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Advanced Incubation Solution Introduced for Cell-Based Research

By BiotechDaily International staff writers
Posted on 31 Jan 2013
Image: The Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10 automated incubator (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher).
Image: The Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10 automated incubator (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher).
An automated incubator and storage module provides superior cell growth and assay incubation and a reliable thermal decontamination routine.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA, USA) has now introduced the new Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10, an automated incubator and storage module designed to provide superior environmental control for cell growth and assay incubations in laboratories performing high-throughput cell biology or screening. The Cytomat 10 provides a fast plate access time of less than 10 seconds. Additionally, multiple transfer positions and an under-bench version allow flexible incubator placement within the laboratory. As the first generation of automated incubator with a fully validated thermal decontamination system, the Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10 is designed to significantly decrease the risk of contamination and reduce assay variability.

Utilizing more than 40 years of experience in CO2 incubator technology, the Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10 design provides scientists with a reliable, robust incubation unit for precious cell cultures and assays. The design virtually eliminates recovery times with a heated automatic access door, with small opening. The efficient thermal disinfection method practically eliminates germs and spore suspensions, even in areas difficult to reach via manual cleaning. Based on the trusted ContraCon Routine of the Thermo Scientific HERAcell incubators, the Cytomat 10’s decontamination is carried out in wet conditions at 90 °C, leaving incubators virtually residue-free. The Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10 incorporates humidity control via an external water reservoir, reducing the risk of contamination from an internal source and the need for repetitive incubator access.

As a flexible incubation unit, the Cytomat 10 incorporates the Thermo Scientific internally automated PSS (Plate Shuttle System) to serve multiple access and loading positions. Cytomat 10 includes an LCD monitor for incubation parameters and full text read-out messaging to inform the user of temperature, humidity, and gaseous atmosphere level changes. The unit can also be seamlessly integrated with existing automated assay hardware.

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