Product News: Read and Incubate Your Cells in Parallel

03 Jul 2012

Tecan has updated the patent pending Gas Control Module (GCM™) for the Infinite® 200 PRO multimode reader to offer simultaneous control of O2 and CO2 concentrations, providing rigorous environmental control for an even wider range of cell biology applications. The original GCM, which was a breakthrough for cell¬-based experiments, has now been further enhanced to provide increased measurement accuracy and minimize cross-interference for oxygen measurements. Combined with re-designed, independent gas inlets, this offers precise, independent control of both O2 and CO2 levels within the reader, with automatic compensation for variations in the atmospheric partial pressure of CO2 via a unique altitude correction function.

These new and improved features ensure greater biological relevance for a wide range of studies, extending the experimental window for microplate-based investigations of anaerobic or facultative anaerobic bacteria, and allowing close replication of hypoxic or physiological conditions for eukaryotic cells. Together with the Infinite 200 PRO’s cell biology oriented functions – including Optimal Cell Reading (OR), linear and orbital shaking, advanced temperature control and automated Z-focusing – this comprehensive solution sets new standards for cell-based assays.