The SafeCell UV lamp in IncuSafe incubators plays a pivotal role in continuous decontamination. The figure below shows the summary of four tests on separate strains of mycoplasma using PHCbi incubators. It can be seen that the lamp in the UV range has a much greater decontamination effect on these bacteria than decontamination lamps emitting at visible wavelengths.
To ensure the elimination of any airborne contaminants that may enter the chamber, the isolated narrow-bandwidth, ozone-free UV light (located at the base of the chamber) automatically switches on for a specified period after each incubator door opening. Water-borne organisms in the humidity water reservoir are eradicated in the same way, ensuring the security of any active cell cultures.
24 Hour UV Decontamination
This feature can be used in the following instances:
- Prior to 1st use
- Between patient protocols
- Following maintenance or service
- Secondary decontamination method
After H2O2 Vapourization
The UV lamp automatically cycles ON for up to 90 minutes following a 10 minute H2O2 vapour cycle. this reduces the H2O2 to water, which condenses onto a cooler section of the incubator’s interior floor for easy clean-up.
After Door Openings
Door closure causes UV lamp to turn On for 10 minutes, decontaminating the external air that entered the chamber.
IF UV protection is not desired, SafeCell UV lamp can be switched OFF.