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Read more about Germfree's expertise in design,engineering and manufacturing of our products and services. Learn more about our company and other entities in alignment with providing advanced equipment to the Pharmacy, Laboratory and Pharmaceutical-Biologics industries.

Why Modular?

Reduced Timeline: Our project timelines are unaffected by inclement weather or unforeseen construction issues. Additionally, site work can be completed simultaneously with modular facility manufacturing, substantially reducing time to occupancy.

Reduced Risk: Germfree Modular facilities are engineered and manufactured at our modern production facility by our experienced team. All work is completed in a controlled factory environment where each modular facility is assembled to a fully operational state and subjected to a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT). The FAT process guarantees the full functionality of complex mechanical/HVAC components prior to delivery and mitigates the risk of onsite complications.

Reduced Cost: Traditional cost estimates often tail to include many “soft costs” associated with traditional building construction. That is why architecture, engineering and equipment integration are all included in our pricing. More importantly, Germfree Modular eliminates the cost associated with having an active construction site interfering with your operations. By shortening the timeline, allowing for faster occupancy and reducing the risk inherent to any traditional building or renovation endeavor, Germfree Modular provides many advantages over conventional methods.

Facility Compliance for USP 800

USP 800 introduces new standards for handling hazardous drugs, adding to USP 797 sterile compounding guidelines. The chapter describes comprehensive changes to infrastructure and engineering controls. The most significant challenges are centered on build-outs for separate positive and negative pressure buffer areas.

USP 800 Venting Requirements

Consistent and reliable cleanroom functionality demands superior construction and advanced engineering controls. Negative pressure buffer rooms for hazardous drugs must be exhausted to the outdoors. External venting adds a layer of complexity to maintaining a properly balanced cleanroom under dynamic conditions.

Germfree’s Modular Pharmacies resolve many challenges of a USP 800 build-out:

  • Integrated external exhaust system may eliminate the need for retrofit projects, which are sometimes not feasible
  • Separate module ensures segregation of hazardous drugs from other buildings
  • Germfree’s pre-engineered, tested and proven approach assures all operational requirements are met on day one

Germfree Provides a Product… Not a Project

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Germfree is a GSA Schedule contractor, offering this extensive range of Biological Safety Cabinets for GSA Advantage. Please click the links below to view the GSA details for any model and accessories.

Class II, Type A Biological Safety Cabinets

Class II, Type B Laminar Flow Biological Safety Cabinets

Germfree Modular Puts the Lab First

Germfree is a laboratory company with five decades of manufacturing bio-containment systems. Our experience has demonstrated that advanced modular lab projects must be developed with a primary focus on the laboratory functionality. This means that the core design must be built around the lab and integrated into the optimal modular structure to meet the demands of the application.

Total Integration of Primary and Secondary Containment and all System Components

Germfree is the only modular laboratory manufacturer in the world that designs, engineers and manufacturers all of the critical primary and secondary containment equipment for modular labs. This includes: Class I, II and Class III Biological Safety Cabinets (BSC), casework, helium leak tested ductwork, fume hoods and laminar flow benches, as well as all critical secondary filtration systems.

To be successful, bio-containment laboratory projects demand advanced engineering and synchronization of all components for both the primary and secondary containment systems. Germfree builds all of the critical laboratory equipment and seamlessly integrates it into a module. This allows Germfree to maintain complete control of the entire manufacturing process.

Germfree Modular – A Single Source Solution

Modular laboratory projects require an array of equipment, controls and structures that must be precisely configured to work together. Working with Germfree eliminates the need for hiring numerous consultants, architects, contractors and bio-safety professionals. We provide all of the necessary trades and expertise needed to construct a complete laboratory facility, avoiding any confusion of responsibility. With Germfree Modular, your project goes operational with a unified, single source solution. From concept to completion, Germfree is responsible for every detail.

Advancing Modular Lab Technologies

Germfree entered the modular laboratory market after a 10 year history of providing mobile labs and corresponding primary and secondary containment systems for U.S. Army applications. These off-road units require critical attention to construction methods and materials. Meeting the military’s standards for ruggedness and reliability has led to innovative designs and manufacturing techniques. We were able to incorporate these Mobile innovations to produce durable, long lasting and low maintenance Modular laboratories.

HVAC Systems and Controls: The most complex components of high containment laboratories are the HVAC systems and controls. Germfree has a complete in house design and engineering team specializing in the unique requirements of HVAC and filtration systems for modular BSL laboratories.

