Telstar introduces photocatalytic treatment for BSC safety

The company's range of biological safety cabinets will incorporate ZeroCoat as a standard treatment applied in the work area

A photocatalytic treatment based on titanium dioxide has been implemented by Telstar inside its biological safety cabinets, designed to operate with risk 1, 2 and 3 biological agents (viruses and bacteria or infectious material).

Zerocoat is a treatment which provides a self-cleaning surface to break down organic matter when the light system is triggered. This activation, which can be either with white or ultraviolet light, makes organic matter oxidize naturally, safely and instantly at the molecular level, Telstar claims. This makes it suitable for bacterial protection, cleanliness and maintenance, durability and costs.

The Zerocoat treatment is incorporated on the inside of the laboratory cabin to fully protect the work surface and, among other variables, reportedly endows the stainless steel that surrounds the chamber`s interior with a high potential antimicrobial power.

The photocatalyst power of the treatment has been validated throug tests carried out in Telstar’s R&D department. It has been applied on different surfaces exposed to different types of light and wavelengths and the different organic compounds were subsequently checked for degradation. The results were then compared to tests carried out on untreated surfaces. The resistance of the treatment to standard cleaning procedures in a cabinet and stability over a period of time has also been validated.

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