The Class I Biological Safety Cabinet (“BSC”) provides personnel and environmental protection, but no product protection.
This cabinet is designed for general microbiological research with low- and moderate-risk agents. In addition, the work zone, which is typically much smaller than a chemical fume hood, is geared to working with biologicals whose process/procedures dictates the use of moderate amounts of volatile liquids, that are not suitable for recirculating cabinets.
It can be used to hold inside other equipments, such as centrifuges, harvesting equipment, balances, small fermenters, or procedures (e.g. cage dumping, aerating cultures or homogenizing tissues) with a potential to generate aerosols.