Proven Track Record in International Solutions and Logistics

Germfree has deployed Containerized Modular labs throughout the world. Because these labs are modularized ISO containers we are able to deliver them anywhere. This makes Germfree uniquely positioned to provide a customized Modular solution for a range of applications to even the most remote locations. Further, we understand the wide range of complexities related to international laboratory projects such as shipping logistics, site preparation, export controls, worldwide commissioning, testing and certification.

Germfree designs and engineers our modular labs so they will handle the rigors of international transportation. This way, installation, commissioning and certification are not delayed.

Export Controls: Germfree has experience with US export laws and regulations and has obtained licenses to export BSL-3 laboratories to Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We have worked with both the Department of Commerce, for items controlled under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, for ITAR items.

Additionally, Germfree offers a comprehensive range of services and capabilities to effectively complete your high containment modular project.

• Biosafety risk assessment and on-site biosafety training
• Biosecurity risk assessment (physical security threat and vulnerability assessment)
• AAALAC assessment and requirements
• Complete on-site coordination and Installation
• Emergency planning and preparedness
• Laboratory planning and programming
• Administrative procedures, including SOP’s
• Facility maintenance program development and customized training
• Region and application-specific vaccination of Germfree personnel
• On-going maintenance plans
• Factory Acceptance Testing
• Commissioning
• Certification

Read more about the Rationale for Modular Laboratories.

Germfree is uniquely qualified to deliver advanced Modular solutions to meet the demands of your application…to destinations throughout the world.

Read more about Germfree’s Comprehensive Design & Engineering capabilities for Modular Laboratories

Germfree Modular Labs are used globally to support the wide range of operations traditionally carried out in conventional laboratory buildings. These labs provide effective solutions when alternatives to conventional laboratory structures are required. They serve as single standalone laboratories, as well as reliable auxiliary units to expand and enhance capabilities at existing facilities. Modular Labs also allow for faster project completion, maximum flexibility of operations and deliver heightened levels of bio-containment (up to BSL-3). These solutions deliver high containment facilities to any region, including areas where resources or infrastructure previously did not support these labs. This approach is the most flexible method for adding lab capacity or new capabilities to your facility.

Turnkey Solution, Faster Project Completion

Germfree’s Modular Solutions provide a faster and more reliable approach to getting your lab operational from concept to completion. Our modular lab building methods enable an efficient and effective manufacturing process. Read more about Germfree’s Single-source Modular Solutions.

  • Complete in house resources for design and engineering
  • Single source for manufacturing of all Primary and Secondary containment systems and equipment
  • No sub-contractors to complicate or delay the process
  • Streamlining of all processes from manufacturing to on-site installation as well as commissioning and certification procedures
  • Most Flexible Solution

    These labs provide a highly flexible solution for solving a range of requirements for a new lab or to solve space constraints of an existing facility.

  • Modules / ISO shipping containers are easy to configure for any space
  • Innovative way of expanding or enhancing existing facilities
  • Practical approach for handling laboratory surge capacity
  • May be utilized during renovations and for training
  • Applications for Modular Labs

    Modular laboratories are used for the full range of applications that are carried our in traditional lab structures. They are highly suitable for use as national reference and regional laboratories and as additions to university and other research labs. They also play a key role for military labs as well as for other security applications. They may be built to include enhanced biosecurity and access controls

    Applications for Modular include:
  • Research
  • Teaching and Training
  • TB Labs
  • Diagnostic Reference Labs
  • Adjuncts to University Labs
  • Pathology
  • Public Health
  • Pathogen Aerosol Testing
  • Pilot-scale Fermentation Projects
  • Environmental and Water Testing
  • All Hazard Receipt Facilities (AHRF)
  • ABSL-3
  • Contact Germfree to discuss your specific application and requirements for your laboratory. Our application engineers and high containment experts will help you determine if a Modular lab is the best approach.

    Read more about why Germfree is uniquely qualified to build Modular Laboratories.

    TOTAL CUSTOMER CARE – “SERVICE FOR A LIFETIME”

    Germfree Laboratories’ Total Customer Care Plan is an extended warranty plan that ensures continued top performance of your product after the factory warranty has expired. Nothing is more important to the success of our company than the satisfaction of our customers and our Total Customer Care Plan is designed to continue that satisfaction year after year.

    Three priorities dominate Germfree’s Total Customer Care Plan: Peace of Mind, Quality Service, and Affordability. The Germfree TCC plan is designed to provide reliable, safe, and efficient performance of your Germfree products for many years beyond the initial purchase.

    Peace of Mind:

    From simple extended warranties to complete parts, labor, annual service, preventive maintenance and training plans, our customer care standards are designed to take the worry out of unplanned repairs, to eliminate or minimize downtime and to provide services that will keep your product in perfect operating condition.

