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Laminar flow hood in our IVF laboratory

Laminar flow hoods are used in IVF labs and in other labs that culture living cells. These hoods provide a workspace that is clean and reduces any chance of contamination of the culture dishes while handling the dishes, eggs, sperm and embryos.

The hood has a fan built in that keeps the air circulating in a flow pattern (laminar flow). This keeps dirt and dust from falling into culture dishes when they are out of the incubators.

hood in IVF lab with stero microscope for finding eggs
Picture of a hood in our IVF lab
Culture dish is under the microscope, pipetting tools on the right

IVF lab tour