The PHCbi MCO CO2 & Multigas Incubators

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By utilizing cutting-edge technology, special design features and high-quality engineering, our MCO Incubators can maintain a precise and regulated environment suitable for cell culture. This innovative line of incubators provides reliable performance and flexibility for optimal reproductibility. The three main advantages of MCO incubators are:

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A precise and regulated environment

Direct Heat System

Direct Heat System
Accurate, uniform, and highly responsive temperature control within the chamber is achieved by utilizing the Direct Heat System, which regulates temperature through three independent heating zones under microprocessor P.I.D control.

IR Sensor

IR Sensor
The IR CO2 Sensor offers accurate and reliable CO2 measurement. The ceramic-based sensor is unaffected by moderate changes in temperature and relative humidity and is linked to the P.I.D. controller for fast recovery times.

Dual IR Sensor

Dual IR Sensor
This ceramic-based IR CO2 Sensor provides accurate and reliable CO2 measurement. It is unaffected by moderate changes in temperature and humidity, and is also linked to the P.I.D. controller for fast recovery times. MCO Incubators use single-beam, dual-detector IR CO2 sensors, enabling continuous calibration for unprecedented control, accuracy and stability. They simultaneously measure samples and reference wavelengths for continuous auto-zero calibration.

Zirconia O2 Sensor

Zirconia O2 Sensor
This solid state zirconia O2 sensor delivers precise oxygen control (1-18%; 22-80%), for physiological oxygen levels to simulate in vivo conditions.

Active background decontamination

MCO Incubators are designed to actively prevent contamination during cell culture.

InCu-saFe Germicidal Interior

InCu-saFe Germicidal Interior
The inCu-saFe copper-enriched stainless steel alloy interior provides the germicidal properties of copper with the corrosion resistance of stainless steel.

SafeCell UV Lamp

(Optional) SafeCell UV Lamp
This isolated SafeCell UV lamp decontaminates air and water circulating in the humidifying pan without harming cultured cells.

Two sterilization methods

In case additional sterilization is required to complement background decontamination within the MCO Incubators, two sterilization methods are available:

H2O2 Decontamination

1. H2O2 Decontamination
The H2O2 decontamination system delivers fast and verifiable decontamination. The system uses vaporized H2O2, which achieves at least a 6-log reduction of major contaminants. The full sterilization process takes less than three hours.

Dual Heat Sterilisation

2. Dual Heat Sterilisation
Dual heat sterilization utilizes both the incubator’s 180°C heaters during the sterilization process, which takes 11 hours. Thanks to their low heat dissipation, no effect on the temperature inside stacked incubators means that cell culturing can continue uninterrupted. No need to remove inner parts like the CO2 sensor and UV light, or recalibrate after sterilization, making laboratory processes more efficient with less incubator downtime.

The dry heat sterilization cycle is controlled through the incubator microprocessor control system. The outer door is locked automatically upon initiation of the sterilization cycle and unlocked upon completion.

Sizes

50 liters | 170 liters | 230 liters | 850 liters

50 liters

MCO-5AC MCO CO2-Inkubator
MCO-5AC MCO CO2 incubator
Personal-size compact CO2 Incubator
  • Small scale CO2 incubator for individual cell culture. Optimal performance aiding patient and/or cell line specific cell culture.
  • Keeps your most sensitive cell cultures safe from fluctuations in environmental conditions and contamination.
  • Copper-enriched stainless steel alloy prevents contamination during cell culture.
  • Shortest recovery times for set parameters.

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PHCbi Multi Gas CO2 O2 Incubator
MCO-5M MCO Multi gas incubator
Personal-size compact Multigas Incubator
  • Patient-specific, compact design, triple-stackable MCO Multigas Incubator with variable CO2 and O2 controls to simulate in-vivo conditions.
  • During cell culturing, the inCu-saFe germicidal interior and SafeCell UV lamp work continuously to prevent contamination.
  • Gas sensors proven to outlast the lifetime of the incubator.

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170 liters

MCO-170
MCO-170AIC with optional H2O2 decontamination
MCO-170AICD with with 180C Dry Heat Sterilization
  • During cell culturing the inCu-saFe germicidal interior and SafeCell UV lamp work continuously to prevent contamination.
  • Data logging, LCD touchscreen display and USB connectivity also available.
  • (Optional) H2O2 decontamination cycle (MCO-170AIC models) or 180C Dual Heat Sterilization (MCO-170AICD)

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PHCbi Multi Gas CO2 O2 Incubator MCO-170M
MCO-170M MCO Multigas Incubators
  • The MCO-170M helps to achieve more accurate results when culturing cells at physiological oxygen levels.
  • The Dual IR sensor provides precise regulation of the CO2 levels, while the solid state Zirconia sensor provides precise regulation of the O2.
  • Also ideal for cell culturing under hypoxic conditions and is suited for: mammalian tissue research applications, cellular therapy, stem cell research, pathophysiological studies and pharmaceutical production processes.
  • (Optional) H2O2 decontamination cycle

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230 liters


MCO-230AIC MCO CO2 incubator
  • During cell culturing the inCu-saFe germicidal interior and SafeCell UV lamp work continuously to prevent contamination.
  • Data logging, LCD touchscreen display and USB connectivity.
  • (Optional) H2O2 decontamination cycle

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850 liters

MCO-80IC MCO CO2 incubator
Large-scale cell culture CO2 Incubator
  • The MCO MCO-80IC reach-in CO2 Incubator is ideal for culturing samples at high volume.
  • Optimum temperature and CO2 uniformity throughout the chamber, plus rapid recovery after door openings with low CO2 gas consumption.
  • During cell culturing, the inCu-saFe germicidal interior and SafeCell UV lamp continuously prevent contamination.
  • Full view, double-paned glass door allows for easy observation of cultures.
  • Door heating system combined with specially designed air flow system prevents condensation throughout.

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PHCbi Reach-in Large size Incubator MCO-80AIC

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