bioGO BSL-3 Mobile Biocontainment Laboratory

Overview

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 and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for BSL-3 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 primary 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 biocontainment requirements and provide critical infrastructure for global health security.

Application

Germfree’s bioGO Mobile Biocontainment Laboratories are turnkey biocontainment facilities suited for immediate deployment worldwide.

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.

Features

Advanced Design and Engineering

bioGO Biocontainment Laboratories comply with the NIH CDC Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th edition guidelines as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for 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.

A HEPA filtered sample transfer airlock centrally located between the BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories allows for samples to be processed between rooms while maintaining robust Chain of Custody Procedures.

A stainless steel pass-through airlock chamber integrated to the glovebox has three interlocked doors that allow samples to be introduced from the outside environment directly to the Class III glovebox.

Layout

Germfree’s bioGO BSL-3 Mobile Biocontainment Laboratories are designed with 4 Distinct Spaces:

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.

BSL-2 Laboratory:

This BSL-2 Laboratory area exceeds BMBL 5th edition Laboratory Facility guidelines for BSL-2 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 A Biological Safety Cabinets to protect the product and personnel.

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.

A top-loading autoclave is provided for sterilization.

BSL-3 Laboratory:

This BSL-3 Laboratory area exceeds the CDC NIH BMBL guidelines and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for BSL-3 laboratories. The room is supplied with HEPA filtered air and the return air is HEPA filtered before being exhausted out of the laboratory.

The room is equipped with a Class III Biological Safety Cabinet (Glovebox) for receiving unknown or extremely hazardous samples.

A stainless steel pass-through airlock chamber integrated to the glovebox has three interlocked doors that allow samples to be introduced from the outside environment directly to the Class III glovebox. On the outside of the laboratory, a door will open to expose the sample entry airlock. The three-door airlock also permits safe
movement of items between the glovebox and the BSL-3 laboratory. (One door opens to the exterior of the lab, one into the glovebox, and one into the BSL-3 laboratory.)

The electromechanical interlock system controlled by a programmable logic controller (PLC) prevents more than one airlock door being open at any time. If any door is open, the other two will remain locked until the open door is closed. This prevents breach of containment, eliminating the risk of contaminating work spaces or the environment.

The airlock is maintained under negative pressure. The inlet air that purges the chamber is HEPA filtered. The exhaust air is HEPA filtered through the filtration system of the glovebox.

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.

A top-loading autoclave is provided for sterilization.

Documentation

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 CDC NIH BMBL guidelines and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for BSL-3 laboratories.

Equipment

Germfree’s bioGO Mobile Biocontainment Laboratories are delivered fully-equipped and ready for on-site commissioning.

Our Company

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

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