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Forma™ Steri-cycle™ i160 CO2 Incubator with Cell Locker™ System

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CO2 Incubator with Cell Locker System

  • 165L interior chamber with the new 6 segmented, gas tight inner door configuration and 3 shelves designed to accommodate 6 individual Cell Locker chambers.
  • Choice of electropolished stainless steel or 100% pure copper chamber interior.
  • Temperature resistant, bulb-free IR CO2 sensor (IR180Si).
  • THRIVE airflow technology provides enhanced stability, tight uniformity, and fast recovery.
  • ISO Class 5 HEPA filtration provides clean room air quality in the chamber.
  • Thermo Scientific iCAN touchscreen interface provides bright at-glance monitoring and complete data visibility to monitor all incubator interactions and parameters.
  • Thermo Scientific Steri-Run on-demand, overnight 180ËšC sterilization cycle achieves 12 log Sterility Assurance Level (SAL) total sterilization of chamber (excluding Cell Locker chambers)

Stability of Conditions

  • Cultures spend more time in conditions that best mimic the in vivo state.
  • When one Cell Locker chamber is opened, the other Cell Locker chambers maintain stable conditions, preserving the in vitro environment.
  • Conditions remain stable within these spatial deviations - temperature +/-0.3ËšC , humidity +/-3%, and CO2 +/-0.2%.
  • For consistent results, the uniformity in each Cell Locker chamber is +/-0.3ËšC
  • Compared to the standard single glass door design, the temperature drop in the opened Cell Locker chamber is reduced by 50%.
  • With the Cell Locker system, gas consumption from a door opening is reduced by 50%, saving time and money.

Sample Protection

  • Individual chambers maximize security against costly cross contamination.
  • Each individual Cell Locker chamber is effectively a quarantine chamber.
  • Dual 0.2μm membrane filters permits air circulation but exclude microbial contaminants.
  • The replaceable 0.2μm membrane filter has an effective pore size of 0.02μm when filtering air and is hydrophobic, oleophobic, resistant to organic solvents and tested for biosafety and low cytotoxicity.
  • Independent 3rd party tests validate protection against circulating microorganisms (when used as directed)

Flexibility of Use

  • The Cell Locker System can be configured to fit unique needs of your lab.
  • Different cell types, samples, users or projects can be segregated within shared incubator space.
  • Each Cell Locker chamber holds 9 each T-75 cell culture flasks, 20 each 6-well plates, or 24 each 96-well plates.
  • Dishes and flasks can be removed individually on a work tray or inside the entire Cell Locker chamber with optional transport cover, thus protecting samples from outside air.
  • The non skid tray slides out to allow access to culture vessels, or the entire tray can be removed.
  • The Cell Locker chamber can be manually disinfected or can be autoclaved.