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Barrier Isolators

Provide Containment and Controlled Working Conditions

Barrier Isolators play a critical role a wide array of applications. They are used for research and to facilitate a proper environment for sterile compounding. In the hospital pharmacy and cleanroom, these units provide both an aseptic work area as well as safety for personnel. Barrier Isolators are commonly utilized for compounding sterile preparations (or CSPs).

Barrier Isolators provide a physical barrier between the operator and the materials that are being processed or manipulated. These systems are routinely required for preparing sterile compounds. Barrier Isolators that are outfitted with a glove system (to safely manipulate the hazardous compounds within the containment area) may also be called Gloveboxes or Class III Biosafety Cabinets (BSC).

Barrier Isolators are a critical type of equipment utilized in the pharmacy/pharmaceutical industry. They have become particularly important for use in the cleanroom and hospital pharmacy with the implementation of The United States Pharmacopeia standard USP 797. These units are designed for handling potentially hazardous materials such as chemotherapy agents, I.V. compounding products and CSPs that can be harmful to the pharmacist or operator.

Barrier Isolators facilitate the isolation of a product or process while providing the required conditions for a sterile/aseptic environment. They may be configured to operate at positive or negative pressure. This equipment provides a comprehensive range of personnel and product protection in addition to protection for the surrounding work areas and environment. For Barrier Isolators used in research applications and bio-security please see our Class III BSC section.

For further details on our complete lines of Barrier Isolators for the Cleanroom and Health-system Pharmacy please visit our Pharmacy Barrier Isolator Equipment section.

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