Air Filtration Solutions for Biotechnology Cleanrooms
The recent pandemic scenario has made an unbreathable situation to almost all the communities but, more to the scientific communities. Due to this crisis, applications of biotechnology came into the limelight. One such classic example is conducting the clinical trials in a shorter time, research, and development of vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, antibiotics, testing of antibodies, diagnostic tests such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, safe blood serum transfusions among individuals.
Biotechnology applications are not limited to plant/ human organic material research, it also conquered applications in industrial processes, food and beverage production areas, & waste treatment processes.
Biotechnology research processes use biological processes, genetically modified organisms, or systems to develop or make products.
Medicinal materials which are developed or processed for animal or human therapy in a biotechnology facility often require extensive laboratory designs and standard operating procedures. This is where biotechnology cleanrooms come in.
Biotechnology research areas (laboratories, sterile plant/ human organic transferring areas, plant/ human organic material storage areas, production facilities, bio-exclusion zones, and animal breeding facilities etc.) are susceptible to contaminants and these areas require cleanrooms that can withstand harsh surrounding environments.
Most of the universities, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, research facilities, and government and military agencies also conduct biotechnology research.
Stringent regulatory requirements from the FDA and CDC that govern the operation of biosafety labs and are based on a four-tiered risk classification system that ranges from no or low individual and community risk (BSL-1), to high individual and community risk (BSL-4). Containment filtration systems are essential to ensuring the safety of biosafety lab personnel, the community, and the environment.
Addressing Risks Associated with Biotechnology Research
• Research with pathogenic agents, such as viruses, parasites, bacterial microorganisms, or genetically modified organisms, has potential biological risk – not only for people but also for the environment due to their unpredictable behaviours.
• Concern for biosafety is generated in part by the emergence of new diseases or re-emergence of diseases that were already under control.
• Biotechnology laboratories require biosafety measures designed to protect their staff, the population, and the environment.
Biological risk can be reduced and controlled by the correct application of internationally recognized procedures such as:
• Proper microbiological techniques
• Adequate facilities
• Protective barriers
• Special training
• Education of laboratory workers
• Proper containment apparatus, such as complete containment air filtration systems
Critical Biotechnology Filtration Expertise
American Air Filter (AAF) specializes in the design, manufacturing, and testing of complete, custom containment filtration systems that incorporate HEPA filters with maximum filtration efficiency in compliance with the CDC and FDA regulations for BSL levels. This creates a virtually particulate-free (cleanroom) lab environment to prevent product contamination. Our containment filtration systems also filter and contain harmful microbes, eliminating them from the exhausted air.
American Air Filter leading expertise in critical applications and single-source, total-system approach ensure compliance with stringent regulatory requirements for biosafety labs and provide fail-safe protection from the significant potential dangers involved in biotechnology research and development.
Optimize Your Filtration and Improve Your Environment
A thorough audit of your air filtration system is the first step that American Air Filter recommends providing you with professional guidance and analysis for cost savings and liability reduction opportunities. By conducting this audit, we document your current state and advise you on how your facility could perform better, helping you save money, save time, and reduce risk.
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