    Quality Service:

    Only GERMFREE-authorized service technicians will provide service under your plan. You can be assured that our service will meet all standards and requirements for continued safe and reliable operation of your Germfree product.

    Affordability:

    Today’s customers expect flexible pricing and billing options that meet their specific needs. The plans are offered as affordable protection at just dollars a day.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Who do I call for operational questions or assistance?
    Please call Germfree at 800-888-5357 and ask for the Total Customer Care Call Center.

    What does my plan cover?
    Factory Certified in-service for new orders, isolator training DVD, two (2) pairs of isolator sleeves and a 20% discount off consumables during TCC Period. Upgrade of Standard Warranty to include labor cost and one (1) additional Year of Warranty Coverage of Parts and Labor. Please refer to your TCC Plan Booklet or call our Total Customer Care Call Center for complete details.

    Who will perform service and repairs on my product?
    Only Germfree authorized service technicians will perform services, repairs or provide training.

    How do I schedule annual service, preventive maintenance and/or training?
    Simply call the Total Customer Care Call Center at 800-888-5357 to arrange for your next service call.

    Can I renew my Customer Care Plan?
    Yes. All plans are renewable provided that the customer has not allowed the existing coverage plan to elapse beyond a reasonable amount of time. Please call our Total Customer Care Center at 800-888-5357 if your plan has elapsed.

    Rapid Exchange Glove System

    The GRx offers a fast, easy, efficient solution to the traditional glove changing methods when using a CAI or CACI. Gloves can now be changed in seconds maintaining a clean environment.

    RAPID EXCHANGE GLOVE SYSTEM

    grx-Rapid Glove Exchange System

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  • Germfree’s Pharmacy Equipment manuals are available as Adobe PDFs

  • LFGI Series Manual — 914 kb pdf — Laminar Flow LFGI User Manual
  • Versaflow Series Manual — 492 kb pdf — VERSAFLOW Series Manual
  • BZ Series Manual — 370.5 kb pdf — BZ-2 Horizontal Laminar Flow Hood Manual
  • BVBI Series Manual — 239 kb pdf — BVBI Series Vertical Laminar Flow Hood Manual
  • BBF Series Manual — 914 kb pdf — BBF Series Biosafety Cabinet Manual
  • BTE Series Manual — 369 kb pdf —BTE Series Biosafety Cabinet Manual
  • CSE Series Manual — 161 kb pdf — Compounding Safety Enclosure Manual
  • Radiopharmacy Hood Manual — 1.2 mb — Radiosafe Biological Safety Cabinet Manual
  • Radiopharmacy Isolator Manual — 1015 kb — Leaded Negative Pressure Isolator Manual
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    GSA Page Logo

    Germfree is a GSA Schedule contractor, offering this extensive range of Compounding Aseptic Containment Equipment for GSA Advantage. Please click the links below to view the GSA details for any model and accessories.

    LFGI Series: Laminar Flow Glovebox / Isolator

  • LFGI-3USP
  • LFGI-4USP
  • LFGI-6USP
  • VersaFlow Series: Laminar Flow Compounding Aseptic Isolator

  • VF-4USP
  • VF-6USP
  • VF-6PUSP
  • Turnkey Solution – Faster Project Completion

    Germfree Modular Labs are used globally to support the wide range of operations traditionally carried out in conventional laboratory buildings. These labs provide effective solutions when alternatives to conventional laboratory structures are required. They serve as single standalone laboratories, as well as reliable auxiliary units to expand and enhance capabilities at existing facilities. Modular Labs also allow for faster project completion, maximum flexibility of operations and deliver heightened levels of bio-containment (up to BSL-3). These solutions deliver high containment facilities to any region, including areas where resources or infrastructure previously did not support these labs. This approach is the most flexible method for adding lab capacity or new capabilities to your facility.

    Germfree’s Modular Solutions provide a faster and more reliable approach to getting your lab operational from concept to completion. Our modular lab building methods enable an efficient and effective manufacturing process. Read more about Germfree’s Single-source Modular Solutions.

