Germfree’s bioGO® Mobile Biocontainment Laboratories offer the ideal solution for providing surge capacity for laboratory services during periods of emergency. Facilities are able to rapidly increase their volume without sacrificing capabilities by utilizing a fully equipped/turnkey Mobile Biocontainment Laboratory. Each mobile facility is engineered and constructed to meet or exceed the CDC NIH BMBL 5th Edition guidelines for BSL-2 laboratories. Standard enhancements such as an anteroom, directional airflow, HEPA filtered supply air, and HEPA filtered exhaust air provide added safety for the operators, samples, and the environment meeting the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for BSL-3 laboratories.
Germfree’s bioGO® Mobile Biocontainment Laboratories are turnkey biocontainment facilities, easy to transport, and suited for immediate deployment within the continental United States.
Emergency Disease Surveillance
Temporary Laboratory Space during facility down time
Laboratory Swing Space
Any application where microbiological containment laboratory space is required
Six decades of Germfree manufacturing excellence has delivered a proven track record of deploying critical advanced laboratory capacity globally. Germfree mobile containment laboratories are designed by a team of biocontainment experts to provide the optimal safety for the handling of biologically contaminated materials. This allows the facility to be effectively utilized for manipulating samples required to be handled in a containment laboratory environment. Germfree is the only manufacturer that provides a single-source, OEM solution for the laboratory which includes the most critical containment equipment. Germfree’s turnkey mobile and modular units meet the most stringent biocontainment requirements and provide critical infrastructure for global health security.
Interior Materials: Walls and Ceiling - Seamless wall system Panels come in 40 foot lengths to minimize wall seams Corners permanently sealed with an epoxy compound specifically designed for this purpose The end result is a monolithic barrier that is durable and easily cleaned
Flooring: Finished floor will be a high performance, homogenous, welded seam sheet polyurethane floor
Casework: Type 304 Stainless Steel work casework Purpose built, all welded construction with adjustable shelving
Constructed for Cleanability: Germfree’s mobile biocontainment laboratories are designed to be exceptionally durable. To achieve this, only the highest grade, cleanroom-compatible materials are used in the facility’s construction. The interior walls are constructed of an exclusive high performance composite that provides a seamless interior suitable for frequent wash-downs with sanitizing agents as well as gas biodecontamination. The floor is seamless vinyl, coved up the walls, and epoxy-sealed to the walls for ease-of-cleaning. All work surfaces are seamless stainless steel with casework designed for gas and vapor phase decontamination. Surfaces are coved for easy spill cleanup and sanitization. Edges are rounded and polished to avoid snagging Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Keyless entry main door.
Standards & Codes: Germfree’s bioGO Mobile Biocontainment Laboratories meet or exceed the requirements of the CDC NIH BMBL 5th edition for BSL-2 Laboratories. Via enhancements beyond BMBL requirements, the bioGO Mobile Biocontainment Laboratory units comply with the WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual for BSL-3 laboratories.
Project Management: A dedicated project manager will oversee all aspects of your laboratory purchase from order through delivery. In so doing, it is possible to guarantee a seamless transition into your bioGO Mobile Biocontainment Laboratory.
Dimensions: Tag Trailer External Dimensions: 290” (7.37M) L x 101 1/4” (2.57M) W x 102 3/4” (2.61M) H
Anteroom Internal Dimensions: 60 1/4” (1.53M) L x 92 3/4” (2.36M) W x 1051 3/16” (2.29M) H
BSL-2 Laboratory Internal Dimensions: 181 1/4” (4.6M) L x 92 3/4” (2.36M) W x 1051 3/16” (2.29M) H
Efficient Workflow: Germfree’s bioGO Mobile Biocontainment Laboratories are engineered and equipped for the most efficient workflow. The facility is divided into designated work zones. Each zone provides HEPA filtered supply air and the primary containment equipment required for a safe sample flow throughout the laboratory process. Additionally, we strategically place stainless steel workstations, transfer airlocks, storage and supply areas, gowning benches, and staging tables.
Germfree's 24' Mobile Laboratories are designed with 2 Distinct Work Zones: Anteroom: This room serves as an air break to the trailer exterior and as a space for personnel to don their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The area is equipped with shelves for storing PPE, a hand washing sink and a gowning bench. The anteroom is maintained at positive pressure relative to the outside to provide an additional barrier to the air cascading into the BSL-2 laboratory. Pressure gauges at the door display room pressures, and have alarms to indicate unsafe conditions due to changes in the differential pressures between the rooms. The interior door can be operated hands-free.
BSL-2 Laboratory: This laboratory area exceeds BMBL 5th edition Laboratory Facility guidelines for BSL-2 and meets World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for BSL-3 laboratories. The room air externally exhausted through HEPA filters. The room is equipped with two (2) Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinets to protect the product and personnel. One of the Class II Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinets is exhausted to the exterior through a HEPA Filter to capture potentially infectious aerosols. Ample storage space is provided by the custom casework as well as an integrated laboratory refrigerator. All casework is stainless steel with seamless welds, coved corners and radiused edges and is compatible with all standard gas and vapor decontamination systems.
Germfree’s bioGO Mobile Biocontainment Laboratories are delivered fully-equipped and ready for on-site commissioning. The standard configuration consists of:
Stainless steel countertops with seamless welds, coved corners and radiused edges
Controls, Communications & Recording Systems
BMS – Environmental Monitoring
Cameras and Monitors
Digital video cameras and a digital video recorder (DVR) provide perimeter security. Interior and exterior cameras provide live local video.
CCTV system (8 cameras, DVR capable of recording 30 days of video)
bioGO® Laboratories are designed to be powered from shore power and are equipped with an automatic transfer switch for integration to locally available generators to provide redundancy in case of power outages or fluctuations.
Mechanical Specifications: A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is installed in the bioGO facility. The HVAC system is engineered to maintain a comfortable working temperature and humidity, and provides an inward flow of air into the BSL-2 laboratory.
Electrical Specifications: Connections for utility power and/or auxiliary generator inputs are provided via transfer switch. Diesel electric generator packages are optionally available and can be supplied by local equipment rental companies.
Electrical requirements will vary by region. Germfree will configure the laboratory power to meet any international standard.
Shore Power Requirements: 110-230V, 50/60Hz, 3Ph, 60A. Single point connection, shore power inputs are provided.
The plumbing system includes an on-board fresh water tank and an on-demand electric water pump to provide running water for the sinks. The capacity of the laboratory water tank is supplemented by a connection to a water utility tap. The fresh water tank is equipped with a low-level monitor. A gray water tank is designed to be gravity drained. The laboratory will arrive completely plumbed, ready for connection to water supply and drain lines. The gray water tank is equipped with a high-level monitor.
Stainless Steel Sink in anteroom Includes emergency eyewash 20-Gal fresh water tank Compatibility for connection to a water utility tap 2.4 kW on-demand electric water pump 25-Gal gray water tanks Gravity drained or storage for batch dumping PEX supply and CPVC drain lines Single point of connection
Controls, Communications & Recording Systems Communication Ports (12) Data ports are provided for network instruments, computer workstations and printers. Cables are run in shielded chases to a patch panel in the Anteroom. Telephone port is provided in the Anteroom.