For any laboratory conducting cell culture and tissue culture work, laboratory incubators are a necessary equipment. The purpose of these incubators is to protect the cells from changes in humidity, O2, temperature and CO2. Maintenance of humidity is done by maintaining a humidity water trough, and O2 circulation is enabled by fans. To regulate temperature, air or water jackets. Thermal conductivity or IR sensors are used to control modular and standard CO2 incubators.
Laboratory incubators provide a contaminant-free, controlled environment for reliable, safe work with tissue and cell cultures and the above-mentioned conditions are kept in control. For growth and storage of bacterial cultures, microbiological incubators are also used. To ensure that heat is distributed evenly and cold spots are eliminated, incubators can be air-jacketed and water-jacketed. A direct source of heat could also be used. Refrigerated incubators are designed to hold their content at a constant temperature. These types of incubators are used as biological incubators, for cell, tissue, plant and fungal cultures.
The size and capacity of a laboratory incubator are one of the most basic and important factors to be considered. The main goal of a laboratory incubator is to reduce contamination. Thus, we offer high-temperature decontamination cycles, antimicrobial copper components and HEPA filtration. Along with these features, we include integrated touch-screen displays, data storage, programmable alarms and removable shelves. These design improvements focus on making laboratory incubators more convenient to use.
When purchasing an incubator, important features to be considered are the prevention of contamination and easy decontamination, variable oxygen control, prevention of sample desiccation, evaporation of media, CO2 control, humidity and temperature.
Commercial incubators are used for storing chicken eggs and hatching purposes. Medical incubators are used in hospitals, for babies so that a warm, safe environment is provided when they're born.