Head Only Chamber

Head Only Chamber

Biaera’s 16 Liter head only inhalation chamber is fabricated from polycarbonate and stainless steel.  The design is based on the USAMRIID head only exposure chamber and has decades of history to demonstrate its consistent and reliable performance characteristics (see references below).  Outfitted with intake and exhaust plumbing, sampling ports, and temperature and relative humidity sensors, this chamber conveniently connects to Biaera’s AeroMP control platform or any other aerosol control system.  A latex dental dam (not shown) stretched across the chamber opening provides the seal for the neck or muzzle of the animal during exposure.  The removable platform supports an anesthetized or restrained subject during the procedure.  All materials withstand decontamination with either formaldehyde gas or hydrogen peroxide vapor.

Head Only


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