BD Influx

Custom Cabinet Meets Biosafety Standards

A biological safety cabinet (BSC) designed specifically for the BD Influx™ cell sorter by The Baker Company, measuring 86.2 x 53.5 x 94 in. (219.0 x 136 x 239 cm) is available as an option. Biological safety in flow cytometry is an emerging requirement for core laboratories concerned about the potential accidental exposure of operators to biological samples.

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.

Multiple levels of control to match application and environmental needs

Verified to meet biosafety standards

The Baker Company has verified that the BSC designed specifically for the BD Influx sorter meets personnel and product protection standards for a Class II Type A2 biosafety cabinet and the National Sanitation Foundation International Standard 49. Importantly, all microbiological testing was performed with the BD Influx instrument placed inside the work area of the BSC to validate performance in an as-used condition.

Airflow control

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. Aerosols from the BD Influx sort chamber are directly evacuated into the high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters of the BSC, eliminating the need for an aerosol management option. The HEPA filters remove microorganisms and airborne particulates (aerosols) from the air. Filters are placed where the air enters and exits the work area. Filters 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 particles or equivalent with a diameter of 0.3 μm.

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