Orion is a class 2 biological safety cabinet which provides operator, product and environmental protection and is 100 % exhaust. The cabinet has as well a 200 mm front aperture and should always be ducted.
The Orion biosafety cabinet is similar in design (but not the same) as the Mars Pro class 2 biological safety cabinet. It has a different safe filter change system than the Mars Pro safety cabinet.
Orion is generally used like the Mars Pro biological safety cabinet when a safe filter change system is required.
The Orion safety cabinet is suitable for microbiological work which requires sterility of product but may involve the use of small volumes of solvents, acids or chemicals that may normally require fume hood extraction. However the microbiological safety cabinet should not be used as a fume cupboard. Safe change pre-filter system make the cabinet ideally for animal cage changing and animal handling procedures.