Microbiological Incubator

Rely on stability and innovation in incubation

Successful incubation is an essential step in your everyday workflows. Thermo Scientific Microbiological and Refrigerated Incubators are designed with your samples in mind to produce results you can count on.  

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Featured microbiological incubators

Incubators for microbiological studies are available with different technologies, to address the specific incubation temperatures that are needed for the application.

Microbiological incubators, also called "heat-only" or "standard" incubators have heating elements, and can provide incubation temperatures that are above ambient temperature only. If the laboratory has an ambient of about 22°C, they can only address incubation temperatures above about 27°C or even 30°C. 

Refrigerated incubators, also called "cooling" incubators have cooling and heating, and can provide a wider temperature range - offering also temperatures close to ambient or even below ambient. They usually cover also the incubation temperature range above ambient - as the "microbiological" or "heat-only" incubators do. Due to the more complex technology used, a refrigerated incubator is a higher investment.

The table below is supporting the right choice of incubator with a given application.

Select the right incubator for your application


Microbiological Incubators





Designed for
temperature range 
ambient +5℃ to 105℃
Designed for
temperature range
+5℃ to 70℃
Bacterial research:
growth of bacteria, testing
+15° to +35° C  
+28° to +70° C
incubation of cells, microorganisms
+18° to +35° C  
+28° to +50° C
Coliform determination +35° to +37° C
Tempered storage
(e.g. media, liquid or solid samples)
+5° to +70° C  
+28° to +105° C  
Pharmaceutical stability testing +5° to +70° C  
+28° to +105° C  
Food and beverage testing +5° to +70° C  
+28° to +105° C  
Yeast growth +10° to +40° C  
+28° to +40° C
Paraffin embedding +35° to +50° C  
Egg incubation  around +37°C  
BOD around +20°C  
Water pollution testing  
Hatching of insects / fish +5° to +40° C  
+28° to +40° C

Incubateurs microbiologiques Heratherm

Notre gamme d’incubateurs microbiologiques Heratherm est conçue pour maintenir l’intégrité de l’échantillon et la constance de température. Ces incubateurs microbiologiques sont disponibles en quatre modèles et six tailles pour s’adapter aux besoins de chaque laboratoire. Apprenez-en plus sur nos incubateurs microbiologiques Heratherm :

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+18° to +40℃ ambient
+5℃ to +75℃
+5℃ to +105℃
+5℃ to +105℃
+5° to +70°C
Convection technology Peltier with Mechanical  Gravity Dual Dual Mechanical Peltier with Mechanical
Fan speed adjustable - - 6
6 speeds Gentle / Fast automatic
Rounded corners  
Microprocessor control
Automatic over- temperature alarm  
Automatic under- temperature alarm - - - -
Adjustable over-
temperature cut-off
- - - -
Access port -
Stackable - - - -
Stainless steel interior - AISI 430 /
AISI 304 /
AISI 304 /
AISI 304 / 1.4301
RS232 interface -
Internal glass door -
Easy calibration routine -
Timer: weekly/daily/real time - on / off
Programmability - - - - 10 programs, up to 10 steps
Dry alarm contact for 
connection of alarm device
- - - -
Interior outlet - - 120V models only - available
as an
Certified decontamination
- - - -
Door alarm - - - -
Lockable door - - - -
Optional stainless
steel exterior
- -

only EU version 

Connection for
optional sample 
temperature sensor
- - - -

* for US Nema 5-15, Europe CEE7/7, UK BS 1363