Bio-Rad Introduces a Compact Biosafety System for the S3™ Cell Sorter
23 Jun 2014

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. has announced the launch of its S3™ Biosafety System Class I, an intelligent aerosol containment hood designed for Bio-Rad’s S3™ Cell Sorter. The system adheres to the biosafety requirements of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) and protects users and the environment from aerosols created during the cell sorting process.

The S3 Biosafety System Class I encloses the S3 Cell Sorter on the benchtop, providing an alternative to the large and expensive biosafety hoods traditionally used with cell sorters.

Additional benefits of the S3 Biosafety System Class I include:
• Software control — integrates with Bio-Rad’s S3™ ProSort™ Software, which provides real-time information about biosafety system status, system temperature, and HEPA filter life
• Fully accessible — offers easy access to the S3 Cell Sorter for cleaning and maintenance via vinyl walls that are magnetically attached to the aluminum biosafety system frame
• Quiet and energy efficient — generates low vibration and sound levels while specialized fans and low backpressure from the HEPA filter reduce energy usage

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