Public, academic and private laboratories may incorporate routines that require the handling of infectious microorganisms or biohazards. Biosafety (or Biological Safety) refers to the principals, practices, safety equipment and biocontainment facilities that protect laboratory personnel, the environment and the public from exposure to potentially infectious agents. Biosafety programs are in place across public health systems, research institutions, universities as well as clinical and diagnostic labs in healthcare settings.
Biosecurity refers to protocols and security measures to prevent the deliberate release of biological agents or toxins. Biosecurity and Biodefense programs may also incorporate defensive measures and research and development of vaccine-based biodefenses. Local and regional public health departments may include biosurveillance of these threats as part of their disease surveillance and response programs. Federal agencies coordinate with sentinel labs as part of a response network.
Germfree’s advanced biological safety equipment is purpose built to meet client user requirements and includes:
Class II Biological Safety Cabinets Class II Total Exhaust Cabinets Class III Biological Safety Cabinets – Gloveboxes All Hazard Receipt Units - Class III Gloveboxes Mobile and Portable Class III Gloveboxes Rapid Containments Kits
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