate proper working capacity in filtering out harmful substances. The non-variable concentration testing is important to verify the containment system protects both lab workers and surrounding environment.

GL-Tec Biosafety Cabinet Specialists

The team at GL-Technologies has over 4 decades of experiences in providing biosafety cabinet certifications, maintenance, and repairs. Organizations both large and small rely on our team of professionsl who are certified and trained, and bring the experience necessary to get the biosafety cabinet certifications and maintenance required. We also provide Los Angeles Clean Air Device Certification services.

The Importance of Certification

While biosafet cabinets are essential for laboratory safety, their effectiveness can degrade over time due to factors including wear and tear, inadequate maintenance, or improper usage. Certification is the process of evaluating and verifying the performance of a biosafety cabinet to ensure it meets the required safety standards.


Certification makes sure that your biosafety cabinet complies with regulatory requirements. Different countries and regions may have varying standards and regulations regarding biosafety cabinet usage. GL Technologies assures compliance with these standards, reducing the risk of non-compliance issues and potential legal consequences.

Safety Assurance

Regular certification guarantees that your biosafety cabinet continues to provide a safe working environment. This is crucial when working with highly infectious agents or dangerous chemicals. A malfunctioning biosafety cabinet can expose laboratory personnel to significant risks.

Equipment Longevity

Certification also extends the lifespan of your biosafety cabinet. Regular inspections and maintenance performed during the certification process can identify and rectify issues before they become major problems. This not verifies safety but also reduces long-term equipment costs.

Understanding the Biosafety Cabinet

It's important to understand what a biosafety cabinet is and its role in laboratory safety. A biosafety cabinet is a specialized piece of equipment designed to provide a controlled, sterile environment for handling hazardous materials. It serves several key functions:

Containment: Biosafety cabinets are designed to prevent the escape of harmful agents into the laboratory and the surrounding environment. They use a combination of HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters and airflow systems to achieve this.

Protection: Biosafety cabinets protect laboratory personnel from exposure to pathogens or hazardous materials by directing airflow away from the operator and trapping contaminants within the cabinet.

Sterility: They maintain a sterile working environment, critical for experiments involving sensitive materials.

How Does a Biosafety Cabinet Work?

A biosafety cabinet (BSC) operates on the principles of containment, protection, and sterility for the safe handling of hazardous biological materials. This specialized laboratory equipment employs a combination of airflow patterns, filtration systems, and physical barriers to create a controlled environment. The biosafety cabinet typically features a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter that captures and removes airborne contaminants while maintaining a constant flow of inward-directed, filtered air. This prevents potentially harmful agents from escaping the cabinet and protects both the operator and the environment. A biosafety cabinet functions as a vital safeguard in microbiological research and clinical settings, providing a secure workspace for conducting experiments with infectious agents and other biohazards.

BioSafety Cabinet Education

The Important Role of Biosafety Cabinet Testing in Biopharma

In the biopharmaceutical research and manufacturing industries, safety and precision are of paramount importance. From developing life-saving drugs to handling infectious agents, maintaining a controlled and sterile environment is absolutely crucial. This is where biosafety cabinets (BSCs) play an important role. These specialized containment devices provide a controlled environment for working with biological materials, and their proper functioning is essential for both the safety of laboratory personnel and the integrity of the work being conducted. 

Investing in Safety: The ROI of Biopharma Biosafety Cabinet Certification

In the world of biopharmaceutical research and development, safety is the name of the game. The laboratories and cleanrooms where scientists and researchers work with hazardous materials must meet strict safety standards to protect both the researchers and the research itself. One important aspect in maintaining safety is the biosafety cabinet, a specialized piece of equipment designed to handle dangerous substances. To guarantee its effectiveness, these cabinets require regular certification.  Investing in biosafety cabinet certification can have a significan return on investment for companies in the biopharma and pharmaceutical industries.

About GL Technologies

As a full-service company specializing in equipment calibration, repair, and certification services for biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. Our team has extensive experience working with sPRT calibrations along with CMMS software, HPLC OQ validation, and fume hood certifications. Companies of all sizes rely on our team to implement, maintain, and keep their research and manufacturing processes compliant with regulatory standards. Other specialties include building maintenance systems, and mass spectrometry calibrations

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