CytoGrow CO2 Incubator 5.8 cu.ft.


Effective capacity
5.8 cu.ft. (165 L)
Temperature range
+5℃ above ambient to +50℃

MCO-170ACL-PA Features

Cell Culture Incubators Capabilities

As a crucial piece of laboratory equipment, PHCbi brand cell culture incubators are designed to ensure highly accurate, reproducible chamber conditions. Our cell culture incubators provide a contamination-free environment while allowing precise CO2 or CO2/O2 control - essential for in vivo environment replication.

Passive Contamination Control with InCu-saFe®

Designed with standard, passive contamination control throughout the chamber interior. The inCu-saFe surface combines the germicidal properties of elemental copper with the corrosion and discoloration resistance of stainless steel.

SafeCell™ UV Protection

The SafeCell UV lamp provides an added layer of contamination control. It eliminates contaminants introduced during door openings as they pass over the humidity reservoir surface without affecting the cell cultures.

Integrated Microprocessor Control

Control and monitoring are offered through a fully integrated microprocessor controller with independent organic LED displays for CO2 and temperature. The softkey button menu enables intuitive programming. Alarm notifications warn when functions deviate from setpoints. A USB data port permits download of logged performance and event information.

CO2 Control

The automatic CO2 control system delivers precise, reliable and repeatable CO2 control over a setpoint range of 0% to 20% and includes a CO2 sample port integrated into the inner glass door.

Shelf Channel System

This stackable CO2 incubator offers a removable shelf channel system which allows for easy cleaning, eliminating the need for troublesome shelf brackets and clips. Perforated shelves promote natural temperature and gas uniformity.

Condensation Elimination

The innovative Peltier powered dew stick located in the interior chamber draws condensation away from the inner door, outer door and inside inCu-saFe copper enriched stainless steel surfaces. The dew stick returns moisture to the humidity reservoir and arrests contamination before it can destroy cell cultures.


CytoGrow CO2 incubators

The ideal CO2 incubator for research and clinical microbiology, offering a high performance solution for mainstream cell culture applications in the research and clinical environment where precise contamination and temperature control is critical.

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INTERIOR DIMENSIONS 19.3" W x 20.6" D x 26.2" H (490 x 523 x 665 mm)
INTERIOR VOLUME 5.8 cu.ft. (165 L)
OUTER DOOR Painted steel
SHELVES 3 (stainless steel copper enriched alloy with integrated shelf support)
ACCESS PORT 1: Back side (1.2" [30 mm] diameter)
INSULATION Rigid polyurethane foamed-in-place
UV LAMP Optional
NET WEIGHT 163 lbs (74 kg)
TEMPERATURE CONTROL RANGE Ambient temperature +º5C to +50ºC
TEMPERATURE UNIFORMITY ±0.25ºC (ambient temperature: 25ºC, setting: 37ºC, CO2: 5 %, no load)
CO2 CONTROLLER Microcomputer, Input by keypad
CO2 GAS CONNECTION 0.157 inch to 0.36 inch (4 mm to 6 mm) diameter tube can be connected
CO2 GAS PRESSURE 0.03 MPa(G) (0.3kgf/cm2(G),4.3 psi(G))
CO2 VARIATION ±0.15% (ambient temperature: 25ºC, setting: 37ºC, CO2: 5%; no load)
CO2 SENSOR TYPE Thermal Conductivity
CONTAMINATION CONTROLS InCu-SaFe copper enriched stainless steel interior and shelves, optional SafeCell UV light
DISPLAY White graphic OLED readable to 0.1 increments
HEATING SYSTEM Direct Heat and Air Jacket System
HUMIDIFYING SYSTEM Natural evaporation with humidifying pan, 95 %R.H.±5 %R.H.
INTERIOR SURFACES Stainless steel copper enriched alloy
DATA MANAGEMENT Optional with LabAlert Monitoring System


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Product Sheet Download

  • MCO-170ACL-PA Product Sheet

  • CO2/O2 Incubator Brochure

  • Contamination Control Methods in CO2 and Multigas (CO2 and O2) Cell Culture Incubators

  • Infrared vs. Thermal Conductivity Sensors

  • HEPA Filter vs. Ultraviolet Light

  • Water Jacketed vs. Air Jacketed CO2 Incubators

  • Gas Controlled Incubators Warranty Statement