Universal Animal Containment Workstations

The Universal Animal Containment Workstation provides Biosafety Cabinet Class II performance to help protect investigators and animal handlers from animal exposure which can create occupational hazards such as asthma and allergies. In addition, the Universal Workstation can be used for a variety of general laboratory applications which require clean air and containment.

The Workstation protects the user from airborne contaminants during cage changing and other procedures. It protects animals from external and cross contamination, and protects the environment from particulate emissions.

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VIVA® Universal Workstation draws on our experience of over 35 years in laminar air flow technology. The enclosure employs two independently balanced ULPA filtration modules and an airflow recirculating design similar to a Class II Type A2 biosafety cabinet. This delivers safety benefits for your animals and operators. In addition, the VIVA® Universal Workstation represents a complete solution to your need for operator comfort. These include designs for enhanced ergonomics and protection from odors common in animal handling operations.

  • Protect animals inside the enclosure from exposure to airborne particulates/ambient contamination.
  • Protect the operator from exposure to allergens and other potentially hazardous materials.
  • Operator comfort ensured via an ergonomic design and integrated filters to remove odors.
  • Precise airflow engineering, ULPA filtration and ISOCIDE™ antimicrobial powder coating offer unique protection.


Key Benefits:

  • Latest generation DC ECM blower provides stable airflow with low energy consumption.
  • 99.9% ELISA-verified allergen containment for operator and environment protection.
  • Biosafety cabinet class II containment and ISO Class 3 work zone.
  • Ergonomic design, with ADA-compliant controller and optional motorized height-adjustable stand.
External Dimensions
(W x D x H)
56" x 32.1" x 59.4"
62.4" x 33.5" x 88" with stand
79.9" x 32.1" x 59.4"
86.3" x 33.5" x 88" with stand
Internal Dimensions
(W x D x H)
50" x 24.5" x 26.7"73.6" x 24.4" x 26.7"
Average Airflow VelocityInflow: 90 fpm
Dowflow: 70 fpm
Inflow: 90 fpm
Dowflow: 70 fpm
Airflow VolumeInflow: 368 cfm
Downflow (60%): 547 cfm
Exhaust (40%): 368 cfm
Inflow: 542 cfm
Downflow (60%): 832 cfm
Exhaust (40%): 542 cfm
ULPA Filter Typical Efficiency>99.999% for particle size between 0.1 to 0.3 microns per IEST-RP-CC001.3>99.999% for particle size between 0.1 to 0.3 microns per IEST-RP-CC001.3
Sound Emission63 dBA64 dBA
Fluorescent Lamp Intensity> 1400 Lux > 1230 Lux
Construction, Main Body 1.5 mm (16 gauge) electrogalvanized steel with Isocide white oven-baked epoxy powder coating1.5 mm (16 gauge) electrogalvanized steel with Isocide white oven-baked epoxy powder coating