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 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 leadingedge 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 bio-containment 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. Applications include:
- 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. Standard Enhancement such as anterooms, 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 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.
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.
Enhanced Ergonomics HEPA Filtered sample transfer airlocks centrally located in the Laboratory Command Center allow for samples to be processed into the laboratory while maintaining robust Chain of Custody Procedures.
Germfree’s bioGO Mobile Biocontainment Laboratories are designed with 5 Distinct Work Zones:
“BSL-2 Enhanced” Laboratory: This “BSL-2 Enhanced” Laboratory area exceeds BMBL 5th edition Laboratory Facility guidelines as well as World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for BSL-3 laboratories. The room air is both supplied and 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 in case solvents are required for processing samples.
Ample storage space is provided by the custom casework as well as an integrated refrigerator and freezer. All casework is stainless steel with seamless welds, coved corners and radiused edges and is compatible with all standard gas and vapor decontamination systems.
BSL-2 Laboratory (PCR Prep): This BSL-2 Laboratory area exceeds BMBL 5th edition Laboratory Facility guidelines. The room is supplied with HEPA filtered air and the return air is HEPA filtered before being recirculated to other areas of the laboratory. Ample storage space is provided by the custom casework as well as an integrated refrigerator and freezer. All casework is stainless steel with seamless welds, coved corners and radiused edges and is compatible with all standard gas and vapor decontamination systems.
Anterooms 1 and 2: These rooms serve as an air brake 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 command center to provide an additional barrier to the air cascading into the BSL-2 laboratories. Pressure gauges at each door display room pressures, and have alarms to indicate unsafe conditions due to changes in the differential pressures between the rooms. All interior doors can be operated hands-free. Interlocks prevent both anteroom doors from being open simultaneously.
Laboratory Command Center: The Laboratory Command Center serves as the main entrance to the Mobile Biocontainment Laboratory and the main entrance door is equipped with the proper security for your application.
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.
Additionally, Germfree’s bioGO Mobile Biocontainment Laboratories meet ISO 7 cleanroom requirements according to ISO 14644 by incorporating fan powered HEPA terminal units with low wall air returns. The units are engineered for precise HVAC, airflow, air pressure, balance strategies, and proper positioning of primary engineering controls within the laboratory.
Germfree’s bioGO Mobile Biocontainment Laboratories are delivered fully-equipped for ready for on-site commissioning.
Accountability: We will deliver our products on time, as promised, and free from defects.
Ownership: 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.
Longevity: 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