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Certification

Biological safety cabinets belong to researchers and are not automatically certified by facilities or DEHS. Per CDC, http://www.cdc.gov/OD/OHS/biosfty/primary_containment_for_biohazards.pdf:

"The operational integrity of a new BSC ( biological safety cabinet) must be validated before it is put into service or after a cabinet has been repaired or relocated. Relocating a BSC may break the HEPA filter seals or otherwise damage the filters or the cabinet. Each BSC should be tested and certified at least annually to ensure continued proper operation."

Biological safety cabinets in laboratories and in animal care facilities approved for BSL2 experiments must be tested and certified annually by a qualified service person.

The University is NOT endorsing any specific certification service. The following companies offer BSC certification services in the Twin Cities:

Company Phone # Email Location
Air Test, Inc. 847-526-8820 don@air-test.com Wauconda, Illinois
Brager Scientific 763-586-0635 BRAGSCI@yahoo.com River Falls, Wisconsin
CSI Testing, Inc. 763-383-9535 nancy@csitesting.com Plymouth, Minnesota
ENV Services, Inc. 800-617-3368 kwaterh@envservices.com San Antonio, Texas
Gerbig Engineering 952-960-4414 mturnure@gerbig.com Burnsville, Minnesota
LabTech Midwest, Inc. 262-754-9800 rnannetti@labtech-midwest.com New Berlin, Wisconsin
Micro Technology 800-356-5999 n/a Lake Oswego, Oregon
W. Clasmann Corporation 414-228-1213 classman@execpc.com Milwaukee, Wisconsin