Customers in a wide range of biosciences applications benefit from ‘The IncuSafe Advantage’, which is created by the advanced technology, unique design features and high-quality engineering combined within the IncuSafe CO2 Incubator Series.
With our customer’s values are at the heart of product development, IncuSafe CO2 Incubators were designed to provide:
• A precise & regulated environment
• Active Background Decontamination
• Sterilisation to meet every need
A precise & regulated environment
Our customers need to ensure that their cell cultures are kept under optimal conditions to get the best results in their research. This is critical for optimal outcomes and reproducibility. They value uniform and highly responsive control of environment and temperature within their incubator.
IncuSafe CO2 Incubators were developed to provide the most precise and regulated environment for cell culture. The Incubators’ Direct Heat System combined with the Air Jacket system or melamine foam insulation, depending upon the specific incubator model, protect against ambient temperature fluctuations and ensure optimal temperature distribution throughout the chamber. Regulated over three independent heating zones under microprocessor P.I.D. control, the Direct Heat System also guarantees fast recovery times.
The high quality, Dual IR sensor ensures excellent CO2 control. It continuously calibrates to guarantee accuracy and stability. The ceramic-based sensor is unaffected by moderate changes in temperature and relative humidity and is linked to the P.I.D. controller also for fast recovery times.
Active Background Decontamination
Contamination of cell cultures from microbes or other cell lines is a constant threat in any laboratory. Preventing contamination is an ongoing challenge for our customers, hence they value any built-in systems that can help minimise the risk of contamination.
IncuSafe CO2 Incubators are designed to actively prevent contamination during cell culturing. They provide Active Background Decontamination through the combined and continuous action of the unique, inCu-saFe germicidal interior and optional SafeCell UV lamp.
Our exclusive inCu-saFe, copper-enriched stainless-steel alloy interior eliminates contamination and mitigates the effect of airborne contaminates that can be introduced through normal use. It combines the germicidal properties of copper and the durability of stainless steel. Selected to provide passive germicidal protection without rust or corrosion, inCu-saFe expresses a natural germicidal effect that inhibits the growth of moulds, fungi, mycoplasma and bacteria on its surface continuously.
The optional, isolated, SafeCell UV lamp decontaminates circulating air and water in the humidifying pan, without harming cultured cells. It inhibits the growth of mycoplasma, bacteria, moulds, spores, yeasts and fungi without costly HEPA filters, which can accumulate contaminants in the chamber air.
Sterilisation to meet every need
Even with background decontamination, additional sterilisation is sometimes required to provide extra protection. With different demands on different laboratories, our customers’ have different preferred sterilisation methods.
That’s why we developed IncuSafe CO2 Incubators with two alternative sterilisation methods.
For a fast turnaround, IncuSafe CO2 Incubators with H2O2 Decontamination safely clean the chamber in less than three hours. The high-speed decontamination system uses vaporised hydrogen peroxide and UV light. It cleans the chamber of the incubator safely to achieve a minimal 6 log reduction of major contaminants.
For customers that prefer a different process, IncuSafe CO2 Incubators with Dual Heat Sterilisation provide an 11-hour, 180°C sterilisation programme. With extremely low heat dissipation during sterilisation, cell culturing can continue uninterrupted throughout the process in stacked IncuSafe CO2 Incubators. There is no need to remove inner parts or recalibrate after sterilisation, therefore, laboratory processes are more efficient with less incubator downtime.
For safety during both sterilisation procedures, the outer door is locked automatically upon initiation of the decontamination cycle and unlocked upon completion.