Flexible Wide Temperature Range Incubator for Automated Incubation and Storage
Product News Jan 26, 2016
High-capacity cell growth and assay incubation laboratories now have access to a new automated incubation and storage incubator, designed to provide fast plate access and a wide temperature range for application flexibility.
The Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10C450 provides plate access in less than 10 seconds, enabling culturists to access their cells faster, leading to increased productivity. Its flexible design ensures easy integration into existing lab space, while the fully integrated thermal decontamination routine and humidity control decrease the risk of contamination and assay variability. The Cytomat 10C450 covers a temperature range of 4°C to 50°C to allow application flexibility, and is the next incubator in the series to provide fast plate access through the new plate shuttle technology.
The Cytomat 10C450 will debut at the Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), Booth 707 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.
“We are committed to reducing the risk of contamination and assay variability for those working in high-capacity cell growth, assay incubation and below 37°C applications. The Cytomat 10C450 brings the benefits of the Cytomat 10 series to the wide temperature range incubator,” said Hansjoerg Haas, product line director, laboratory automation business at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “With superior environmental control, thermal decontamination routine and the fastest plate access in its class, the next stage of automated incubation and storage solutions is available to laboratories.”
The new incubator adopts the ContraCon automated thermal decontamination routine, from the stand-alone Thermo Scientific HeraCell incubator portfolio. In addition, the integrated Hydra Smart technology, with external water tank for easy refill, provides excellent humidity control. Furthermore, the incubator also offers flexible design solutions for both under bench and bench top placement, providing space saving where needed in busy labs.
As the final addition to the Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10 series, which includes the Cytomat 10 Hotel for ambient random access storage and Cytomat 10 C automated incubator at 37°C, the Cytomat 10C450 completes the portfolio of advanced incubation and storage solutions.