Improved Biosafety for Your Lab

Thu, Nov 9, 2017 12:00 PM EST{LOCAL_TZ}

50 mins  

Event Overview

The past few years have seen dramatic changes in the design and efficiencies of biological safety cabinets (BSCs). For many researchers, BSCs are used extensively and for prolonged periods of time; for this reason manufacturers have invested considerable effort in improving the ergonomic aspects of the workspace. Further, today’s modern BSC offers a higher level of protection to both worker and sample, consumes a fraction of the energy of previous generations of equipment, and lasts up to 10 percent longer under similar conditions. Join the discussion as Lab Manager’s panel of design experts discusses innovation in BSC design, ergonomics, and efficiency in this interactive webinar presentation.

As an attendee, you will learn more about:
  • Factors to consider when selecting a BSC and how to determine which is best for you
  • How to customize your cabinet for specialized applications
  • Tips for use and maintenance of your BSC
  • New developments and improvements in worker safety and material protection


Kara Held
Science Director
Baker Company

Kara is the Science Director for the Baker Company. She earned a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Vermont Department of Pharmacology, completed her Postdoctoral Training at Yale University in the Vascular Biology and Therapeutics program and was most recently a Lab Manager in the Harvard Stem Cell Institute in the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department.

Dave Philips
Senior Product Applications Specialist
Thermo Fisher Scientific 

Dave Phillips has been involved with biological safety cabinets (BSCs) for over 35 years. He worked with a nationwide BSC certification and service company in a variety of roles including technician, regional and general manager and technical support. He is a member of Controlled Environment Testing Association (CETA), has served on the Board of Directors and as President in 2002. He was an instructor with the Harvard course on Biological Safety Cabinet certification, he serves as instructor with the Eagleson Institute and has organized and taught courses at CETA and the annual conference of the American Biological Safety Association.  He is on the NSF Joint Committee for NSF/ANSI 49 and is an NSF Accredited BSC Field Certifier. Dave has a doctorate in management from the University of Maryland.
Since 2007, Dave has worked with the BSC product management team at Thermo Fisher Scientific with responsibility for Thermo Scientific BSCs worldwide. One of Dave’s key areas of interest is in the BSCs Total Cost of Ownership and improving BSC sustainability globally.

Jim Hunter
Senior Products Engineer
Labconco Corp.

Since 1985, Jim has worked with the Biological Safety Cabinet engineering team at Labconco Corp. He’s been responsible for new biosafety cabinet development and technical support for 27 years. His various roles over his career have included Microbiologist, Senior Engineer, and Senior Project Engineer. Jim is also a Committee member of the NSF Certification Council, Member of the ANSI/NSF Standard Number 49 Joint Committee, and Steering Committee Member of the NSF International Biohazard Cabinet Field Certifier Accreditation Program. His motivations are BSC user safety, ergonomics and adaptability.

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