A precise and regulated environment
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.
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
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
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
The inCu-saFe copper-enriched stainless steel alloy interior provides the germicidal properties of copper with the corrosion resistance of stainless steel.
(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:
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.
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.