Editor's pick: Must-see exhibitors at Lab Innovations 2019

An overview of cleanroom and laboratory suppliers attending the event on 30-31 October at the Birmingham NEC

Lab Innovation approaches, so it's time to gear up for the two-day event (30-31 October, Birmingham NEC) and find out who's attending and what's new at this year's showcase.

Bigneat, the clean air, hazard containment and safety systems specialist, will present its range of Ductless Fume Cabinets, Powder Weighing Stations, Laminar Flow Cabinets and Ventilated Chemical Storage systems.

MMC Clean Rooms

Moreover, Bigneat will be featuring its MMC Clean Rooms (pictured right), which the company says can be installed in a matter of days into either a newly built room or existing building space. "We include integrated electronics and control systems, completing the installation with the validation and certification of the system," the company explains.

The modular design of both soft and hardwall cleanrooms allows for the components to be packaged with a low volume and shipped worldwide for installation by local qualified engineers.

Stand number E2


Erlab, a recognised leader in non-ducted filtering enclosures for laboratories, will put on the spotlight its green alternative solutions for high-level operators safety while saving energy and protect the environment.

The Chemical Filtration Ecosystem (pictured below) has been designed to keep staff protected from the moment a chemical enters the lab to whenever or wherever it evaporates.

Chemical Filtration Ecosystem by Erlab

"Our filtering products work together to provide cleaner air in your laboratory," the company explains.

Airstream Plus Biological Safety Cabinet

Stand number E17


Esco GB, based near Salisbury, Wiltshire, supplies, commissions, validates and supports a wide range of clean air and containment equipment in UK and Ireland, and operates engineering support across the country.

The Airstream Plus Biological Safety Cabinet (pictured right) is the best choice for providing operator, product and environmental protection. With the new LED lamp and dual energy-efficient DC ECM motor, the Airstream Plus is one of the most energy-efficient Class II Biosafety Cabinets in the world, the company claims. The Airstream Plus still boasts the features of the Airstream Gen 3 but now with optional hydrogen peroxide injection ports for more streamlined decontamination. With the latest advancements in the Airstream Plus, it is a great addition to cleanrooms and pharmaceutical laboratories around the world.

The SafeFAST Premium cabinet range

"Esco GB Ltd aims to provide our clients with the best quality, best supported, most energy-efficient, and most affordable range of clean air and containment equipment available in the marketplace today," the company says.

Stand number J11


Faster S.r.l, the clean air and laboratory products made in Italy, are sold in the UK by Biopharma Group and supported by a team of experienced product specialists and engineers committed to providing value and outstanding service to existing and prospective customers.

The company claims the SafeFAST Premium Microbiological Safety Cabinets has set the benchmark in laminar airflow technology, creating a new generation of laminar airflow systems.

"This is a jump into the future, going way beyond the strictest safety standards to deliver outstanding performance with low power consumption, noise level and CO2 emissions," the company explains.

Commenting on the brand, Crowthorne Group says: "Our product experts have experience in developing specialist small scale installations as well as coordinating with distributors and contractors to deliver large-scale projects."

Stand number M17


Guardtech GT Seat

Guardtech Cleanrooms, a leading provider of controlled environments and cleanrooms since 2000.

The company is set to showcase its expertise in delivering turnkey design and construction of critical environments for companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device, microelectronics, automotive, aerospace and healthcare industries.

At Lab Innovations, visitors can find out details of the GT Seat, "the most ergonomic cleanroom chair on the market", Guardtech says.

The unit has been designed with intuitive functionality including weight-activated control and synchronous seat and backrest.

Engineered for a task-specific range of motion and 24/7/365 use exclusive QR code product tag, the GT Seat delivers individual webpage for every MVMT unit manufactured.

Liquid Nitrogen Biobank Series

Stand number M20


Haier Biomedical, a supplier of life science equipment, is part of the $38 billion Haier Group. Established in 1998, the company designs, manufactures and sells laboratory equipment for the global market.

"In the UK we are committed to developing strong relationships with our customers, supporting and listening to them to identify future requirements, which can be engineered into the products by our R&D and engineering teams," the company explains.

Haier Biomedical has offices and warehouse facilities in Southern England and can supply from local stock.

The Liquid Nitrogen Biobank Series (pictured left) is designed to ensure the maximum storage capacity with the minimum consumption of liquid nitrogen, at a cost-effective price, to lower the overall cost of operations.

Stand number D1


SteriClean range of cleanroom disinfectants

Helapet is a UK-based supplier of cleanroom consumables used in the sterile production of medicines and other chemical solutions in critically controlled environments.

The company will showcase the SteriClean range of cleanroom disinfectants, a new sterile Neutral Detergent trigger spray, and a range of protective top-to-toe PPE led by the Berner brand of chemoprotective gloves and apparel.

"Helapet also takes pride in our ability to design and manufacture bespoke disc filter solutions, both as off-the-shelf products or custom made specials," the company explains.

Stand number L17


The Kimtech Nitrile glove range

Kimberly-Clark Professional is the cleanroom partner of choice for many pharmaceutical and laboratory companies. "When you work in challenging environments with no margin for error, count on Kimtech products to protect your critical processes and the people who perform them," the company says.

The company will showcase the Kimtech™ Nitrile glove range, which has been designed to provide superior protection for scientists from chemical splash and microorganism hazards. The range features:

  • EN ISO 374-1:2016 Chemical Splash protection and EN 374-4:2003 Resistance to degradation by chemicals certification
  • EN ISO 374-5:2016 Micro Organism and VIRUS Protection, the highest level of micro-organism protection possible for laboratory gloves
  • Non detectable level of chemical accelerators to mitigate risk of skin irritation

Stand number K13


Milli-Q® IQ 7000 Ultrapure Lab Water System

Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, is well-known for its innovative and top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials. The company employs 50,000 people in 66 countries.

With the combined expertise of Sigma Aldrich, Millipore, and BioControl, Merck offers a complete range of high-quality microbiology testing solutions with a comprehensive approach providing regulatory expertise, substantial service, and trust. "We solve safe," is the company's motto.

"Merck's Milli-Q IQ 7000 Ultrapure Lab Water System has been designed to make your work as pleasant and comfortable as possible — and to maximise lab productivity," Merck says.

Featuring a unique ergonomic design and powerful purification media, the unit ensures consistent production of superior-quality ultrapure water.

The system is equipped with Elix® EDI technology, intuitive touchscreens, Q-POD® and E-POD® dispensers and mercury-free UV lamps.

Stand number D10

You can check the online catalogue for a comprehensive view of all the exhibitors attending Lab Innovations 2019.

Featured Companies

Guardtech Cleanrooms (more information, website)
Crowthorne Hi-Tec Services (more information, website)
Kimberly Clark Professional (more information, website)
Merck KGaA (more information, website)
Erlab DFS (more information, website)

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