Microbiological Sampling

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The need for microbiological sampling within Research & Engineering laboratories varies widely depending on the focus of research and the type of materials being worked on.

In a biological research laboratory, the work may involve a wide variety of different biological samples or pathogens, so that sampling is required on a regular basis to ensure containment measures are operating effectively. In this type of lab, the sampling will most usually be for specific organisms known to be present as part of the lab’s operations. It may also be required on an ad hoc basis following bio-decontamination.

In other types of Research and Engineering environment the work is less likely to directly involve bio-organisms, but lab owners nevertheless need to ensure low levels of biological contamination that could compromise the quality or performance of materials being researched or assembled (microelectronics, for instance). Here, bio sampling is primarily concerned with external sources of contamination and their possible build-up for instance, the presence of fungi spores in cold rooms.

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Biological Safety Cabinets offer protection from microbiological contamination to the operator, environment and product. They are utilised by a range of scientific and research facilities within the commercial and non-commercial sectors, including clinical research, defence, education and general healthcare sectors.

Having the correct laminar air flow equipment in your cleanroom environment is very important, so British Clinical Services have worked hard to amass a quality selection of high-end equipment manufacturers for your needs.

Ductless fume hoods do not require any external ventilation. Instead, they use filters to capture solvent fumes from circulating air, which is then vented into the room. Ductless fume cabinets can maintain the same airflow as a standard vented fume hood but are easier to install as they do not require ventilation ducts.

Contamination control and PCR process repeatability is simplified with a range of PCR Cabinets. Each PCR Cabinet we install provides filtered vertical laminar flow to purge the work area of contaminants between amplifications and during preparatory procedures.

All fume cupboards and ventilated enclosures should be monitored and serviced annually both for safety and compliance purposes but also to retain the efficiency of your units.

British Clinical Services offer comprehensive maintenance and servicing agreement for all makes and models of Fume Cupboards.