Vertical Laminar Flow Hoods

BVBI Series | Stainless Steel Laminar Flow Hoods

Germfree BVBI-6 Series Laminar Flow Hood PP
The BVBI is Germfree’s advanced line of Vertical Laminar Flow Hoods. These USP 797 compliant units provide a high degree of localized control for critical processes and the handling of sterile products in an aseptic environment. The work deck is continuously bathed with air that has passed through a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. This protects preparations from contamination, removing organisms and particulates 0.3 micron in size with an efficiency of 99.99%.

The HEPA filter is positioned above the work area of the Laminar Flow Hood providing vertical unidirectional airflow within the cabinet. This ensures a smooth and uninterrupted flow of optimal ‘First Air’ to the Direct Compounding Area (DCA).

Compliant with USP 797, USP 800 and Validated to CETA CAG-003-2006 Performance Standards

Germfree’s BVBI is engineered to meet or exceed all advanced specifications for ISO 5/Class 100 Laminar Flow Cabinets. These include: USP 797, ISO 14644-1, US Federal Standard 209E and IES Recommended Practices.

All Stainless Steel Construction Assures the Integrity of your Cleanroom

Compounding equipment placed in a cleanroom must be constructed with materials that are highly durable, non-shedding and can withstand rigorous cleaning protocols. All laminar flow and compounding equipment manufactured by Germfree is constructed with 100% stainless steel. The physical properties of stainless steel make it inherently optimal for the demands of cleanroom equipment.

Proper disinfection protocols are critical in sterile compounding areas. SOPs demand frequent cleaning and may utilize strong chemicals. Best practices for cleanroom operations indicate that both the interior work area, as well as the exterior surfaces of hoods are effectively cleaned. Stainless steel is preferred for its resistant properties and overall ease of cleaning.

It is also imperative that core compounding equipment is rugged, durable and non-shedding. Stainless steel will not corrode nor shed even when impacted by the ongoing wear of a high production environment. Certain painted or coated materials present a plausible risk of corrosion or shedding after repeated exposure to harsh chemicals and long-term use.

The Laminar Flow Hood that Enhances Airflow Efficiency

Germfree’s BVBI line of Vertical Laminar Flow Hoods is engineered to enhance the performance of the cabinet and the overall airflow efficiency of the cleanroom. The air return is positioned near the bottom of the unit. This bottom intake feature provides two advantages for a USP 797 compounding cleanroom:

  • A well-designed ISO Class 5 Laminar Flow Hood significantly contributes to the required Air Changes Per Hour (ACPH) within a cleanroom. All of Germfree’s Laminar Flow Cabinets provide this benefit. The BVBI provides an additional advantage by drawing in air located toward the floor of the cleanroom. By filtering the room air with the highest potential particle count; the BVBI can augment overall cleanroom efficiency.
  • The low position of the bottom air-intake ensures that return air is not pulled from the fan-filter ceiling modules. This facilitates the smooth downward flow of HEPA-filtered air for other cleanroom operations conducted near the hood.


The Laminar Flow Hood that is Ideal for Your Compounding Workflow

Germfree’s BVBI Series of Laminar Flow Hoods provide an efficient platform for preparing non-hazardous Compounded Sterile Preparations (CSPs). The units have an extra deep work area (28½”) with vertical laminar flow. This allows for maximum utilization of the full work area for all processes, and increased flexibility when using automated compounding devices.The units are constructed from 100% stainless steel with a pharmaceutical grade finish to ensure durability and ease of cleaning. The BVBI features a SpillGuard in the back of the full-width work area.

The fluorescent light housing is externally mounted to provide optimal lighting. The acrylic rear and side panels of the laminar flow hood allow for additional ambient light to enhance work area visibility.

Laminar Flow Workstations are designed to protect the product within the work area from airborne particulates in the ambient air. Personnel and the environment are not protected from materials located in the work area. These Workstations should not be used with biohazardous materials, toxins, anticancer agents, radionuclides, or hazardous chemicals. GERMFREE manufactures a wide range of Biosafety and Chemo Hoods, Fume Capture Systems, Glovebox/Isolators and other equipment to protect personnel and the environment as well as the product.

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Product Specifications

Overall Dimensions:
  • BVBI-3SSRX: 36 ⅛” wide ・ 38″ deep ・ 76 ¼” high (air duct is removable to reduce depth to 33″)
  • BVBI-4SSRX: 49 ¼” wide ・ 38″ deep ・ 76 ¼” high
  • BVBI-6SSRX: 73″ wide ・ 38″ deep ・ 76 ¼” high
  • BVBI-8SSRX: 96 ⅞” wide ・ 38″ deep ・ 76 ¼” high
Work Area Dimensions:
  • BVBI-3SSRX: 33 ⅛” wide ・ 28 ½” deep ・ 30 ¾” high
  • BVBI-4SSRX: 45 ¼” wide ・ 28 ½” deep ・ 30 ¾” high
  • BVBI-6SSRX: 69 ¼” wide ・ 28 ½” deep ・ 30 ¾” high
  • BVBI-8SSRX: 93 ⅛” wide ・ 28 ½” deep ・ 30 ¾” high


Compliant with USP 797, USP 800 and Validated to CETA CAG-003-2006 Performance Standards

  • All stainless steel welded construction
  • 16 gauge stainless steel work deck is 36″ from the floor and reinforced to support 300+ pounds
  • Frame is 1 ½” square stainless steel tubing with legs that terminate with heavy-duty, cleanroom-grade locking casters
  • Side panels are stainless steel framed ¼” acrylic
  • High capacity motor/blower system with speed control to extend the life of the HEPA filter
  • Cleanroom-compatible pre-filter increases the life of the front loading HEPA filter while reducing particulates inside the cleanroom
  • Filter screen panel is removable for easy cleaning
  • Front mounted, external fluorescent lighting
  • 6″ demarcation line marked inside work area
  • 1″ stainless steel, adjustable I.V. bar with hooks
  • Separate lighted power ON/OFF indicator switches for blower and lighting
  • Electrical is 115 Volt, 60 Hz (220/50-60 Hz also available)
  • Ten foot power cord with molded grounded plug


    • Drawers Under Workdeck can be Mounted on Right, Left or Both Sides


    • Programmable Electrical Stand Height Adjustment

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    • Stainless Steel Table – Custom sizes built to your specifications


    • Bin Cart


    • Duplex Electrical Outlet Installed In Work Area

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    • Stopcock for Air, Gas or Vacuum


    • 8″ Deep Perforated Shelf

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    • Sealed Data Port – Passage of 4 cables possible with individual adjustable diameters between 0.16″- 01/27″

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    • Ergonomic Task Chair: Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Microbial Vinyl Covering
      Available Colors Include: Charcoal ・ Wine ・ Teal ・ Navy ・ Black


Laminar Flow Hood Diagrams

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BVBI Airflow Diagram

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