Memmert IVF module for in-vitro fertilisation patented

The German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) gave Memmert the approval to patent a frame that is used for cultivating cell cultures in a CO2 incubator. The Memmert IVF module, an incubation unit with separate slide units, minimises the recovery times for CO2 content and humidity after opening the door.

Condensation and vaporisation must be avoided in IVF cultivation. In the Memmert CO2 incubator INCOmed , the CO2 and O2 content and humidity are precisely controlled.  In particular, the active humidification and dehumidification keeps vaporisation to a minimum, meaning that additional cultivation under oil is not required. In order to shorten the recovery time for CO2 content and humidity after the door has been opened, Memmert developed an IVF module in close cooperation with IVF specialists. The module has eight slide units and can be used in a CO2 incubator INCO108med, which has been certified as a class IIa medical product for in vitro fertilization. 

The IVF module guarantees minimum air exchange with the outside since all remaining units are locked when one of them is opened. The slide units can be pulled out easily with low vibration and are equipped with a pull-out lock. The IVF module is made of easy-to-clean stainless steel. The INCOmed interior including all installations can be sterilised at 160°C. 

IVF module flyer for the CO2 incubator INCOmed