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Cleaning a biosafety cabinet is an important function in terms of both containment and sterility. Aseptic technique and daily decontamination will eliminate the majority of contaminants.  In addition, periodic and thorough decontamination routines is recommended by the manufacturer and is a good laboratory practice to reduce wear on the equipment and provide greater safety to you, your samples, and the environment.

In Accordance wtih OSHA

Properly maintained Biosafety Cabinets, when used in conjunction with good microbiological techniques, provide an effective containment system for safe manipulation of moderate and high risk infectious agents. Biosafety cabinets protect laboratory workers and the immediate lab environment from infectious aerosols generated within the cabinet.  They must be certified when installed, and whenever they are moved (at least annually).

Employers should ensure that a risk assessment has been completed and approved for the work to be conducted and to identify the class and type of BSC needed for the operation procedure.

Even the highest quality centrifuge can deliver sub optimal results if it is not suited for your application. It is important to consider centrifuge components and features before you buy so that you can get equipment that is right for your specific needs.  

Rotors: Fixed Angle and Swing Out rotors are the most common styles for benchtop, low-speed, and high-speed floor model centrifuge applications.  When it comes to centrifuge rotors, there are several things that you should consider when you are trying to determine which type of rotor is best for you.

Of all the medical equipment found in medical laboratories, the Medical Centrifuge is one of the most common one. Almost all laboratories will have a requirement for a centrifuge, be it in a hospital, a medical laboratory or a private practice of some kind.

A medical centrifuge is an instrument that spins samples at a very high speed, forcing heavier particles to collect at the bottom of a tube. These instruments are used for separating the cellular components of blood from the liquid, so the liquid can be used for testing, and they vary in size, capacity and speed capability. They usually have a speed capacity of 0 – 2000 rpm’s and can hold tubes ranging in size from 5 ml to 50 ml.