Telstar’s comprehensive new range of laminar flow cabinets, designed to provide protection for product in an ISO 4 sterile environment, will be presented at Expoquimia 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
The latest range of Telstar Aeolus cabinets, which will be launched at the exhibition between 30 September and 3 October, are particularly suitable for handling non-pathogenic samples in applications related to hospital protocols and clinical pharmacy, in vitro fertilisation, food quality control and microbiology, in vitro cultivation of plant and animal cells, microbiology and clean rooms for pharmaceutical, veterinary and food industries, as well as hospitals, universities and research centres.
The range of horizontal and vertical laminar flow cabinets is designed to offer better efficiency and lower energy consumption; an automatic airflow velocity control system ensures optimised protection level for the product, an appreciable reduction of sound level and 20% more sterile working area while maintaining a compact external footprint.
The laminar flow system enables work to be carried out under sterile conditions with low particulate count by virtue of a continuous filtered air sweep in the work area, which assures full product protection. The Telstar Aeolus cabinets include an air anemometer speed monitoring system, which confirms effectiveness to the operator at all times and avoids deviations from the average laminar flow range.
The laminar flow cabinets feature Green Line EC fans, resulting in 35% less energy consumption than the average consumption for this type of cabinet, as well as an extremely low sound level and an ergonomic design, which provides operators with more comfort and working efficiency.
The cabinets also feature a new slightly tilted display, which provides better visibility and accessibility. The screen has an intuitive and practical colour code that continuously indicates the cabinet status. The laminar flow cabinets also include a system of optical and acoustic alarms that warn of any incident, and the stainless-steel work surface, designed as an integral part, can easily be dismantled. Using an innovative lighting structure, appropriate illumination is provided to the working area, which minimises visual fatigue and helps to eliminate glare and reflections. The cabinet sides, designed in tempered glass, provide full visibility and enhance the inner lighting.
The Aeolus range of vertical and horizontal cabinets, which are available in four different sizes, are also designed to facilitate access to all components from the front, which is made of sliding glass in the vertical model, rendering technical maintenance tasks easier. This minimises interruption to the daily routine caused by preventive maintenance and requalification.
During the launch at Expoquimia 2014, Telstar will also present its latest generation of laboratory equipment: Telstar LyoQuest, the 8l condensation capacity freeze-dryer with integrated pre-freezing, primary drying and secondary drying processes; Telstar Lyobeta, the pilot-scale freeze-dryer specifically designed for small-scale formulation, research and development work; Telstar BioVanguard, the new range of high-quality Class II biological safety cabinets designed to be used for high-risk microbiological research and in highly toxic applications; and Telstar Bio II Advance, the new generation of compact biological safety cabinets.