LCI's Incubator System T is an intuitive and integrated system, maintains all essential parameters in a physiological state ensures optimal experimental conditions for cell viability on the microscope for the purpose of ‘ happiness for the cells and success for researchers.’

It provides precisely controlled conditions including optimized temperature, humidity, CO₂, and optional O₂ levels for a long-term live cell imaging with various Magnetic Imaging Chambers fitted perfectly. Temperature of main body, incubator cover, humidifier, lens warmer, and gas concentration is controllable and recordable. The gas gradients are programmable by CCP(Computer Controlled Program) software.

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Components:

Automatic Sensing Mode: Temperature control by 3 types of heating feedback:

  • External Mode [World-Wide 1st]: The optimal temperature control algorithm that minimizes temperature deviation by detecting changes in the temperature outside the incubator automatically adjusts the temperature of the incubator optimized for cell growth.
  • Sample Mode: By sensing the sample temperature, the optimum incubator temperature is adjusted.
  • Manual Mode: By setting the temperature desired by the user, various environments for researchers’ purpose can be performed.

Incubator: Incubator offers optimal on-stage cell culture environment by maintaining the temperature, humidity, and pH during time lapse imaging. Thermal design of the incubating cover and body are designed to provide heat inside the incubator. For better heat insulation and durability, the incubator body is designed with heating plate to maintain the temperature, while incubator cover composed of built-in dual layered glass traps the heat inside.

  • Dual-layered incubator cover for heat insulation
  • Tempered glass for breakage-free using Gorilla 6 Glass
  • Magnet supporting attachment
  • Sliding & Whole opening cover
  • 3-channel fluidics port
  • Temperature control by 3 types of heating feedback
  • Easy sample insertion by 4-handle Adapter Frame
  • Fit to 26mm & 30mm W.D. of condenser
  • Sample holder with Magnet Fixing Cover of Fixing Clip

Water Reservoir Type Sample Holder: The water reservoir around the sample holder improves the maintenance of humidity, preventing media from evaporation.

Temperature Controller: Provides stable and precise control of sample temperature for long-term imaging. Using PID Control, it enables maintaining the temperature of all heating parts including incubator cover, incubator main body, humidifier, and lens-warmer
  • 3 types of heating control : External, Sample (K-type), Manual sensing feedback
  • 4 heating channels: Incubator cover, body, humidifier, lens warmer
  • Simple cable attachment with color connector
  • Stable and durable temperature distribution
  • Real-time graph and alarm function
  • Real-time thermal response
  • PID control of all parameters

Gas Mixer: Provides accurate concentration gas of CO2, N2, or O2 for research application

  • Available with 3 types of gas controller
  • Solenoid valve and a reservoir for uniform gas blends
  • PID control system regulates gas concentration
  • Internal air pump for a stable gas flow
  • Straight quick connection by tubing fittings

Humidifier: The role of the humidifier is to generate and help incubator to maintain relative humidity, and prevent evaporation which can cause cell damage. CO2 gas flows into incubator through heated water controlled by the humidifier sensor. The rate of air-bubbling can be used to check the flow of gas.

  • Keeps saturated humidity in the incubator
  • Maintains osmolality of medium by preventing evaporation
  • Internal thermal sensor for accurate feedback
  • Detect flow of gas by air-bubbling
  • Magnetic connector

Lens Warmer: For high-resolution imaging, it is necessary to control the temperature of the immersion objective lens. Oil, glycerin, or water acts as a thermal coupling medium which draws heat away from the specimen. To avoid heat loss, wrap the lens warmer onto the objective lens to generate and maintain a proper temperature. Its silicone band fits to all types of objectives.

  • For high-magnification & high-resolution imaging
  • Uses magnetic attachment technique prevents cord breakage by tangling or over tension
  • Specialized silicone material heating band wraps the lens without gap, preventing thermal dissipation from sample temperature
  • Flexible silicone material heating band fit to all objective lens

Remote Touch pad: Android tablet PC provides intuitive graphical screen for all of parameters required to control incubator system

  • Controls system and all parameters by smartphone and other devices
  • Provides on-line troubleshooting
  • Uses GUI(Graphical User Interface) with intuitive and easy control
  • GUI for real-time temperature and control
  • Automatically save and check real-time data with PC
  • Output data to PC through USB A cable

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