  • Complete in house resources for design and engineering
  • Single source for manufacturing of all Primary and Secondary containment systems and equipment
  • No sub-contractors to complicate or delay the process
  • Streamlining of all processes from manufacturing to on-site installation as well as commissioning and certification procedures
  • Most Flexible Solution
  • These labs provide a highly flexible solution for solving a range of requirements for a new lab or to solve space constraints of an existing facility
  • Modules / ISO shipping containers are easy to configure for any space
  • Innovative way of expanding or enhancing existing facilities
  • Practical approach for handling laboratory surge capacity
  • May be utilized during renovations and for training
  • Applications for Modular Labs

    Modular laboratories are used for the full range of applications that are carried our in traditional lab structures. They are highly suitable for use as national reference and regional laboratories and as additions to university and other research labs. They also play a key role for military labs as well as for other security applications. They may be built to include enhanced biosecurity and access controls

    Applications for Modular include:

  • Research
  • Teaching and Training
  • TB Labs
  • Diagnostic Reference Labs
  • Adjuncts to University Labs
  • Pathology
  • Public Health
  • Pathogen Aerosol Testing
  • Pilot-scale Fermentation Projects
  • Environmental and Water Testing
  • All Hazard Receipt Facilities (AHRF)
  • ABSL-3
  • Contact Germfree to discuss your specific application and requirements for your laboratory. Our application engineers and high containment experts will help you determine if a Modular lab is the best approach.

    Read more about why Germfree is uniquely qualified to build Modular Laboratories.

    Germfree Mobile Laboratories deliver advanced containment capabilities worldwide. These labs provide effective solutions when alternatives to conventional laboratory structures are required. Our Mobile Labs enhance existing laboratory capabilities; allow faster deployment and maximum flexibility of operations; and deliver heightened levels of bio-containment (up to BSL-3 / P3) to remote areas.

    National Security | Public Health
    Outbreaks | Disaster Response

    Germfree builds Mobile Laboratories in a variety of platforms to accommodate biological & chemical safety / high containment for a range of missions, applications and local conditions.

    Germfree Mobile Laboratories play a vital role in public health and national security. These labs enable a rapid response to natural and accidental outbreaks of disease and potential terrorist threats. Our mobile units support customers in a range of sectors including: Public Health Laboratories, Environmental Agencies, Departments of Agriculture and Veterinary Health, First Responders, Military, Law Enforcement and other Security Agencies.

    Comprehensive Biological Safety / High Containment up to BSL-3

    Germfree manufactures a complete line of Mobile Labs that offer comprehensive laboratory capabilities (up to BSL3 / P3). Our units are often deployed to provide rapid on-site screening and presumptive diagnostics to assist in prioritizing of samples. Mobile Labs are those labs which can be moved from place to place easily and often by their own power. They are rapidly deployable, making them ideal for incident investigation (i.e. suspicious materials), military and civil preparedness applications. For example, Germfree Mobile units are used for CBRNe – Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear – (formerly NBC, Nuclear Biological Chemical) sampling and analysis at high profile events.

    When not deployed, our mobile labs can be operated via land-line connections and stationed at the main laboratory. This provides a platform to enhance biological and chemical safety capabilities, for use in diagnostic training programs or to add laboratory surge capacity.

    A variety of technological advances have impacted the design of modern mobile laboratories. Analytical equipment is more compact and portable, many reagents are now prepackaged and high speed communications are more accessible. As a result, Germfree mobile labs are in high demand for the practical solutions they offer the end user.

    TRUCK LABS: These units were initially constructed to be rugged and compact to support military missions. However, over time, customers also wanted larger platforms to carryout additional analyses. We developed a 12 meter long Truck Laboratory to meet this new need. This allowed for larger scale operations and greater diagnostic capabilities while still maintaining mobility. Truck labs are also typically equipped with slide-outs, yielding more usable lab space. Germfree’s Truck Labs are also capable of remaining on-site for longer periods of time and need less external infrastructure to operate. They carry decontamination and liquid waste tanks. The labs are equipped with emergency generators and can also be plugged into local external power sources. They are capable of providing diagnostic surge capacity to fixed labs during times of epidemics, pandemics and other natural disasters.

    VAN LABS: The Germfree Mobile Van Lab model is based on a 4 meter long Sprinter van that is easy to maneuver in tight city streets or narrow, unimproved roads. It accommodates a small team of personnel who must gain access to remote sites. The platform is specifically designed for sample collection and testing without the need for external infrastructure. Samples can be prioritized for rapid testing or safely transported to another testing facility, making our Van Labs ideal for First Responders. Additionally, Germfree Van Labs can be used in conjunction with a strategically placed Modular Lab.

    TRAILER LABS: Trailer Labs are an alternative to our truck platforms. They allow the user to leave the lab in-place while using the towing vehicle for resupplying the lab or for other purposes. To meet various requirements and provide versatility, trailer labs are available in six, seven, and twelve meter lengths. Most of the options that are available in the Truck Labs are also available in our Trailer Labs.

