Academic Environments

Whether you are a leading university in the pursuit of scientific discovery or a K-12 facility, our products will keep you safe and efficient in your explorations. We’ve been building laboratory equipment since 1925 to complement the aesthetics of your buildings while reducing energy consumption. Your lab will work smarter with Labconco.

Biosafety Cabinets and Laminar Airflow Clean Benches ideal for academic research and teaching labs

Whether you are a researcher, instructor, facilities manager, or EH&S or biosafety officer, chances are you're looking for safety, energy efficiency and reliability in your life science enclosures. With high quality construction and industry-leading ergonomics, plus straightforward and reliable operation for students just beginning their journey into the field of science, Labconco products are designed around all of you.

Labconco's range of laminar flow clean benches protect your work - such as PCR sample prep - from contamination. Our range biosafety cabinets protect your work and you, your most valuable asset, from harmful pathogens. Labconco offers a variety of life science enclosures for all academic environments. 

Product options include:

  • Type A2 recirculating biosafety cabinets
  • Type B2 ducted biosafety cabinets
  • Type C1 convertible biosafety cabinets (exclusively from Labconco)
  • Large Class II biosafety enclosures for automated lab equipment
  • PCR and Laminar Flow Clean Benches

We can also deliver a customized solution for your special application. Customizations can range from simple modifications to substantial changes to our existing products to meet your individual requirements. For help finding the right life science enclosure for your lab, us our Scout Lab Equipment Selector.

Freeze dryers for academic lab

FreeZone Freeze Dryers are designed specifically for laboratory samples. With a large selection of sizes and accessories, FreeZone Free Dryers are the perfect lyophilization solution for the large variety of samples common in academic and research laboratories. Models start at 2.5 liters up to 18 liters. All models include:

  • Lyo-Works™ OS makes freeze drying easy
    • Touchscreen controls
    • Remote notifications for when your run time is complete
    • At a glance color display
    • Remote notifications
  • Application support – our specialists stand by to help you with your specific lyophilization questions
  • Built to last with superior materials of construction

For help finding the right freeze dryer for your lab, download our freeze dryer selection guide.

Laboratory Concentrators & Evaporators

Your research needs equipment for quick and gentle evaporation, or concentration of biological samples. But which equipment do you need for today and tomorrow’s research. By talking to one of our Application Specialists, they can help you narrow down the type of equipment you need to maximize your efficiency and output. Labconco offers a wide variety of equipment for quick and gentle evaporation and concentration of biological, organic, and DNA/RNA samples. These systems utilize different features design methods to maximize evaporation rates while protecting your laboratory environment and ensuring you get the most out of your sample preparation.

  • Centrifugal Vacuum Concentrators
  • Nitrogen Blow Down Dry Evaporators
  • Vacuum Dry Evaporators

From expediting sample throughput to protecting heat sensitive samples, we have a system for you.

Educational Fume Hoods

Academic institutions have a wide variety of fume hood needs that can involve several departments within an academic setting: EH&S, the PI, the facilities function – all have a criterion as to what is the right fume hood to use in the lab. Whether your goal is to be more energy efficient, or you have limited ability to reconstruct a fume hood location, or you need something that is portable, economical and safe – Labconco has it all.

Ductless – with special Neutrodine® filtration technology, these units are energy efficient and can fit in most lab environments. Fill out the Labconco Chemical Assessment form to insure the correct fume hood meets your demanding application.

Ducted – from high performance to floor mounted, to custom made, see the extensive variety of ducted fume hoods for either light duty or heavy duty for your academic institution. Take our Fume Hood Configurator to find the right fume hood for your lab.

Portable – fume adsorbers, light duty workstations or FilterMate portable exhausters can be an economical as well as a safe option for labs on a budget.

For help finding the right chemical fume hood, try our article "How to select the correct fume hood for your application".

Glassware Washers for the Academic Lab

Stop handwashing laboratory glassware and let your students and lab technicians get back to science. Labconco SteamScrubber and FlaskScrubber provide more consistent, cleaner glassware using less water than handwashing. With a large selection of interchangeable inserts for labware, these glassware washers ensure tens of thousands of labs, from K-12 or in higher education, have clean labware every day. Powered by CleanWorks Operating System, features such as customizable wash cycles, onboard data collection and remote monitoring are easy to use.

SteamScrubber Glassware Washers:Designed primarily for general labware such as beakers, utensils, test tubes, petri dishes and BOD bottles.

FlaskScrubber Glassware Washers:Can accommodate general labware but also features flexible spindle racks that are perfect for narrow neck glassware such as volumetric cylinders, Erlenmeyer flasks, pipettes and other hard to clean labware.

For help finding the right glassware washer for your lab, use our glassware configurator.

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Academic Case Studies

Academic Institutions Served

Other Selected Academic Institutions

  • Albany College of Pharmacy
  • Boise State University
  • Butler University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia University
  • East Central Community College
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Framingham State University
  • Georgia College & State University
  • George Mason University
  • Icahn School of Medicine
  • Indiana University
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • North Branford High School
  • Oregon State University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • St. Charles Community College
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Drexel
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maine
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Washington
  • University of Rochester