IVF module for ICOmed

Ideally suited for in vitro fertilisation. Controlled CO2 and O2 concentration as well as gentle cultivation in Petri dishes in separate slide-in units.

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In vitro fertilisation: IVF module for CO2 incubator ICOmed

When it comes to successful in vitro fertilisation, precision and reliability of CO2 incubators are of utmost importance. Even minimal discrepancies in CO2 and O2 concentration, temperature or humidity can influence the development of the cell culture. To keep the recovery times of the ICO105med incubator to a minimum, Memmert has developed an IVF module with separate slide-in units for the Petri dishes. The Memmert CO2 incubator ICOmed is classified as a class IIa medical device. Memmert is bringing medical devices of class IIa into circulation according to MDD 93/42/EEC until 26 May 2024 according to the transitional provisions by the (EU) 2017/745 article 120 (2).
  • temperature range up to +50 °C
  • 2 model sizes (56 & 107 litres volume)
  • cultivating of Petri dishes in separate slide-in units: quick recovery times due to minimum air exchange
  • active humidity control: minimum vaporisation in the chamber interior, no condensation, no cultivation with oil required
  • the interior including all installations and sensors can be sterilised at 180 °C in a 1-hour programme

Improving safety of IVF: special slide-in units for the cell cultures

In a conventional CO2 incubator and in special IVF incubators, vaporisation and condensation are a major problem. The Memmert IVF module is used in a Memmert CO2 incubator ICOmed. This ensures that the CO2 content, O2 content and humidity can be controlled with absolute precision. The active humidification and dehumidification, in particular, keeps vaporisation to a minimum, meaning additional cultivation under oil is not required.

Multiple slide-in units offer space for a total of 12-16 Petri dishes measuring 60 mm in diameter or 24-32 Petri dishes measuring 35 mm in diameter, depending on the model size. The Petri dishes are placed on indentations for better heat distribution and cannot slip out of position when the slide-in units are pulled out. The low air exchange with the outside ensures fast recovery times for the CO2 content and humidity. Further safety features of the IVF module: easy-to-clean stainless steel, all slide-in units can be labelled individually and are equipped with a pull-out lock, the chamber of the CO2 incubator including all installations can be sterilised in a 1-hour programme and the low-vibration roller feed-throughs of the slide-in units work without lubricant.

A Memmert CO2 incubator offers unique advantages

  • User-friendly, intuitive operating concept
  • Almost exclusive use of high-quality, corrosion-resistant and easily cleanable stainless steel for the inner chamber and housing
  • Precise and homogenous temperature control thanks to a product-specific heating concept
  • A wide range of options for reading the data logging using interfaces, integrated data loggers and the AtmoCONTROL software
  • 3 years guarantee worldwide

Standard units are safety-approved and bear the test marks



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Icon Medicine


It is our hard-lined commitment to quality that has made Memmert a reliable partner in the medical sector and medical research industry ever since the company’s founding in 1947. Of course, Memmert is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13485 for medical devices certificated. Furthermore, Memmert successfully passed the extension of the MDD 93/42/EEC certificates. The existing EC certificate and directive 93/42/EEC was issued by the notified body and is now valid until May 2024 according to the transitional regulation (EU) 2017/745. This medical applications special introduces suitable appliances as well as case studies.