Acumen White Papers

The Baker Company is committed to providing industry-leading innovation and educational resources to its customers and the scientific community. Produced periodically, the Acumen Series offers the latest in-depth information on product testing, research and innovations.

The following is our collection of Acumen issues:

The Effectiveness of HEPA filters on DNA

Most laboratory techniques utilize biosafety cabinets (BSCs) in order to provide contamination control of the experiments. BSCs depend on airflow and HEPA filters to remove contaminants from the environment. 

Volume 11 No. 1

Hypoxia Workstation with HEPA-Filtration Option Demonstrates Enhanced Containment to Protect User

Volume 10 No. 3

Biological Safety Canopy Exhaust Connection Saves Energy and Improves Overall Safety Performance

Volume 10 No. 2

Innovative Technologies Result in a More Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Total Exhaust Biological Safety Cabinet

Volume 10 No. 1

Energy Efficient Biological Safety Cabinet Reduces Energy Costs While Ensuring Safety

Volume 9 No. 1

Pharmacy Isolator Performance Testing

Volume 8 No. 1

Terminology Changes in the 2002 Revision of NSF 49 NSF/ANSI Standard # 49 – 2002 Class II Biological Safety Cabinets Types

Volume 6 No. 1

Ergonomic Considerations In The Development of A Class II, Type A/B3 Biological Safety Cabinet

Volume 5 No. 1

Continuous-Flow Bypass For Improved Fume Hood Performance

Volume 4 No. 1

The Bio-Analog Test For Field Validation of a Biosafety Cabinet Performance

Volume 3 No. 3

New Animal Transfer Station Offers Improved Containment and Allergen Control

Volume 3 No. 1

Risks to Assess When Selecting Clean Benches And Biosafety Cabinets For Animal Research

Volume 2 No. 2

Using A Constant Air Volume Controller To Insulate A Class II Biosafety Cabinet From Negative Effects of A Variable Air Volume Exhaust System

Volume 2 No. 1

Using Thimbles To Connect Biological Safety Cabinets to Variable Air Volume (VAV) Exhaust Systems

Volume 1 No. 2

Cycle Parameters For Decontaminating A Biological Safety Cabinet Using H2O2 Vapor

Volume 1 No. 1

Using Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor To Decontaminate Biological Safety Cabinets