The Future of Biosafety: How Cruma is Preparing for Tomorrow's Challenges
In a world where microbiological challenges are becoming increasingly complex, innovative and advanced biosafety solutions are crucial. Cruma, a leader in the design and manufacture of biosafety cabinets and other laboratory equipment, is at the forefront of preparing for the biosanitary challenges of the future. Let’s see how the company is innovating and what solutions it offers to keep laboratory professionals and the general community safe from emerging microbiological threats.
Rapid Response to Recent Pandemics
The recent emergence of the Covid-19 virus tested the resilience of global health systems and highlighted the importance of having reliable biosafety equipment. Cruma responded to this crisis with its class III biological safety cabinet, Cruma Virus-3, which played a crucial role in mitigating the effects of the pandemic by facilitating the development of vaccines.
Preparation for High-Risk Pathogens
Cruma also recognizes the threat posed by other high-risk pathogens, such as the Ebola virus. Despite years of research, there is still no prophylaxis or treatments available for Ebola virus infection. The World Health Organization classifies Ebola as a risk group level 4 pathogen, requiring a grade 4 environmental containment level and the use of a Class III Microbiological Safety Cabinet for its handling.
Innovations in Biosafety Cabinet Technology
Cruma’s cabinets are designed with advanced technology including conveniently located visual-level controls, microprocessor-controlled fan speed and aerodynamics, and various operating modes that ensure safety and efficiency during use. Additionally, the visual representation of “SAFE” and “UNSAFE” conditions, along with multi-level alarms and a power failure alarm, provide additional safety assurance for users.
Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Design
Cruma also cares about sustainability, offering products with environmentally friendly and durable materials. This not only contributes to a more eco-friendly laboratory but also promises a longer lifespan for equipment.
Prevention is Better Than Cure
Cruma’s philosophy is based on prevention as the best tool against risks in the laboratory. They offer a range of solutions from laminar flow cabinets to gas filtration cabinets, all designed to minimize risks associated with handling dangerous substances and biological agents.