Microbiology & Biology Lab Design
Designing microbiology or biology laboratories requires special attention due to the nature of the microorganisms being handled. In this case, the lab design must include ways to manage areas of high microbial populations, prevent the release of microorganisms to the environment, and prevent cross-contamination to ensure the integrity of the lab or research results. At Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods, we understand microbiology and biology lab planning, and we will design, create, and build the ideal lab for you.
We also understand the primary objective in lab design is to provide a safe environment for lab personnel to conduct their work and all measures are taken to reduce of the number of exposures in case of an emergency. Therefore, we carefully analyze and identify all health and biosafety hazards and then incorporate these protective measures into the design. For example, we take into account the suitability and sustainability of the lab furnishing, the need for separate storage areas to ensure materials are stored properly, equip necessary safety measures based on the biosafety level, and the division of lab space between clean and live culture areas just to name a few.
The following are some of our basic objectives for microbiology and biology lab design:
• Protect the safety and health of all lab personnel
• Protect both the laboratory and surrounding environment from contaminants
• Segregate the lab to create functional zones that meet biosafety and environmental requirements
• Eliminate potential sources of cross-contamination
• Support lean processes such as material and personnel flow, visual management, and more
• Adapt to future research and laboratory needs
Key Considerations for Microbiology and Biology Lab Design
Our microbiology and biology lab designs provide sensible material and personnel flow and address the need for physically separating lab space to carryout unique functions. We understand the main activity involves the isolation, propagation, and handling of microorganisms that pose a risk to the lab personnel and its surrounding environment.
The following are the key considerations for microbiology and biology lab planning:
• Establish primary and secondary barriers for the containment of microorganisms
• Achieve a certain level of biosafety to minimize the potential threat to lab personnel and environment
• Ensure the validity of the research and lab results by avoiding or minimizing the presence of contaminants
Why Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods?
Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods is your comprehensive resource for all things related to laboratory design and furnishings. Our design carefully considers the unique requirements of a good microbiological practices and lab safety.
We provide a unique customer experience we call “The Power of One.” You will have a single point of contact for your project from start to finish, including planning, drawings, budgets, recommending and procuring furnishing and equipment, and much more. Our approach is to keep it simple, efficient, accurate, and easy for you to ensure continuity and nothing is missed. You will have the lab you need on time and on budget.
The combination of our expertise, unique approach to project management, and wide range of high-quality lab products and equipment makes us your single source for designing and furnishing your new, refitted, or remodeled lab.
Recommended Lab Components for a Microbiology and Biology Lab
At Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods, we have an extensive line of high-quality lab furniture and equipment ideal for a microbiology or biology lab. When designing your lab, we will recommend the lab furniture and equipment that is right for your lab to meet both current and future needs. Also, our products are protected by an industry best five-year warranty.
Provides excellent chemical and heat resistance and is the preferred material for sterile environments. Ideal for surfaces that need to be disinfected regularly.
Flammable Liquid Storage Cabinets
Powder-coated inside and out to offer greater protection against corrosion and cross-contamination.
SS902 Safety Station
Combination of eyewash and shower safety station (includes a stainless-steel bowl).
More sterile and sustainable option than wood in this lab environment.
Solution Series Fume Hood
Superior ventilation to protect lab personnel in a microbiological environment.