Glovebox Fume Hood

The Glovebox Fume Hood series provides containment for highly toxic applications using APIs that need more safety than an opened face enclosure. FSI engineering controls built in to prevent loss of containment. Third-Party testing has proven containment on these units to below 30 ng/m³ based on process and quantity.

  • Glovebox Fume Hood designed for work with HPAPI processing and other sensitive applications
  • HEPA inlet provides interior laminar airflow that meets or exceeds ISO environment
  • Reduce turbulence and reproduce consistent performance-based results with balance stability to the 7th decimal place
  • LFBC™ Lateral Flow Bio Containment Isolator for HPAPI Processing Designed for working with HPAPI, ADCs, Oncology, and more HEPA inlet filter for internal ISO 5 or better interior Surrogate Powder Testing Below 30 ng/m3 Polypropylene Frame with Acrylic or Glass Panels

Glovebox Fume Hood Advantage



The HEPA inlet in our Glovebox Fume Hood provides the interior hood with a laminar airflow. This HEPA clean environment meets as well as exceeds ISO 5 for fresh processing of work while protecting operators from exposure.


The Glovebox universal options including double-safe waste chute, continuous liner, RTP port, and more through customization. The side port and transfer port move to either side. The transfer port on the Glovebox provides ingress and egress of items into as well as all throughout without exposing the operator or the interior of the fume hood or environment to any contaminations.


Designed as the next step in the containment process above the hood FSI Hybrid Isolator, this Glovebox unit can effectively contain HEPA clean air in and HEPA air out. This dynamic system of airflow creates laminar airflow across the interior. The Glovebox Fume Hood equipped with dual 4” thick HEPA filters that are recirculated into the lab or sent directly to house exhaust.

Heavily dependent on potency and quantity of the toxic material being worked with, this unit can contain to nanogram levels and from OEB 3-5. Consult FSI about your application.



This hood unit comes standard with either acrylic (EGP Series) or glass (EGG Series) viewing panels built on both sides, as well as a dished phenolic resin base and polypropylene superstructure.


The Glovebox Fume Hood system equipped with a 4″ HEPA filter inlet including primary and secondary 4” HEPA outlet filters that recirculate into the lab or sent straight to the house exhaust.


Standard options for the base of the fume hood include a regular base, regular base with a 4″ tri-clover/tri-clamp fitting to accept powder transfer options, as well as a standard option to purchase the unit without a base so a custom base can be applied.


This enclosure features an internal white LED light for improved visibility inside of the Glovebox with an adjustable angle to direct light onto the application. Also available in Amber LED through customization.


The glove ports sit in a front lift door that opens vertically to load and unload equipment effectively. This door hinged for ease of use.

The Glovebox Fume Hood can provide containment for many applications and equipment, including balances, ovens, FTIR, sieves, and many more.  Contact us for more information.

Glovebox Interior Benefits

The HEPA inlet provides the interior of the Glovebox Fume Hood with a laminar airflow. This HEPA clean environment for fresh processing of work while protecting operators from exposure in the fume hood. The Bag-in/Bag-out Dual HEPA exhaust hood ensures safe recirculation of air from the fume hood into the room or connection to the house exhaust hood.

Handling and manipulation of API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) and HPAPIs (Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) where personnel protection is required.


The HEPA inlet provides the Glovebox interior hood with laminar airflow. This HEPA clean environment (2) for fresh processing of work while protecting hood operators from exposure. The Bag-in/Bag-out Dual HEPA exhaust hood (3) ensures safe recirculation of air into the room or connection to house exhaust.


High Potency API (HPAPI) Prep System LFBC™ designed as an enclosure suite for Glovebox Fume Hood with 2 Hybrid Isolators and a hood connected for processing. The system features a full port system made of polypropylene, used for processing HPAPIs through the entire enclosure hood. The Glovebox Fume Hood features a lateral flow air filtration system with an ISO 5 or a better interior environment. The Hybrid Isolators feature dual-speed fans so that the glove panels can remove and operated with an open face as a modular feature. The dual-speed fan automatically senses the removal of the glove panel and adjusts the fan speed to maintain velocity.

Size: 66” Exterior Width, 39” Exterior Depth, 31” Interior Height


HPAPI Glovebox Workstation LFBC™ is designed to house 2 balances and maximize both personnel and product protection while weighing powder and liquid APIs and HPAPIs. Units can be configured with many different transfer systems, including Ezi-Dock as shown here, as well at RTP ports from Getinge, continuous liners, and many more. 4 x 10” glove ports at the front of enclosure, pass through for data and power cables as well as access door to maximize operational flexibility. ISO 5 or better interior environment.

Size: 80” External Width, 32” External Depth, 28” Internal Height

Glovebox Design Process

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the study of fluid dynamics using sophisticated computing technology. Computational Fluid Dynamics uses or solves the governing equations of fluid or gas flows to predict the characteristics and the structure of a flow field. The most important feature or advantage of using CFD in the design process is the ability to see airflow. CFD allows the user to see the results of engineering design more effectively than in the real world. The effects of minute features in the designing process can be seen and compared using CFD. Which cannot be done in an otherwise efficient manner. Another added advantage of using CFD is the repeatability of the results. 

Glovebox Fume Hood Testing

Labs USA possesses a laboratory capable of testing products for conformance to the relevant standards (i.e., ASHRAE 110-2016 Tracer Gas Testing). Every unique enclosure or hood manufactured in the facility is tested to these standards to ensure quality and performance to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Additionally, the facility used to perform further testing, using surrogate materials to determine expected enclosure containment capabilities. This factory acceptance testing using surrogate materials often accompanied by a third-party industrial hygiene group, as well as the customer. As well as helping to replicate the end process correctly, and also to suggest SOPs and GLPs for best use of the equipment.




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