S3™ Biosafety System Class I #145-1078

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Biosafety System Class I for S3 and S3e™ Cell Sorters, includes HEPA filter, fan blower, base, aluminum frame, 30 mil vinyl panels with magnetic attachment

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Power requirements 100–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz, 1.25 Amp
Power and efficiency 125 W
Heat load 50 W at <85 BTU/hr
Airflow 175 ft3 per minute
Blower R1G 175 DC motorized impeller
Fuse 2.0 A slow blow
Weight 52 lb
Dimensions (W x H x D), cm 135 x 146 x 96 cm, 53 x 57.5 x 37.75 in
Sound level 65 dB at maximum airflow
Operating temperature 18–25°C
Operating humidity 20–60%
HEPA filtration 99.997% or better on 0.3 μm- IEST-RP-CC-034
HEPA filters 23.625 x 23.625 x 3.54 in, certify annually
Top panel Clear polycarbonate
Base floor High-density polyethylene
Vinyl sides 30 mil PVC film and 18 oz vinyl-coated polyester
Frame 25 mm anodized aluminum T-slot profile

The S3 Biosafety System Class I is an aerosol containment hood custom-designed for the S3 and S3e Cell Sorters, providing users and the environment protection from aerosols created during the cell sorting process. The biosafety system is an affordable alternative to traditional large and expensive biosafety hoods commonly offered for cell sorters.

Complementing the compact S3 and S3e Cell Sorters, the biosafety system sits directly on the benchtop. Easy-to-open, magnetically attached vinyl walls provide ready access to all sides of the cell sorter during operation, cleaning and maintenance, or service.

Features and Benefits

  • Compact and affordable — small-footprint, economical alternative to large and expensive traditional biosafety hoods
  • Software controlled — full integration with ProSort™ Software for fan speed regulation and temperature monitoring in real time
  • Fully accessible — easily opened vinyl walls are magnetically attached, allowing access to all four sides of the S3 or S3e Cell Sorters for cleaning and maintenance
  • Quiet and energy efficient — generates low vibration and sound pressure levels; specialized fans and low backpressure from the HEPA filter reduce energy consumption

Full integration and monitoring by the S3 and S3e Cell Sorter's ProSort Software gives users real-time information about HEPA filter life and the temperature of the system inside. Fan speed is determined based on the cell sorter operation mode — sorting or idle. The HEPA filter provides protection at 99.997% for 0.3 µm particles. The system is able to perform 100% air exchange 6–8 times per minute around the S3 and S3e Cell Sorters.

The S3 Biosafety System meets the requirements set by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) standards for Class I biosafety and the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) guidelines.

Related Products

The S3e™ Cell Sorter is available in 1-laser, 2-detector and 2-laser, 4-detector versions either alone or bundled with the S3 Biosafety System Class I.

  • S3e Cell Sorter with 1 laser (488 nm) and 2 detectors (145-1005)
  • S3e Cell Sorter with 1 laser (488 nm), 2 detectors, and the S3 Biosafety System Class I (145-1029)
  • S3e Cell Sorter with 2 lasers (488/561 nm) and 4 detectors (145-1006)
  • S3e Cell Sorter with 2 lasers (488/561 nm), 4 detectors, and the S3 Biosafety System Class I (145-1030)