CO2 Incubators

CO2 Incubators

Thanks to NuAire’s commitment to advancing technologies in their range, we are able to offer the safest and most reliable CO2 incubators on the market.

Avidity Science has been the UK distributor and service provider for the NuAire CO2 incubator range for 15+ years.

Accuracy in your research is dependent on your chosen equipment maintaining the ideal environment. Have peace of mind with our premium range of CO2 incubators, which will protect your experiments with the precise monitoring of CO2, temperature, O2 and relative humidity (RH) where required. Protection against contamination is also essential to your work. We recognise this and as a result, each of our CO2 incubators are fitted with a unique HEPA filtration system.

Learn more about the models available below, or contact us today for expert advice from your local Avidity Science sales specialist. 

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What is a CO2 Incubator?

In biology, a CO2 incubator is a device used to grow and maintain microbiological cultures or cell cultures. The incubator maintains optimal temperature, humidity and other conditions such as the carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen content of the atmosphere inside. Incubators are essential for a lot of experimental work in cell biology, microbiology and molecular biology and are used to culture both bacterial as well as eukaryotic cells.


Constant Contamination Control

One of the main concerns for any CO2 user is how to remove contaminants that are introduced into the chamber every time the door is opened for general use. Unclean air from the surrounding area will naturally enter the chamber. To ensure a sterile environment inside the chamber each NuAire CO2 Incubators contain a closed loop HEPA filtered system which will continuously remove airborne particulates. This ensures that the air quality in the chamber is the same as a biological safety cabinet (Class 100 air).

In fan unassisted CO2 incubators, CO2 gas, temperature, air quality, and relative humidity are not actively blended and this can result in different conditions throughout the incubator. With the NuAire closed loop HEPA system this ensure that all elements essential to successful cell growth are equal throughout the chamber. This also creates a positive pressure in the chamber, meaning that when the door is initially opened ‘unclean’ air is not drawn into the chamber but rather ‘clean’ air is released into the room. This significantly reduces the chances of contamination from unclean room air entering the chamber. All filters for the NuAire closed loop HEPA are located outside of the chamber in an easy to access panel at the front of the unit, again preventing any chance of contamination unlike older HEPA filtered units where the filters were located in-chamber. At NuAire and Avidity Science we call this constant contamination control and should be a key feature to your CO2 incubators.


NuAire CO2 Incubators

NuAire CO2 Incubators have been designed to provide a reliable controlled in-vitro environment for optimum tissue cell culture growth as well as the storage and preservation of gametes and tissue cell cultures intended for research at or near body temperature. In-VitroCell CO2 Incubators provide accurate and precise control of humidity, temperature, COand sterility. 

Model Chamber Volume Chamber Dimensions (WxDxH) Temperature Control CO2 Sensor Sterilisation Cycles RH (Humidity Control) O2 Control
NU-5700 160L 514 x 525 x 610mm Direct Heat Dual Wave IR - Water Pan, Convection -
NU-5710 160L 514 x 525 x 610mm Direct Heat Dual Wave IR 145°C Dry / 95°C Humidified Water Pan, Convection -
NU-5800 200L 540 x 510 x 724mm Direct Heat Dual Wave IR - Water Pan, Convection -
NU-5810 200L 540 x 510 x 724mm Direct Heat Dual Wave IR 145°C Dry / 95°C Humidified Water Pan, Convection -
NU-5831 200L 540 x 510 x 724mm Direct Heat Dual Wave IR 145°C Dry / 95°C Humidified Water Pan, Convection Sensor (0.5 - 21%)
NU-5841 200L 540 x 510 x 724mm Direct Heat Dual Wave IR 145°C / 95°C Humidified Reservoir, Sensor Controlled Sensor (0.5 - 21%)

CO2 Incubator


NuAire CO2 Incubator Features

Not only will the NuAire CO2 Incubator ensure constant contamination control but also features:

  • Superior build quality
  • Dual infra-red CO2 sensor
  • CO2 recovery in < 3 mins, essential for maintaining the pH of the media and one of the quickest on the market
  • Available in 2 sizes, 200L or smaller 160L capacity
  • Hypoxic and relative humidity-controlled CO2 incubators available.
  • 100% stainless steel coved interior chamber
  •  Air jacketed
  •  4 removable stainless steel shelves plus easily removable tray to contain spills
  • 12 months parts and labour warranty
  • Stackable – stacking kit supplied as standard

NuTouch Electronic Control System

The NuTouch electronic control system makes NuAire’s CO2 incubators one of the safest options for tissue culture work, as you can see from the video below. The NuTouch Electronic Control System for NuAire’s CO2 Incubators is designed specifically to make controlling the parameters needed for optimal cell culture growth much easier to control precisely.

  • Information about the conditions of the inner incubator chamber is shown on a 5” x 7” colour touchscreen.
  • User friendly touchscreen allows the user to monitor the temperature and CO2 levels within the incubator at a glance.
  • On advanced incubator models, the user will also be able to monitor O2 and RH levels.
  • Makes using the incubator much safer and much more efficient with the touch of a finger.
  • Features maintenance reminders
  • Alarm status menus
  • Also includes step-by-step instructions for certain protocols, such as how to run a sterilisation cycle or how to perform a CO2 gas calibration

 


Guides and Case Studies

Learn more about NuAire CO2 incubators and how they have benefited our customers: