Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has introduced the Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10, a fully automated incubator and storage module for high-capacity cell growth and assay incubation.
Designed to fit into cell biology or screening laboratories, the Cytomat 10 offers excellent environmental control and can be integrated with existing automated assay hardware. The instrument provides a fast plate access time of less than 10 sec. Multiple transfer positions and an underbench version allow flexible incubator placement within the laboratory.
The incubator features an efficient thermal disinfection method that eliminates germs and spore suspension, even in areas that are difficult to reach through manual cleaning. Based on ContraCon Routine of the Thermo Scientific HERAcell incubators, the Cytomat 10’s decontamination is carried out in wet conditions at 90 C, leaving incubators residue-free. The Cytomat 10 incorporates humidity control through an external water reservoir, reducing the risk of contamination from an internal source and the need for repetitive incubator access. Recovery times are virtually eliminated with a heated automatic access door, with small opening.
The instrument also features a LCD monitor for incubation parameter and full-text read-out messaging to inform the user of temperature, humidity, and gaseous atmosphere level changes.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., www.thermofisher.com