PCR Workstations Reduce Risk of Contamination
Erlab’s CaptairBio PCR Workstations use UV lamps, which allow the working environment to be decontaminated in order to prevent contamination of samples between PCR operation. The filtration of the fume hood is controlled by a fan that draws in air from the laboratory and passes it through a HEPA H14 filter, which is more than 99.995% effective at trapping particles over 0.3 microns in size, thereby creating an ultra-clean working atmosphere. A central screen located at the front of the device further protects substances from any contamination from the user. The air flow meter system allows air face velocity to be constantly monitored and indicates blockage of the HEPA H 14 filter (only on the Biocap RNA/DNA), and the easily accessible energy ports located on the side panels of the enclosure offer convenience for the user. The ergonomic work surface is made of metal, and offers an arm rest to provide a comfortable working position. Each fume hood is outfitted with energy-efficient internal lighting. The product line also includes the optional Mobicap rolling cart, which is equipped with an adjustable inner shelf, allowing the user space to work while seated. The cart is equipped with four wheels, two that lock. There are two types of PCR workstations available. The Biocap DNA static enclosure, for applications with a small risk of sample contamination; and the Biocap RNA-DNA dynamic enclosure, for applications with a high risk of sample contamination.