    MOBILE CONTAINER LABS: We offer a Mobile Container Lab that features retractable wheels. These labs can be transported by standard container shipping methods (truck, ship, train) as well as airlifted on cargo aircraft such as the C-130 or other similar air transport. They can be pulled as a trailer locally or to other sites. As with the rest of our line of Mobile Laboratories, they are designed to maximize space and can fully integrate any piece of laboratory equipment for primary bio-containment.

    AIR/ C-130 TRANSPORTABLE LABS: Military and governmental organizations are increasingly challenged to enhance their readiness-response capabilities for natural disasters, outbreaks, environmental accidents or counter-terrorism. These operations may require the quick transport of larger capacity equipment. In some national and international operations, airlifting the laboratory on cargo transport aircraft is the most robust approach. Germfree has developed several approaches that meet the rigorous demands of a laboratory airlift.

    GERMFREE MOBILE

    Containment without Limitations

    The design, engineering and manufacturing of Mobile Labs demand highly specialized experience and advanced technologies. Germfree has five decades of bio-containment manufacturing & engineering experience including HVAC systems for BSL-3 / P3 Laboratories. We continue to leverage our experience in the development of innovative approaches to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. We have more than 15 years experience in making labs mobile by configuring vehicles for the proper integration of laboratory equipment. We are the leading technological innovator in this field.

    Beyond engineering, we understand the needs of the people that work in our labs, placing a priority on total integration of all equipment, work-flow management and ergonomic design.

    Germfree offers solutions that are not just well engineered and quality manufactured but are practical, scientist-friendly and proven in the field. This makes Germfree uniquely positioned to deliver Mobile solutions for a range of applications to destinations throughout the world.

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    Why Germfree Mobile Labs?

    Germfree designs, engineers and manufactures advanced containment laboratories. We focus on properly engineering and building the mobile laboratory that meets your exact requirements. We also utilize our expertise on seamlessly integrating the lab into the platform of your choice. Some companies that specialize in motor vehicles try to fit third party laboratory equipment inside their vehicles. These automotive companies do not have the highly specialized experience in bio-containment required to make the containment systems operate effectively.

    Germfree has fives decades of bio-containment, manufacturing and engineering experience including HVAC systems for BSL-3 (Biological Safety Level 3 / P3) laboratories. We continue to leverage our experience in the development of innovative approaches to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. We have more than 15 years experience in making labs mobile by configuring vehicles for the proper integration of laboratory equipment.

    The essential criteria for any lab manufactured by Germfree, is that it meets the specific demands of the user. First responders and laboratory personnel require well-designed lab environments — whether they are working at a fixed-site or in the field. Germfree manufactures laboratories that are precisely integrated into the mobile platform of your choice.

    All Laboratory Equipment is Seamlessly Integrated into the Mobile Biosafety Lab

    Modern Mobile Laboratories utilize sophisticated components and containment systems, all of which must work seamlessly and often within rugged environments. Some motor vehicle companies have attempted to enter the mobile lab market, outfitting their vehicles with 3rd-party laboratory equipment. However, they lack the expertise to properly integrate primary and secondary containment systems.

    Germfree Mobile Puts the Lab First

    Our experience has demonstrated that advanced mobile lab projects must be developed with a lab-to-vehicle approach (not a vehicle-to-lab approach). This means that the core design must be focused around the lab and integrated into the optimal vehicle for the application.

    Germfree. Base your solution on the lab first.

    Advanced HVAC Engineering: Critical for any Mobile Biological Safety / Containment Lab

    First and foremost, Germfree is a laboratory company that has the knowledge and experience to construct a well-designed lab. We are a primary containment equipment manufacturer and experts at integrating lab components. Our engineers understand the complexities of HVAC systems for mobile bio-containment labs. For example, setting up an HVAC system that maintains the proper air flow, maintains differential pressure cascades, and accounts for primary containment equipment airflow requirements (make-up air).

    How Germfree distinguishes itself as the leader in the field:

  • We have the knowledge, experience and proven track record required to construct a well-designed containment lab.
  • Our focus is building labs that can be outfitted into the vehicle of your choice.
  • Independent consultants review BSL designs before Germfree builds the lab.
  • We manufacture all of the critical laboratory equipment and integrate it into the proper vehicle.
  • We have years of experience integrating virtually any type of standard and non-standard laboratory component that is required for your application.
  • We are a primary containment equipment manufacturer and innovator in that field.
  • We have an extensive in-house HVAC engineering department to ensure the optimal design of complex HVAC projects.
  • As a single-source provider, we eliminate the need to manage numerous subcontractors.
  • Germfree Mobile Labs Puts the Lab First

    Read more about: Germfree Mobile Laboratory Solutions.