For most professionals in the medical industry, the focus is on patient care—whether it’s before, during, or after surgery. A sterile environment for health and safety is very important in the prevention of airborne contaminates to patients and hospital staff, which is why HEPA filters are used in hospital HVAC systems and operating rooms. The same focus on HEPA indoor air-quality applies to many other facilities and applications as categorized under the term biosafety.
Have you ever wondered what happens to human organs after they have been removed? In ancient times, Egyptians preserved human organs in canopic jars, but in modern times, it’s a little different. Today, these are considered major biohazards to public health therefore removed organs are placed into an incinerator and burned to ash killing all pathogens in the process.
While this process is completely effective in removing pathological toxins, a crucial step involves filtering the smoke before the air is exhausted outside from the incinerator. This is an essential part of the process that many hospitals and biosafety equipment manufacturers rely on APC Filtration’s expertise to design, manufacturer and test HEPA and ULPA critical air filters.
One example of APC’s capabilities for a biosaftey equipment manufacturer is our two-stage filter and frame for a biological safety cabinet . This specific application was designed to meet Europe’s EN1822 test standard H14 which is equivalent to North America’s IEST test standard meeting a filtration efficiency of 99.995% down @ 0.3 microns. This non-toxic, custom-designed HEPA filter was rigorously tested using APC’s certified lab testing facility and exceeded customer expectations including third party lab verification testing. APC provides critical air filters for many other equipment and appliance manufacturers and research facilities where viruses are grown and tested for antibiotics.
Interested in more information on how our HEPA filters reduce pathological waste for biosafety applications? Visit us at www.apcfilters.com or call us toll free at 1-888-689-1235.