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 INC108med. 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 24 4-well dishes, 24 large Petri dishes measuring 60 mm in diameter or 48 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 because as long as one slide-in unit is open, no other unit can be pulled out. Further safety features of the IVF module: easy-to-clean 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 4-hour programme and the low-vibration roller feed-throughs of the slide-in units work without lubricant.