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Esco Biosafety Cabinet for COVID-19 Testing


Jan 19, 2021

Esco Biosafety Cabinet for COVID-19 Testing

Testing laboratories are taking appropriate measures to prioritize the safety of the laboratory professionals while doing their duty in battling the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The laboratories carrying out COVID-19 testing must have the appropriate equipment and facility required to protect the lab personnel while conducting the tests. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends handling COVID-19 samples in a properly maintained and certified Class II Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC). 

 

Streamline® Class II BSC - E Series
(SC2-E)

Airstream® Gen 3 Class II BSC - S Series
(AC2-S)

Labculture® Class II Type A2 BSC
(LA2-E)

 

Biosafety cabinets pose great importance in handling biohazards in COVID-19 testing facilities. Specimens collected from suspected individuals will undergo procedures with high risk of aerosolization, therefore are recommended to be done in a BSC. The direction and velocity of the airflow inside the biosafety cabinet create an air barrier between the specimen and the operator, minimizing the risk of exposure to hazardous bioaerosols.

Esco Class II Biological Safety Cabinets have been chosen by various laboratories, hospitals, and testing facilities all around the world. Government and private organizations across countries have entrusted us to provide safe and reliable equipment to the COVID-19 testing facilities in their respective regions.

We are honored to do our share and express our support and assistance to some of our beneficiaries by offering our biosafety cabinets to help suffice the needs of their on-going study. Not long ago, Esco provided a Labculture® Biological Safety Cabinet to the CDC system of Hubei and two more units to The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University.

Esco is beyond grateful that our BSCs are being presented and featured in several news and media outlets. We will continue to respond to the needs of our customers in the healthcare industry. This pandemic will not hinder us from providing quality equipment to uphold biosafety for the heroes of the society: hospital staff, nurses, medical technicians, doctors, scientists, pharmacists, and everyone who works to cease this virus.

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Esco BSC Installations

 

We are with you in fighting this pandemic! Let us look out for each other.

 

 References:

[1] Interim Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for Handling and Processing Specimens Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), March 2020.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/lab/lab-biosafety-guidelines.html
[2] Laboratory biosafety guidance related to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), February 2020.
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/laboratory-biosafety-novel-coronavirus-version-1-1.pdf?sfvrsn=912a9847_2