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Laboratory Hoods, Laminar Flow

Definition : Hoods designed to displace all the air mass within the enclosure with uniform velocity and parallel direction (i.e., laminar airflow), distorted only by objects in the flow pathway. They include blowers and filters as integral equipment to provide the laminar airflow inside the hood. Laminar flow hoods may produce either horizontal or, less frequently, vertical airflow to prevent contamination of sterile materials (e.g., culture media, drug preparations) but do not offer protection to the operator or to the environment. These hoods are frequently used in clinical laboratories and pharmacies; they are not biological safety enclosures and should not be used when infectious or potentially infectious materials are handled.

Entry Terms : "Laminar Air Flow Hoods, Laboratory" , "Laminar Air Flow Laboratory Hoods" , "Laminar Flow Clean Benches" , "Clean Benches" , "Laminar Air Flow Equipment"

UMDC code : 24154

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