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BSL2+ with Biological Safety Cabinet
BSL2+ with Biological Safety Cabinet
BSC-II - Ceiling HEPA & Lighting
BSC-II - Ceiling HEPA & Lighting
BSL-2E - ALUMA-T Ceiling
BSL-2E - ALUMA-T Ceiling
BSL-2E - Equipment Corridor
BSL-2E - Equipment Corridor
BSL-2E - Sealant at Control Box
BSL-2E - Sealant at Control Box
Dwyer Magnehelic Air Flow Display & Carel pcO Display
Dwyer Magnehelic Air Flow Display & Carel pcO Display
BSL-2E - Incubator Exhaust Air HEPA
BSL-2E - Incubator Exhaust Air HEPA

Biological Safety Containment

We have experience in dealing with Biological Safety Containment Level (BSL) 1, 2, 2+ (or 2 Enhanced) and Level 3.

BSL Level 4 is a much-enhanced standard, and there are limited opportunities for this construction, and it does not lend itself to our preferred method of modular construction.

We do however represent TEK-AIR Systems Inc. who provides air control valves for BSL4 applications.

Attention to detail during construction is crucial to the success of any BSL Project. Our experience and the Flexibility of the ALUMA1 System are a great combination.

Biosafety Level 1 & 2 (BSL-1 & 2)

BSL-1 is used is used for agents not known to consistently cause diseases in Healthy Adults. The BSL is normally used as secondary containment, so the requirements for a BSL 1, are very minimal, and are typically a controlled area.

BSL-2 is used for agents associated with human disease,; routes of transmission include percutaneous injury, ingestion, mucous membrane exposure.

Normal Requirements are:

Primary Containment is a Class I or Class II Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC) located away from doors and airflow disruptions

Self Closing and locking doors

Sink for hand washing with an Eyewash Station

The availability of an Autoclave within the facility.

BSL-2 Ante Room with Autoclave
BSL-2 Ante Room with Autoclave
BSL-2 with Polypropylene Casework
BSL-2 with Polypropylene Casework
BSL-2 with Polypropylene Casework
BSL-2 with Polypropylene Casework
BSL-2 with Polypropylene Casework & Sink with Eyewash
BSL-2 with Polypropylene Casework & Sink with Eyewash
BSL2-2E with Low Temperature Freezer
BSL2-2E with Low Temperature Freezer
BSC-II - Return Air HEPA Filter & Pass Through
BSC-II - Return Air HEPA Filter & Pass Through
ALUMA1 Return Air HEPA Filter Framing
ALUMA1 Return Air HEPA Filter Framing
Return Air HEPA Filtration Scan Test Port
Return Air HEPA Filtration Scan Test Port
BSL-2E Incubator for Roller Racks
BSL-2E Incubator for Roller Racks

BSL-2 Enhanced or BSL-2+

BSC 2+ is a hybrid between BSL 2 & 3. Although it is not officially recognized it is a step up in containment from a 2. A BSL 3 use 100% Make Up Air and Exhaust Air increasing the operational costs significantly.

In the facilities we have constructed, we typically use HEPA Filtration on both the Supply Air and the Return Air, and calculate a safe amount of Fresh Make Up Air depending on the Exhaust Requirements after a risk analysis.

We typically would also have: Primary Containment is a Class II BSC Visual Directional Airflow Indicator, validating inward directional airflow.

Surfaces must be easily cleaned and decontaminated Access to lab through two Self Closing & Locking Doors (Airlock) Validated means of Decontamination

BSL 3

At BSL-3 we are working with indigenous or exotic agents that may cause serious or potentially lethal disease through inhalation route of exposure

Adding to the secondary containment requirements for a BSL-2;

Primary Containment is a Class II or III BSC

Visual Directional Airflow Indicator

Surfaces must be easily cleaned and decontaminated

Hand washing sink in each zone.

Inward Directional Airflow

Access to lab through two Self Closing & Locking Doors (Airlock)

Validated means of Decontamination

100% Exhaust and Fresh Air Supply

100% Make Up Air & Redundant High Plume Exhaust
100% Make Up Air & Redundant High Plume Exhaust
100% Make Up Air & Redundant High Plume Exhaust
100% Make Up Air & Redundant High Plume Exhaust

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