Esco performs testing in accordance with more than 20 of the world's most recognized standards, of local, regional and international scopes. In particular, testing in our laboratory is most frequently conducted based on: EN12469, NSF49, IEST RP. An NSF-Accredited Biological Cabinet Field Certifier is available in-house full-time to supervise all testing work.
All of Esco's laminar flow cabinets are type-tested according to the Australian Standard AS1396.5, the only standard in the world for laminar flow cabinets. In August 2004, Esco became the very first manufacturer of laminar flow cabinets to have a laminar flow cabinet type-tested according to the microbiological testing methods described in the EN12469:200.
Esco Labculture® Class II Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinets have been certified to the NSF49, and independently type-tested to the EN12469 standard. This product is also UL-listed as compliant to the requirements in both US and Canada. Esco is also the only foreign manufacturer outside of Japan to have a product certified to the stringent Japanese Standard JIS K 3800 for biological safety cabinets.
Esco's Airstream® Class II Biological Safety cabinets are type-tested according to the EN12469, while all of our Biological Safety cabinets are designed to meet and exceed the requirements of the NSF49 and EN12469 standards.