A wet lab, or experimental lab, is a type of laboratory where it is necessary to handle various types of chemicals and potential “wet” hazards, so the room has to be carefully designed, constructed, and controlled to avoid spillage and contamination.
- Biosafety Cabinet: A biosafety cabinet is an enclosed, ventilated laboratory workspace for safely working with materials contaminated with (or potentially contaminated with) pathogens requiring a defined biosafety level.The primary purpose of a BSC is to serve as a means to protect the laboratory worker and the surrounding environment from pathogens. All exhaust air is HEPA-filtered as it exits the biosafety cabinet, removing harmful bacteria and viruses.
- CO2 Incubator: A CO2 incubator is used to culture cells to provide it with the optimum temperature, moisture (sterile environment) and to maintain optimum pH. When the media contains carbonate buffer, the CO2 gas from the cylinder is let into the incubator in such a way that the pH remains constant.