[Seth] My name is Seth De Penning, and I'm the Product Marketing Manager at NuAire Incorporated.
[Drew] My name is Drew Pippin. I'm the Director of Global Sales at NuAire Incorporated. So, NuAire is at SLAS this year because biosafety cabinets are an important complement to automation. So, biosafety cabinets can be used to provide containment if they're working with some hazardous materials in the process. Or if they just require clean air in their process, then a biosafety cabinet is an important piece for them to be used in the laboratory.
[Seth} So, there are a couple of challenges that you face when you're trying to put automated equipment inside a biosafety cabinet. The main challenge you deal with is whether or not the automated equipment will fit inside the work site. There are two aspects of that: First, will the equipment even physically fit inside the work zone because of its dimensions? Secondly, even if it fits physically, can the cabinet airflow continue to perform as desired with that automated equipment inside?
What NuAire does is partner with customers to make a bespoke biosafety cabinet built to their specifications. So, we start out with learning what their automation process is, what device they're using, and then we can build the cabinet around their needs.
[Drew] So, NuAire is well-positioned to offer custom biosafety cabinets for automation. So, family-owned company. We've been around for 50 years, so we have experts in containment of our process, what we're doing, but we also take a more personalized approach with the customers, and really design a cabinet to best fit their needs and their system. So, we like to work with them hand in hand, come up with a concept and design, and then essentially, once they agree upon it, you know, we can design it, but we have the dimensions, all the details in-house, so if they come back a few years later and want to order the exact same thing, we can easily replicate it and provide that to them.