Biosafety Wet Labs for Research & Testing
As implied by the name, wet labs deal directly with chemicals, liquids, and biological matter that would be classified as “hazards.” Wet room chambers offer a controlled environment. Similar to dry rooms, wet labs can be used for similar applications but often have stricter requirements.
Biological Safety Levels (BSLs) are an important metric for certifying these enclosures. While dry room enclosures utilize ISO, wet rooms use BSLs. Several different industries work in wet room enclosures, including life sciences, medical technology, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
Contact us for more information regarding our BSL cleanroom options or call us at 800-959-0878, and we will gladly answer any questions that you may have. Cleanrooms By United is your trusted source for fully customized research biosafety labs.
What is the Difference Between Wet Labs & Dry Labs?
There are several factors that differentiate wet rooms and dry rooms. These variations provide a suitable environment for unique application requirements. While wet rooms are often used for manipulating chemicals, liquids, and biological matter, dry rooms are more focused on engineering, physics, or computation.
The main difference that separates a wet room from a dry space are the physical parameters within the room. Often wet labs will have increased plumbing capacity to accommodate for waste, and dry labs will have increased mechanical and electrical systems. A wet room will incorporate higher humidity levels, while a dry room will utilize a low humidity environment. Both room styles use varying temperature fluctuations depending on the application requirements.
Filtration Standards for BSL Labs
Biological Safety Level (BSL) is a biocontainment classification system with constraints intended to prevent individuals from possible infection or exposure in a manufacturing or research setting. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lays out the 4 main BSLs, each level contains the necessary wet room design features, amount of exposure danger, and operational protocol.
Our biosafety labs are available in all Bio Safety Levels 1-4. All modular wet lab cleanrooms are built based on your design and specific biosafety level requirements.
Other available cleanroom standard features include:
- Specific materials for cleanroom standards compliance
- Humidity & temperature control
- HEPA or ULPA filtration with optional automated monitoring system
- Insulated wall system for superior thermal control & easy sterilization
- Recirculating airflow design
- Temp & RH monitoring systems
BSL Cleanroom Engineering Requirements
Biosafety labs are designed and manufactured based on your project’s specific needs. Whether your design features are custom or standard, we will work with you to determine the correct specifications and BSL requirements for your project. Considerations and factors that we use to determine wet room requirements include:
- Exact standards for humidity & temperature control
- Available construction space within your facility
- Internal heat load (equipment heat gains)
- Room exhaust (CFM)
- Wet room capacity
Additional customizable features include:
- Dedicated Air handling systems
- Fire suppression systems
- Explosion proof lighting
- Water resistant switches and outlets
- FRP and Metal Clad finish
- Sheet vinyl flooring with 6” radius cove
Learn more about our custom modular cleanroom options.
Bio Safety Lab Industries
Cleanrooms By United provides precision quality BSL cleanrooms to various industries throughout the United States and Mexico. All wet lab production is based on your exact layout specifications, delivering both standard and custom-engineered designs that fit your research, testing, incubator, or manufacturing needs. We work with a variety of industries, including:
- Pharmaceutical & biotechnology
- Medicine research & testing
- Medical devices & technology
- Electronics manufacturing
- Life sciences laboratories
- Aerospace manufacturing
Contact Cleanrooms By United for Custom Wet Labs Today
Are you looking for a custom or standard wet lab for your production needs? Cleanrooms By United delivers the best and most versatile modular biosafety labs available. We design all our wet rooms to meet your industry needs, offering custom layouts, square footage, and features depending on your application and necessary BSL requirements.