At OnePointe Solutions, we manufacture, sell, and install biosafety cabinets for all level of CDC and WHO designated biosafety labs. Working closely with our clients, we help them select the perfect configuration, materials, and accessories for their unique needs, and custom build biosafety cabinets to match their specifications.
For entire biosafety labs, we provide the same service, working closely with every level of BSL to choose solutions that help maintain lab cleanliness and material safe handling. Whether you need a set of biosafety cabinets or an entire biosafety lab built out, we can be your sole laboratory planning and construction partner.
There are 4 main types of biological safety enclosure found in modern laboratories:
- Clean Benches
- Class I BSC
- Class II BSC
- Class III BSC
All of our laminar flow cabinets and biosafety cabinets are manufactured in America, and are subject to the full range of testing required for compliant biosafety equipment. We are a member of SEFA, and have all of our stainless steel manufactured in house and approved by NSF standards.
Our range of lab cabinets include acid storage, flammable cabinets, chemical storage, biosafety equipment, and state of the art instrumentation and fume extraction equipment. In addition to BSL furniture, we also manufacture and install standard lab casework, lab benches, and a wide range of lab furniture options.
Biosafety Cabinet Materials
With OnePointe Solutions, you have the option to customize every inch of your biosafety cabinets, from material to color and shape. Once you decide on your ideal configuration, we will help you choose the perfect biosafety casework material for your specific application.
In biosafety labs, biosafety storage that is resistant to chemicals, heat, water, and bacterial buildup is most important. Surfaces should be smooth, non-porous, seamless, and hardy to regular cleanings and exposure to disinfectants.
Some of the worksurface materials we offer at OnePointe Solutions for laminar flow and airflow cabinets include:
- Epoxy Resin
- Phenolic Resin
- Stainless Steel
Biosafety Cabinets vs. Fume Hoods
A vital tool in biosafety levels 2, 3, and 4 labs, help to provide added environmental protection from the spread of airborne diseases, pathogens, and biological agents. Creating an isolated environment designed to contain potentially harmful or hazardous materials during the phases of research, fume hoods provide vital protection to laboratory and facility personnel.
Fume hoods draw air in from the laboratory and exhaust volatile vapors and hazardous chemical fumes through ductwork to the outside environment.
Biosafety hoods (or biosafety cabinets) are used to contain biological agents and prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses, like the coronavirus/COVID-19. Biosafety hoods use high-efficiency particulate air filters to clean and purify the air, then vent clean air back into the working environment to ensure the health and safety of lab personnel. Air entering the cabinet is also filtered to maintain a sterile workflow thus protecting the sample being handled.
In biosafety laboratories level 2-4, biosafety hoods serve as the primary containment equipment for infectious pathogens and toxins. While these cabinets are a must in BSL4, they are required in all laboratories working with infectious pathogens.
Biological Safety Furniture
Regardless of which biosafety level your lab belongs to, ease of decontaminating surfaces and lab benches is critical. Carpets and soft curtains are not permitted in laboratories due to their tendency to collect and hold pathogens and biological agents. Nonporous seamless materials on surfaces enable effective disinfection and cleanup in the event of a biological or chemical spill.
Similarly, choosing the wrong surface for workspaces in a laboratory can result in the collection of hazardous contaminants and biological agents.
There are a variety of laboratory equipment that provide workspaces tailored for the specific handling requirement of the sample: laminar hood, laminar flow bench, clean room bench, BSC flow hood. If any of these are specified by companies like Erlab or Labconco, we can supply and install this equipment from your specified manufacturer.
In a biosafety lab setting, you need equipment and fixtures that are resistant to heat, organic compounds, acids, and so on. Wood, laminate, and similar porous materials provide plenty of space for harmful pathogens to take up residence, and make the job of decontaminating lab surfaces near impossible.
At OnePointe Solutions, we offer custom furniture design to all our clients, offering them the chance to create the perfect solution for their lab’s needs.
Custom Biosafety Lab Design
Central to our success at OnePointe Solutions is our dedication to helping customers maximize their space. Our team of designers works closely with our customers to establish their unique needs and discover what their ideal solution might be.
Once we have gathered the information we need, we will create custom furniture solutions designed to perfectly accommodate the size, scope, and utility of your laboratory space. We offer tons of customizable configurations with optional add-on accessories so you can create unique lab tables, casework, seating, and more.
Once designed, your custom lab furniture from OnePointe Solutions is built right here in the U.S. and shipped quickly and safely to your facility. Need help setting up your lab? No problem; OnePointe Solutions can do that too!
Speak to a Biosafety Lab Designer
We offer comprehensive laboratory furniture installation services so you won’t have to tangle with your lab furniture until it is set up and ready to use. We will provide complimentary on-site visits and detailed architectural design drawings to help bring your biosafety or cleanroom lab from concept to reality.