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San Francisco Biosafety Cabinet Testing and Certification

For San Francisco biopharmaceutical and medical research companies looking for a reliable partner for their biosafety cabinet certification and overall equipment calibration needs, GL Technologies has over 40 years experience partnering with organization not only for their equipment needs, but keeping them comliant and the employees safe. We can help you implement procedures for certification for the requirements set forth for Class II biosafety cabinets in the United States are established by NSF International and published in NSF/ANSI Standard 49. NSF 49 includes definitions of the types and function, acceptable materials, design and construction requirements, and performance requirements for Class II biological safety cabinets. The biosafety cabinet specialists at GL-Technologies works with closely with organizations throughout Los Angeles for their biosafety cabinet certification and maintenance programs.

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


Biosafety cabinet certification is vital to provide verification that the cabinet continues to provide the personnel, environment, and product protection that the equipment is designed to do. GL-Tec provides ALL certification services directly on-site at your facility or laboratory to meet the requirements of NSF/ANSI 49-2004a Annex F precisely to the manufacturers specifications.

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Biosafety Cabinet Testing Includes

Inflow Velocity

Inflow velocity measures the air entering the cabinet and is conducted to check the cabinet's ability to create a protective airflow that will prevent hazardous vapors and substances from escaping in to the work area. GL Technologies will use specialized instruments such as an "anemometer" to measure the inflow velocity at different locations within the cabinet. This will test that the air is being drawn in to the cabinet properly to maintain a safe working environment for researchers and minimizing the risks for all lab workers.

Downflow Velocity

Downflow velocity is the speed at which air is directed downward from the cabinet's HEPA filters to create a controlled airflow area. Our team will measure the downflow velocity to determine the cabinet's ability to provide a sterile work environment to protect both researchers and the samples being tested. Our goal will be to verify the biosafety cabinet is working as needed and if we find any issues they will be identified and fixed so it works as required.

Non-Viable Airborne Particle Concentration

Non-viable particles are particles that don't contain living organisms, such as dust. We will measure the concentration of these types of particles to determine how the cabinet's air filtration system is working and its ability to keep a clean environment. This testing will make sure the biosafety cabinet meets the manufacturers' specs and general regulatory standards to stop non-viable particles.

 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.

Benefits of Biosafety Cabinet Testing for Companies

Improved Laboratory Productivity

Biosafety cabinets have features such as HELPA filtration and laminar airflow which protect laboratory workers and the laboratory itself from harmful substances by preventing contamination ebtween samples and containing hazardous gases. Because of this, scientists and workers are able to work with greater confidence as they can focus on experiments without worrying about safety risks and contamination. This leads to increased productivity and accurate outcomes, which continues the work for breakthrough discoveries.

Lifespan of the Equipment

Laboratory equipment isn't cheap! The lifespan of the equipment in the lab depends on factors that include quality of construction frequency of use, and maintaining protocols. With proper care, testing, and regular maintenance, biosafety cabinets can have a lifespan of several years to provide reliable protection for laboratory personnel and protection of the samples in testing.

Minimize Health Risks

When your biosafety cabinet isn't working properly, it can expose laboratory workers and scientists to various safety hazards such as allergens, toxit substances or even infectious agents. With regular testing, the filtration systems will work properly which will minimize the risk of exposure and protect the health of your workers.

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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.

How Does this Equipment Operate?

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.

GL Technologies Capabilities

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. We also serve companies throughout San Diego and Los Angeles with biosafety testing.

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



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