CO2 Incubator for In-Vitro Fertilization
When it comes to successful in-vitro fertilization, precision and reliability of CO2 incubators are of utmost importance. Even minimal discrepancies in CO2 and O2 concentration, temperature or humidity can influence the development of the cell culture. To keep the recovery times of the INCO 108med incubator to a minimum, Memmert has developed an IVF module with separate slide-in units for the Petri dishes. The Memmert CO2 incubator INCOmed is classified as a class lla medical device and complies with the basic safety requirements as stipulated in the European Medical Directive (93/42/ECC)
- Temperature Range up to +50C
- 108 Liters in size
- Cultivation in 8 separate slide in units: Only one slide in unit can be opened at a time: Quick recovery times due to minimum air exchange
- Active humidity control: minimum vaporization in the chamber interior, no condensation, no cultivation with oil required
- The interior including all installations and sensors can be sterilized at 160C for a 4 hour program
In conventional CO2 incubators and in special IVF incubators, vaporization and condensation are a major problem. The Memmert IVF module is used in a Memmert CO2 incubator INC108med. This ensures that the CO2 content, O2 content, and humidity in the interior can be controlled with absolute precision. The active humidification and dehumidification, in particular, keeps vaporization to a minimum, meaning additional cultivation under oil is not required. 8 slide-in units offer space for a total of 24 4-well dishes, 24 large Petri dishes measuring 60 mm in diameter or 48 Petri dishes measuring 35 mm in diameter. The Petri dishes are placed on indentations for better heat distribution and cannot slip out of position when the slide-in units are pulled out. The low air exchange with the outside ensures fast recovery times for the CO2 content and humidity because as long as one slide-in unit is open, no other unit can be pulled out. Further safety features of the IVF module: easy-to-clean steel, all slide-in units can be labeled individually and are equipped with a pull-out lock, the chamber including all installations can be sterilized in a 4-hour program and the low-vibration roller feed-throughs of the slide-in units work without lubricant.