Translating innovative cell therapy research into promising products requires the use of carefully controlled incubation environments that provide optimal conditions for cell growth. Cell incubation solutions must, therefore, prioritize the protection of sensitive cell cultures from sources of contamination that can put product quality and safety at risk. At the same time, these technologies must be easy to use, clean and maintain to support seamless integration into Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) workflows.
Addressing these needs, biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and clinical laboratories now have access to a new cleanroom-compatible CO2 incubator design that works under GMP conditions to achieve reliable performance and exceptional usability in these controlled environments.
A high-performance incubator to meet stringent cleanroom and GMP Standards
The Thermo Scientific Cell Therapy Systems (CTS) Series is a comprehensive laboratory equipment portfolio designed specifically for use in GMP environments. The latest addition to the CTS Series is the new Thermo Scientific Heracell Vios CR CO2 incubator, the first CO2 incubator built for cleanroom use. This new cleanroom-compatible CO2 incubator design features fully enclosed casing and electronics to minimize particle emissions and align with critical particulate control requirements in Grade A/B cleanrooms.
The Heracell Vios CR CO2 incubator utilizes proprietary Thermo Scientific THRIVE active airflow technology to deliver homogenous cell growth conditions and rapid parameter recovery in less than 10 minutes. Thanks to its innovative design, which also includes in-chamber HEPA filtration, on-demand 180°C sterilization and an optional 100% pure copper interior chamber, it provides dependable contamination control and optimal cell growth conditions for even the most sensitive high-value cell cultures.
Exceptional cleanability for easy integration into GMP disinfection Processes
The Heracell Vios CR CO2 incubator is extremely easy to clean and incorporates GMP-enabling features to facilitate cleanroom use. With its robust stainless-steel exterior and IP54-compliant design, it can withstand the rigorous and repeated cleaning procedures that are integral to effective cleanroom management, supporting long-term use and maximum return on investment. Compatible with the STERIS Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP) decontamination method, which ensures easy integration into existing sterilization processes, it also features independent TÜV SÜD certification for use with ISO Class 5 and Grade A/B cleanrooms.
The Heracell Vios CR CO2 incubator comes with a range of cleanroom-compatible accessory options, including stacking adapters and roller bases to facilitate easy insertion into established laboratory processes. In addition, the Vios CR also includes a comprehensive GMP documentation package with recommended cleaning procedures and preventive maintenance protocols to support user-friendly, time-efficient implementation and validation.
Cleanroom-compatible incubators to support demanding cell culture Applications
The Heracell Vios CR CO2 incubator combines optimal cell growth capabilities with certified cleanroom compatibility to meet the GMP requirements of biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and clinical laboratories.
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