The IFBA welcomes its ongoing collaboration with Nuaire Inc. to strengthen global laboratory biosafety. Both organizations share similar goals of providing safe, practical and sustainable solutions for biological safety cabinets in all areas of the world. Also driving our two organizations is not only the provision of high quality equipment, but a commitment to the ongoing training and servicing to ensure that biological safety cabinets are used properly and sustained over the long term.
Risk assessment in human and animal health diagnostic laboratories is a fundamental process to identify potential hazards and specify practices and procedure that will minimize or eliminate exposure to those hazards. The use of biological safety cabinets (BSCs) presents one avenue for mitigating hazards associated with infectious biologicals and aerosols. Unfortunately, and far too often, personnel are not adquately trained in the proper selection, installation, use and ongoing maintenance of BSCs. The IFBA and Nuaire are working together to find simple, safe and workable solutions to improve the situation in South East Asia, Africa, Latin America and other regions of the world. Towards this end, we are excited that Nuaire has also sponsored individuals from around the world to earn their IFBA Professional Certification in Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation & Safe-Use. https://internationalbiosafety.org/who-we-are/sponsors-donors/connecting-sponsors-with-candidates/
For those who are not familiar with Nuaire, the company was established early in the 1970s when it was awarded a contract to design and manufacture the first modern day BSC to meet with the US NIH specification entitled “Laminar Flow Biological Safety Cabinet”. Since that time, Nuaire has grown substantially and manufactures a wide range of BSCs and other complimenatry laboratory products that are distributed worldwide. The company also develops and distributes education tools and technical bulletins designed to assist in understanding the different functions and safe operation of the BSC.
Widespread and lasting results can only be realized by harnessing the power of multiple stakeholders. No individual sector – government, NGO, or business – can make a big a difference alone as we can make by working together. Collaborating with Nuaire will enable us to accomplish our greatest successes in the safe and sustainable use of biological safety cabinets worldwide.