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Purair PCR Laminar Flow Cabinets

PCR Laminar Flow Cabinet and PCR workstationPolymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a simple and inexpensive technique to make multiple copies of a targeted nucleotide sequence from a DNA sample and to amplify sequences from small samples. This technique is widely used in genetics laboratories that work with DNA and RNA.

Because PCR amplification is extremely sensitive to contamination, prevention of contamination requires good laboratory practices to minimize external or cross-contamination during reagent preparation, sample preparation and sample amplification.

The Purair® PCR laminar flow cabinet employs the Air Science® Multiplex™ HEPA filtration technology to create a safe, energy-efficient contaminant-free environment. This PCR workstation is ideally suited for use with non-hazardous contaminants and when flexible access to the instrumentation in the cabinet is required.

Purair PCR Laminar flow cabinetsPurair PCR Features and Benefits

  • Provides sterile work zone for aseptic techniques. 
  • Air cleanliness meets and exceeds ISO Class 5. 
  • Energy saving LED lighting. 
  • Vertical laminar airflow with HEPA filtration
  • Equipped with germicidal UV lamp to create light emission conditions known to provide safe decontamination.
  • 360 degree visibility with UV absorbing polycarbonate construction. 
  • Purair PCR cabinets are available in three model sizes with various options. 
  • Designed for desktop use or installation on an optional base stand or mobile cart. 

Product Features:

A. Control Panel: The integrated control panel features an On/Off switch for the fan, light, and UV lamp timer.
B. Main Filter: Main HEPA filter with 99.99% efficiency for 0.3 micron particulates.
C. Pre-Filter: The pre-filter can be changed while the unit is operating to prevent operator exposure to chemical vapors.
PCR workstation callouts
Purair PCR-24, shown with optional mobile cart and optional stainless steel work surface.
D. Fan: High-performance ebm-papst EC fan.
E. Stand: Optional base stand converts to mobile cart with optional locking casters.
F. Lighting: Compact LED cabinet lamp located away from laminar flow area.
G. UV Lamp: Built-in ultraviolet lamp with timer creates light emission conditions known to permit safe decontamination between PCR cycles.
H. Pass Through Ports: Convenient rear wall pass-through ports for safe routing of instrument cords, cables, and leads.
I. Filter Door Lock: Prevents unauthorized removal or accidental exposure to dirty filters.
J. Ergonomic Design: Ergonomically angled front improves reach and user comfort.
K. Work Surface: Large polypropylene work surface, white or black standard with optional stainless steel work surface available.
L. Decontamination Shelf: Mounted on the back wall near the UV lamp for maximum exposure.
M. Magnetic Door Latch: Safety interlock prevents operator exposure to UVs when door is opened during decontamination cycle.
N. Double-Hinged Self-Locking Front Sash: The magnetic sash closure protects samples on the work surface from contamination with up to 90 fpm airflow.
Purair PCR Ductless fume hood airflow
360 Degree Visibility: Clear back and side panels
allow ambient illumination into the chamber and provide users with an unobstructed view of its contents.
Construction: All models are available in either metal or polypropylene construction, specify metal or polypropylene when ordering. Available in 120V, 60Hz or 220V, 50Hz models.
Steel Support Frame: The chemical resistant epoxy coated steel frame adds mechanical strength. Optional all polypropylene construction is available if desired.

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Application Specific Literature

Resources:PCR Amplification

Improve Your PCR Amplification Process

PCR is shorthand for a simple but very useful procedure in molecular biology called the polymerase chain reaction. It’s a technique used to amplify a segment of DNA of interest or produce many copies. In other words, PCR enables you to produce millions of copies of a specific DNA sequence from an initially small sample – sometimes even a single copy. This technique is widely used in genetics laboratories that work with DNA and RNA.

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