Containment Units

Flexible Film (Softwall) Containment Units

Negative Pressure, Flexible-Film (Softwall), Containment Units Designed to Protect Workers and Surrounding Environment!

Flexible film containment unit.

Pictured above is a negative pressure, flexible film (softwall) containment unit that is designed to be a necropsy room, with enough space for a necropsy table, waterline, discharge collection and pass in/out transfer port (restricted access barrier unit).

You Should Consider the Cost Saving Advantages of Flexible Film (Softwall) Containment Units for the Containment of Highly Pathogenic Organisms or Potent Compounds


CBC will design a flexible film (softwall) containment unit or bio-isolator system that will meet your requirements.

Lap seam sealing process for extra durability.Our softwall, restricted access barrier containment units are designed to protect workers and prevent the release of highly pathogenic organisms or highly potent compounds into the surrounding environment.

For researchers - CBC has manufactured flexible film containment units for containment of pathogens such as the H5N1 (the avian influenza), H1N1 (the swine influenza) and Bacillus anthracis (anthrax); and for necropsy tables to prevent the potential spread of organisms during a necropsy.

For the pharmaceutical industries - CBC has designed units for potent compound storage, weighing, milling and exhaust collection.

CBC can design a flexible film unit to fit inside your current BSL 3 lab or around an existing piece of equipment.

The environment is completely controlled so chronic studies do not have to be started over due to contamination of control or test specimens. Transparency allows for direct and immediate inspection from outside the environment.

Some of the features of the CBC flexible, softwall containment unit include:

  • System is run under negative pressure.
  • A totally contained chamber, the system does not use the laminar airflow design (the chamber is completely enclosed).
  • HEPA inlet and outlet filtration system.
  • Large removable doors for moving caging or supplies in and out of the unit.
  • Portable.
  • Air handing system will automatically turn off the inlet supply when the door is opened or the pressure increases to almost the ambient room pressure, thus maintaining the negative or inward airflow.
  • An alarm system in case of power or blower failure.
  • Durable 20 mil. polyurethane for sidewalls and ceiling.
  • Strong 30 mil. polyurethane flooring (can stand up to heavy caging systems).
  • Lap Seam construction.
  • Resealable snap loops for easy assembly and disassembly.
  • 1 1/2" annodized aluminum tubing used for frame.
  • Provides a restricted access barrier.

Optional equipment:

  • System is run under negative pressure.
  • Water and electrical supply lines.
  • Environmental monitoring, 24/7 monitoring of items like air pressure, airflow, temperature, and humidity.
  • LED read outs.
  • Wireless alarm systems.
  • Wheels for mobility.
  • Air handing system that will automatically turn off the inlet supply when the door is opened or the pressure increases to almost the ambient room pressure; thus, maintaining the negative or inward airflow.
  • Airtight divider panels.

NOTE: Our flexible, softwall chambers can be radiated if required!


Each CBC Flexible Film Canopy is Marked With its Own Unique Serial Number and Manufacture Date to Ensure Traceability and Better Customer Support.

Serial number and manufacture date help ensure traceability and better customer service.

When you buy one of our containment units, your canopy will be marked with its own unique serial number and manufacture date. Should you ever have a issue with the canopy (or need a replacement) CBC can trace your canopy back to the exact specs previously ordered. The same for replacement canopies for existing frames and filter systems.

Better Customer Service

  • Traceability.
  • Faster replacement.
  • More accurate replacement.

Flexible Film Cleanrooms

CBC flexible film cleanrooms.

Pictured above is a positive pressure, flexible film (softwall) cleanroom that is totally contained. It is designed to provide a completely controlled production environment so chronic studies do not have to be started over due to contamination of control or test specimens.

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Decontamination Chambers

CBC decontamination chamber is designed to decontaminate small items such as scales and microscopes.

CBC decontamination chambers are made out of strong 20 mil urethane film, have a gas tight zipper door and are available in a variety of customizable sizes to meet your specific need. Connectors can be modified to adapt to your existing sterlizing equipment. For small items such as scales and microscopes.

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Accessories
Internal cage racks.

Internal Cage Racks

Replacement germ-free isolator canopies for existing frames and filter systems. Custom sizes using CBC's unique lap seam seal process!

Stainless steel and acrylic transfer ports.

Transfer Ports

Above photo is a stainless steel transfer port (Inset photo shows transfer port made in acrylic.). Standard sizes are 12", 18" and 24" diameters.

Sterlizing autoclave cylinders.

Sterilizing/Autoclave Cylinders

CBC autoclave sterilizing cylinders for animal research (feed, water, bedding, cages, etc...). Custom sizes available to meet autoclave and shelf requirements.