Take the Quality of Your Food and Beverage Testing to the Next Level


MIR and MLR Heated and Cooled Incubators

PHCbi brand offers a selection of products designed to facilitate the stringent demands of food and beverage testing, including accelerated shelf-life testing, assessing oxidative processes, evaluating light stability or humidity susceptibility, or optimizing packaging decisions.
PHCbi brand temperature-controlled incubator and humidified growth chamber models are designed for the precision and accuracy needed in the food and beverage industry.
Performance and Flexibility
PHCbi brand heated and cooled microbiological incubators have a broader experimental temperature range, allowing hundreds of potential parameters to be utilized with a "hands-off" automated workflow.
Wide temperature range:
-10°C to +60°C suitable for multiple applications
PID heater control delivers the precision:
Temperature fluctuation of only +0.2°C
Easy to set controller:
Program as many as 10 multi-step protocols with up to 12 steps per program
Schedule in advance:
Testing can continue over the weekend or overnight
Plant, algae, and insect studies:
Two levels of illumination can be programmed to turn off and on as your research requires
Convenience and Ease of Use
Easy to reach keypad and LCD display
Maximize the use of your lab's layout:
Select models offer reversible door-swing and stackable options
Simple cleaning:
Corrosion-resistant stainless steel interior
Facilitate long timed range experiments:
Select models include a condensation pan pipe outlet
PHCbi brand heated and cooled incubators are designed for convenient use so you can focus on testing and outcomes.
The PHCbi brand growth chamber includes intuitive programmable functions, microprocessor design, data logging capability, calibration, and a humidity sensor with more control over environmental conditions.
MIR Series Heated and Cooled Incubators
PHCbi brand laboratory incubators are designed to ensure reproducible environments that mimic real-world conditions. Our laboratory incubators allow for precise control of temperature, a low humidity setting and lighting protocols - making them ideal for microbiology testing and research, food and cosmetic shelf life testing, and municipal wastewater testing, plant cell culturing and more.
MLR Humidified Plant Growth Chamber
As a crucial piece of laboratory equipment, the PHCbi brand humidified growth chamber is designed to ensure reproducible chamber conditions. The MLR series humidified growth chamber is designed to accurately reproduce and control an array of temperature, humidity, and lighting patterns - making it ideal for testing light sensitivity, packaging efficacy against humidity, accelerated shelf-life testing, plant cell culturing, and more.
In The Field
PHCbi brand heated and cooled incubators have been utilized across a range of food and beverage testing experiments. Take a look and see their results.
Hamada, T., Yako, M., Minegishi, M., Sato, M., Kamei, Y., Yanagawa, Y., ... & Hara-Nishimura, I. (2018). Stress granule formation is induced by a threshold temperature rather than a temperature difference in Arabidopsis. Journal of cell science, 131(16), jcs216051. https://doi.org/10.1242/jcs.216051
Shomodder, A., Imaizumi, T., Nagata, M., Kasai, E., Shiina, T., Tsuta, M., ... & Nakano, K. (2023). Existence of circadian rhythm and its response behavior under different storage conditions of soybean sprouts. Journal of Plant Physiology, 281, 153906. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2022.153906
Van Holle, S., Smagghe, G., & Van Damme, E. J. (2016). Overexpression of Nictaba-like lectin genes from Glycine max confers tolerance toward Pseudomonas syringae infection, aphid infestation and salt stress in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Frontiers in plant science, 7, 1590. https://doi.org/10.3389%2Ffpls.2016.01590
Omuse, E. R., Niassy, S., Kiatoko, N., Lattorff, H. M. G., Wagacha, J. M., & Dubois, T. (2022). A fungal-based pesticide does not harm pollination service provided by the African stingless bee Meliponula ferruginea on cucumber (Cucumis sativus). Apidologie, 53(3), 28. https://doi.org/10.3390%2Fmicroorganisms10091800
Kawasaki, K., Ohkawa, M., Zhao, J., & Yano, K. (2022). Effect of dietary meat content on weight gain, mortality, and pre-pupal rate in black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae. Insects, 13(3), 229. https://doi.org/10.3390%2Finsects13030229
Guragain, M., Smith, G. E., King, D. A., & Bosilevac, J. M. (2020). Prevalence of extreme heat-resistant Gram-negative bacteria carried by US cattle at harvest. Journal of Food Protection, 83(8), 1438-1443 https://doi.org/10.4315/JFP-20-103
Konagaya, K., Takahashi, N., Fukugaichi, S., Morimatsu, K., & Kuramoto, M. (2021, November). Effect of post-harvest temperature of tomato 'Rinka 409' on quality and autofluorescence during overripening. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 924, No. 1, p. 012020). IOP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/924/1/012020
Nakamura, Y., Sato, T., Oshima, K., Hagiwara, T., & Takahashi, K. (2023). Utilization of deep sea at 4000 and 6000 m depths for long-term storage and quality improvement of greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) muscle. Food Bioscience, 53, 102724. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fbio.2023.102724
Nakamura, Y., Sato, T., Takatori, M., Hirama, T., Oshima, K., & Takahashi, K. (2021). Impacts of deep-sea aging on quality of greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) and bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) meats. LWT, 146, 111326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2023.114640
About PHC Corporation of North America

PHC Corporation of North America, located in Wood Dale, IL, is a leader in laboratory equipment for the biopharmaceutical, life sciences, academic, healthcare and government markets. Product lines under the PHCbi brand include the space saving and energy efficient VIP® ECO and TwinGuard® ultra-low temperature freezers, cryogenic and biomedical freezers, pharmacy and high-performance refrigerators, cell culture CO2 and multigas incubators, and Drosophila/plant growth chambers. PHC Corporation of North America is a subsidiary of PHC Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, which is a global healthcare company that develops, manufactures, sells, and services solutions across diabetes management, healthcare solutions, diagnostics and life sciences.