Biological safety cabinet surface decontamination considerations
17 April 2024

Decontamination ensures that the biological safety cabinet's (BSCs) work zone is free from contamination and maintains HEPA-filtered air quality. NuAire, Inc. discusses the importance of decontaminating BSCs before and after use, selecting appropriate disinfectants, and techniques for effective decontamination. Different microorganisms require different disinfectants based on their resistance levels. Material compatibility is crucial when using corrosive disinfectants, such as chlorine bleach, which may require additional steps to remove residues and prevent damage to the BSC. Following proper decontamination procedures helps maintain a safe and clean environment for handling biological materials.