BINDER Adds New Sterilizable CO2 Incubators with IR Technology to Product Line
31 Mar 2014

No problem is more widespread or feared in cell cultivation than contamination. The contaminants utilize nutrients very effectively and usually grow faster than the cell culture itself. For the scientist, this can have disastrous consequences. In addition to a damaged reputation and financial loss, the contaminants can often spread to other cultures undetected and falsify test results. When the contamination is then discovered, the loss of time is already significant and the results of recent weeks and months of no worth. For this reason, BINDER GmbH, the world's largest specialist in simulation chambers, has developed the next generation of CO2 incubators with the CB series. All units can be sterilized at 180 °C virtually overnight. The fixed heat-sterilizable CO2 sensor with IR technology is unique in the world. The entire inner chamber including the sensor is sterilized without additional effort, thereby achieving a very high level of safety.

To minimize potential contaminateable surfaces, the inner surfaces of the inner chamber have been reduced to a minimum accordingly. The inner chamber consists of polished stainless steel with rounded corners and as few fixtures as possible. The cleaning process is simplified significantly, resulting in time savings due to less time is spent on manual cleaning. The advanced humidification system reduces humidity recovery times (after opening the door) by more than 50%, thus reducing evaporation of the medium to a minimum. All units have a new controller with 5.7 inch color display. The controller records all data, which can be transferred to a PC via the USB interface. In this way, the incubation conditions can be documented and tracked continuously, particularly essential in the production of cell and tissue cultures." The incubators of the new CB series are perfect for scientists who want to work on their research and not on the unit or cleaning the unit," explains Dr. Jens Thielmann, product manager for Growth & Preservation at BINDER GmbH.

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