How Biological Safety Cabinets Work & How Leasing One Helps Your Lab
Excedr’s lab equipment lease program helps you source any instrument type and accommodates any brand preferences you or your end-user might have. Request a lease estimate today and see how leasing a biological safety cabinet can help your lab manage budget and costs more easily.
All equipment brands/models are available
The Advantages of Excedr’s Biosafety Cabinet Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
Working in a laboratory setting can be extremely dangerous without proper precautions.
Depending on the research you do, you may face exposure to toxic and harmful substances. Biosafety cabinets (BSCs) protect you and your colleagues from exposure to these substances.
BSCs are commonly found in laboratories working with infectious agents or tissue culture, such as toxicology, microbiological, and biomedical laboratories.
Unlike laminar flow hoods (LFH) or clean benches, these lab enclosures serve to isolate you and your colleagues from possible hazardous materials by keeping materials contained within the cabinet, providing sterile and safe conditions for both the product and the workers.
Found in many industries, including hospitals, drug discovery labs, and pharmaceutical R&D, these safety enclosures are helpful and, sometimes, legally required.
The primary purpose of BSCs is to protect your workers while they deal with possibly dangerous or delicate substances. Due to their use as safety devices, biosafety cabinets must be certified and comply with all state and federal government regulations in addition to industry standards. Filtration requirements include the use of high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters on all air exhausts. It is one of the universal requirements for all BSCs.
The CDC has outlined and organized specific procedures into classes when working with biohazards and contaminants in a laboratory setting. These biosafety levels (BSLs) describe biocontainment precautions that must be taken in order to isolate dangerous pathogens in a lab environment and individual work areas.
Additionally, it is also essential that you decontaminate the work surfaces of your biosafety cabinet. Decontamination of a BSC, regardless of its classification, is performed so that the device itself is rendered non-infectious. You can achieve decontamination by exposing every component of the BSC to gases such as formaldehyde or hydrogen peroxide.
BSC Class I, II, & III Leases to Fit Every Need
While BSCs are most commonly found in microbiological and biomedical laboratories, laboratory safety in any lab is vital for countless reasons.
Whatever level of protection you require, we can help. If you’re interested in leasing a biological safety cabinet or fume hood, get in touch with us today by filling out our contact form online or calling (510) 982-6552. We’ll get you on the road to a clean and safe work environment.
In addition to safety equipment, we lease general laboratory equipment of all types, from autoclaves, centrifuges, and anaerobic chambers, to more specific instrumentation, such as analytical equipment.
Browse our selection of equipment leasing options and let us know about any other instruments you may be interested in leasing by getting in touch or requesting a lease estimate.
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.