- See Biological Safety Cabinets: Overview for certification requirements.
Vendor of choice
UCSD's vendor of choice for biological safety cabinet certification and maintenance is:
UC has negotiated a systemwide agreement with TSS, outlining service expectations and pricing schedules.
UV lamp testing
If a UV lamp is used in your BSC, have it tested with a UV meter during the annual certification of the BSC to ensure that the proper intensity (I=1/d2; 40 microwats/cm2) is being delivered at the appropriate wavelength (254 nm) in the center of the work surface.
TSS certifiers will test the lamp for no charge during the annual certification, but it must be specifically request prior to their visit.
TSS accepts UCSD Express Card.