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IV-200-OX

IV-200-OX

Microscope Environmental Chamber, Heat Controller, CO2 and O2 Controller

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Live Cell Imaging

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  • Full chamber system with ECU-HOC controller and AirTherm-SAT
  • System includes proprietary humidification module, stage adaptor, stage dish with optical grade glass
  • Requires 100% CO2, N2 and ambient air supplies.

This Live Cell Microscope Incubator was extensively tested in laboratories. When compared with other systems, it offers dramatic advantages. For example, other incubators for live cell microscopy rely on passive, random diffusion of heated air from a single source to maintain the desired temperature setpoint.

With no hot air return vent, the heated air  escapes from the system through cracks at the microscope/incubator junction in an uncontrolled, random fashion. These systems offer no temperature uniformity, suffer from focus drift and often experience electrical and vibrational interference from the heater. You will also notice dramatic temperature drifts when the imaging environment is disturbed.

 

 Features:

  • Unique, diffusion grid, combined with air input and return vents provide an air flow pattern for consistent, even heating, with no hot or cold spots in the chamber
  • External heater that can be placed far enough from the system to eliminate electrical and vibrational interference from the heater
  • High degree of temperature precision and stability
  • Minimal focal drift after equilibrium is achieved– Accuracy ±0.1ºC at the sample itself, and 0.2ºC across the microscope stage (allowing for uniform heating of multiwell dishes)
  • Airflow pattern and temperature uniformity eliminate dramatic changes in environmental temperature when the incubator door opens
  • Ergonomic design for ease of use– The focus and x/y stage controls are outside of the incubator itself. Large doors allow easy access to the specimen and small ones for cords, tubing, etc.
  • Precision, shielded temperature probe
  • Simple, one person setup of the system

Live Cell Microscopy System Components

This unique, acrylic Live Cell Imaging chamber, combined with an Environmental Control Unit (ECU) and an AirTherm controller, ensured precision control of your incubator environment. The ECU comes in four varieties so you have all the control you require. With the ECU-H5, you can control air flow and heating. In addition to air flow and temperature control, the ECU-HC and ECU-HCP let you control the CO2 level. One has an internal sensor, and the other has a remote sensor that can be positioned inside the microscope chamber. Finally, the ECU-HOC adds control of the O2 level, which is accomplished by displacing the oxygen with nitrogen. The first three ECU units are capable of controlling a simple, external heater, like the AirTherm Satelite (AirTherm-SAT) or a microscope lens warmer. The AirTherm-SMT can monitor and control both temperature and humidity inside the microscope chamber.

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