A biosafety cabinet for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) work is laboratory equipment that confers a work area enclosed on three sides, and that provides the controlled space necessary to perform DNA and RNA amplification. These work cabinets, used in molecular biology laboratories, avoid cross contamination between samples, as well as damage to the operator and the laboratory environment.
More specifically, we could say that PCR biosafety cabinets provide a contamination-free environment for the detection of more sensitive DNA / RNA segments.
Regarding its structure, it can be said that the safety glass sheet provides maximum optical capacity to manipulators when amplifying cellular components. The quality of the air inside the cabinets is sustained (like free air or with circulators and filters) to guarantee that there are no particles that could impact against the samples and experiments. They also have cabinets that emit intense ultraviolet light in timed increments, thus facilitating the sterilization of the environment.
The CDC and WHO currently recommend the use of class II biosafety cabinets, either type A2 or C1, including type B2.
Features and Benefits of a PCR Biosafety Cabinet
- Provides a sterile work area for aseptic techniques.
- They have a high efficiency blower.
- Low consumption LED lighting.
- Vertical laminar airflow with HEPA filtration.
- Equipped with a germicidal UV lamp for decontamination.
- 360 degree visibility with UV absorbing polycarbonate construction.
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Our biosafety cabinets provide HEPA filtered vertical laminar flow to purge the work area of contaminants between amplifications and during preparatory procedures. This is complemented by a UV decontamination technology, which provides superior protection against cross contamination within the main chamber, thus making it a contamination free zone suitable for RT-PCR. So we invite you to take a look at: HERE