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2016 Product Resource Guide: CO2 Incubators

Having the right incubator can be crucial to a lab's cells. Let the 2016 Product Resource Guide help you choose the right one.

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6 Questions to Ask When Buying a CO2 Incubator

  1. Thermo Scientific Heracell VIOS 160i How does the humidity contribute to optimal cell growth?
  2. How does the CO2 sensor contribute to optimal cell growth?
  3. How does the design of the unit help users avoid contamination and what features are included to remove contamination?
  4. Do you need O2 control to simulate the environment for your experiment accurately?
  5. What uniformity and accuracy data is available for the incubator?
  6. Calculate the total cost of the product over one year including product price, installation, regular cleaning, labor, materials such as HEPA filters, etc.

Which CO2 Incubator Is In Your Lab?

Water Jacketed 60%
Air Jacketed 36%
Direct Heat 21%
Gel Jacketed 1%
Other 1%

Top 10 Features/Factors Respondents Look For When Purchasing a CO2 Incubator

Performance of product 77%
Value for price paid 75%
Stable CO2 control 75%
Low maintenance/Easy to clean 74%
Ease of use 68%
Fast recovery times 59%
Warranties 59%
Audible and visible temperature alarms 59%
Service and support 55%
Low operating costs 54%


Looking for a New CO2 Incubator?

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