CytoGROW CO2 Incubators


Effective capacity
6.0 cu.ft. (170 L)
Temperature range
+5℃ above ambient to +50℃

*Optional MCO-170HB/MCO170EL installation required.

MCO-18ACL-PA Features

Superior Growth Environment

Optimal cell culturing is achieved through the thermal conductivity (TC) sensor which ensures precise CO2 control with fast recovery following door openings and reproducible environmental conditions.

Passive Contamination Control with InCu-saFe®

The MCO-18ACL-PA CytoGrow CO2 Incubator is designed with standard, passive contamination control throughout the chamber interior. The PHCbi inCu-saFe combines the germicidal properties of elemental copper with the corrosion and discoloration resistance of stainless steel.

Optional SafeCell™ UV Protection

The optional 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.

Direct Heat and Air Jacket System

Superior temperature uniformity and accurate temperature levels are achieved by the microprocessor controlled Direct Heat and Air Jacket System. High density insulation surrounds the incubator chamber to maintain precise temperature and protect against ambient temperature fluctuations.

Integrated Microprocessor Control

Control and monitoring is offered through a fully integrated microprocessor controller with independent LED displays for CO2 and temperature. The softkey seven button menu enables intuitive programming. Alarm notifications warn when functions deviate from setpoints. Remote alarm contacts are provided standard.

Shelf Channel System

This CO2 incubator for research offers a removable shelf channel system which allows for easy cleaning, with no tools required. The incubator is supplied with three shelves standard and holds a maximum 15 shelves on 1.1" (29mm) centers.


CytoGrow CO2 Incubators

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

CytoGrow CO2 Incubator offers the patented Direct Heat and Air Jacket conditioning system, optional patented SafeCell UV technology, and microprocessor control and monitoring.

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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 6.0 cu.ft. (170 L)
OUTER DOOR Painted steel
SHELVES 17.7" x 17.7" (450 x 450 mm)
ACCESS PORT 1: Back side (1.2" [30 mm] diameter)
INSULATION Rigid polyurethane foamed-in-place
UV LAMP Optional
NET WEIGHT 203 lbs (92 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 Digital softkey
HEATING SYSTEM Direct Heat and Air Jacket System
HUMIDIFYING SYSTEM Natural evaporation with humidifying pan, 95 %R.H.±5 %R.H.
INTERIOR SURFACES InCu-saFe stainless steel with copper enriched alloy


MCO-18ACL-PA Price Upon Inquiry. Please contact us.


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