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.

IVF module for ICOmed

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 and complies with the basic safety requirements as stipulated in the European Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC).
  • temperature range up to +50 °C
  • 1 model size (107 litres volume)
  • cultivation in 8 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.

8 slide-in units offer space for a total of 16 large Petri dishes measuring 60 mm in diameter or 32 Petri dishes measuring 35 mm in diameter. 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 programming and documentation 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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It is our passion for details that determines the outstanding quality of our temperature control appliances. And due our unconditional focus on the requirements of the customers Memmert appliances have been regulars in the labs of the pharmaceutical industry and life sciences for decades now. You’ll find corresponding case studies and appliances on this page.

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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 we are DIN EN ISO 13 485 certified since many years. This medical applications special introduces suitable appliances as well as case studies.

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