Robert Hernandez, Director of Quality & Compliance, Advanced Therapies & HCT/Ps, oversees policies and regulatory compliance on the procurement, development and manufacture of human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps) at BioBridge Global. He answers the question “What is a BSC?”
What is a BSC?
A biological safety cabinet (BSC) is an enclosed lab bench that provides a safe working environment for lab personnel processing microbiological, cell culture and clinical samples. It also controls contamination from spreading into the product or sample inside the BSC.
BSCs also can be used as an aseptic manufacturing environment within a cleanroom for performing critical work, such as filling final product containers.
BioBridge Global uses Class II, Type A2 BSCs, the most commonly used type in labs worldwide.