Unidirectional flow in theatre plays a crucial role in sterility and preventing hospital-acquired infections during surgery. In addition, clean air distribution is fundamental to the health and safety of the surgery team and also provides a comfortable working environment.
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HEPA filters are used in various clean air environments and their primary function is to remove fine particulates from the air. It is, therefore, crucial that the HEPA filters are tested and maintained to ensure their optimal function in every application.
A PCR enclosure, also referred to as a PCR workstation, is used in laboratories that deal with genetics and biology.
These workstations provide an enclosed space to effectively prevent cross contamination between samples and UV lights that are used for sterilisation.
Generally speaking, a PCR enclosure is a workspace that is enclosed on three sides and is used for performing amplification of DNA and RNA.
As we manage the Corona Virus Pandemic, the sterility of our environments as well as the air quality around us must be assessed. This pandemic will burden our society for some time to come and the World Health Organisation has advised that rooms be adequately ventilated when dealing with the Corona Virus.
Cleanrooms, Laboratories and Isolation Wards use various methods to ensure sterile and safe environments when handling infectious substances.
Class II Biohazard Safety Cabinets are essential in handling COVID-19 samples in the laboratory
While the world is facing unprecedented challenges with the Coronavirus 2019 pandemic (COVID-19) we at Vivid Air will continue to play a critical role.
Vivid Air provides high-quality extraction systems for atomic absorption (AA) and inductively coupled plasma machines (ICP)
These applications require specific types of extraction systems that aim to provide a safe environment for the user.
A clean room classification refers to how clean the air is in a clean room environment. Different clean rooms have different requirements to ensure that the required level of clean air is always maintained .
Clean rooms are commonly associated with industries, where the sterility of the environment and prevention of cross-contamination are paramount.
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Cleanroom validations are required not only after a new cleanroom has been built, but also intermittently throughout its life.
At Vivid Air, we aim to supply the highest quality clean air and laboratory equipment South Africa has to offer.
There are various types of clean air equipment, each one with their own purpose and application.
However, in this article, we discuss biohazard safety cabinets, classes 1 and 2 in order to distinguish between their applications and some of their specifications.
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