The BD FACSAria Fusion, can be purchased without a BSC system but can be easily installed in a BSC at a later date as a field upgrade. When the BD FACSAria Fusion is purchased without a BSC, the enclosed sample to sort pathway, the stream aspirator, and the optional AMS reduce operator exposure.
Protecting personnel, products, and the environment
BSCs are designed to protect operators from risks associated with exposure to biological agents in samples. These cabinets are among the most effective and commonly used primary containment devices in laboratories working with infectious agents. BSCs protect personnel and the environment from harmful agents and protect product (cells) from contamination.
The BSC controls the direction, volume, and speed of airflow to direct potentially harmful particles away from the operator.
Verified to meet biosafety standards
The Baker Company has verified that the biosafety cabinet designed specifically for the BD FACSAria Fusion meets personnel and product protection standards for a Class II Type A2 biosafety cabinet, the National Sanitation Foundation International Standard 49, the European Standard 12469, and the Australian Standard AS 2252.2–2009. Importantly, all microbiological testing was performed with the fully intergrated system to validate performance in an as-used condition.
The BSC controls the direction, volume, and speed of airflow to direct potentially harmful particles away from the operator. Air is filtered and circulated around the work surface, and a separate airflow at the front of the cabinet creates a protective barrier for the operator.
High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters remove microorganisms and airborne particulates (aerosols) from the air. Filters are placed where the air enters and exits the work area. Filters also are placed where a percentage of the air is exhausted from the cabinet and where the cabinet air is recirculated. HEPA filters in the cabinet support the removal of a minimum of 99.97% of thermally generated DOP smoke particles or equivalent with a diameter of 0.3 µm.