A biosafety cabinet (BSC) — also called biological safety cabinet or microbiological safety cabinet — is an enclosed, ventilated laboratory workspace for safely working with materials contaminated with (or potentially contaminated with) pathogens requiring a defined biosafety level.
The primary purpose of a BSC is to serve as the primary means to protect the laboratory worker and the surrounding environment from pathogens.
Biosafety cabinets are used on a daily basis for hours. Besides protection of user and sample material, the ergomical aspects of the work become more and more important. This includes reduction of the noise level (for a more convenient working atmosphere), a height adjustable stand (for optimized sitting position), panorama side windows (more light within cabinet), 10°angled front sash (enables better sitting position) as well as strong but dazzle-free light sources (better view within cabinet)to improve the working conditions.