Germfree’s bioGO® Mobile Biocontainment Laboratories offer the ideal solution for providing surge capacity for laboratory services during periods of emergency. By utilizing a fully equipped, turnkey, Mobile Biocontainment Laboratory, facilities are able to rapidly increase their volume without sacrificing capabilities. Each mobile facility is engineered and constructed to meet or exceed the CDC NIH BMBL guidelines for BSL-2 laboratories and
the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for BSL3 laboratories.
Germfree – Proven track record in deploying advanced laboratory capacity globally Germfree has been manufacturing innovative laboratory solutions for nearly six decades. Our mobile and modular biocontainment units deliver critical laboratory capacity in the US and throughout the world.
Germfree is the only manufacturer that provides a single-source, OEM solution for both the laboratory
and all critical containment equipment. Our leading-edge engineering teams and subject-matter experts
are located at our 173,000ft2 US manufacturing plant.Germfree’s turnkey mobile and modular units meet the most stringent biocontainment requirements and provide critical infrastructure for global health security.
Germfree’s bioGO Mobile Biocontainment Laboratories are turnkey biocontainment facilities 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
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.
Advanced Design and Engineering
bioGO Biocontainment Laboratories comply with the NIH CDC Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th edition guidelines for BSL-2. 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. These enhancements allow the laboratory to meet the guidelines for World Health Organization (WHO) Biosafety Level 3.
Flexibility of Operations
Our 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’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.
Layout Germfree’s 24’ bioGO Mobile Biocontainment
Laboratories are designed with 2 Distinct Work Zones:
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.
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.
Each mobile laboratory is delivered with a full set of asbuilt drawings and a factory acceptance test summary.
Additional documentation, if necessary, can be requested from your project manager.
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.
Germfree’s bioGO Mobile Biocontainment Laboratories are delivered fully-equipped and ready for on-site commissioning.
We will deliver our products on time, as promised, and free from defects.
We will strive to exceed expectations at every level and we will work to make sure that each customer is satisfied with the service that they receive.
All of our products are constructed from the highest quality materials and are designed to operate reliably for decades. We stand behind our work and take pride in our superior craftsmanship.
Germfree has been a leading innovator in aseptic control and isolation systems since 1962.
We design and manufacture a diverse range of equipment and facilities for life science applications.
Our systems are integral to critical processes across many sectors. We specialize in complex projects and custom applications that serve the rigorous demands of our clients. Our high-specification bioGO Modular Facilities operate across the world, and are sustainable as permanent facilities in remote regions with harsh conditions.