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Member since: 2015
Organization: University of Pittsburgh
Application Area: Cell Culture / Tissue Culture
"I joined the lab after one of these had already been purchased (model MCO-18AIC(UV)). When another, older incubator in the lab died its final death, I had to choose what to replace it with. Years of positive experiences dealing with our Sanyo InCu-Safe incubator led to me purchasing another one of it, but a later model (MCO-19AIC). I am glad every day that I made that decision. The display is easy to understand and interact with. The air jacket keeps the internal temperature quite constant, and it uses very little CO2: the pair of them are jointly connected to a single CO2 tank, which only has to be replaced once or twice a year). There is an audible alarm that alerts you to problems, and it requires infrequent but easy maintenance (bi-weekly top off of the humidifying pan, occasional surface wipe down, semi-annual serious scrub-down). Sanyo was purchased by Panasonic, who now handles their customer support, and Panasonic were very helpful to me over the phone for issues related to error codes, suggested maintenance plans, and getting PDF copies of the manual to me. I'll definitely keep this product in mind if I have to purchase another incubator in the future. "
Member since: 2009
Organization: University of Manchester / FLS
"Our Sanyo Co2 incubator was always a reliable piece of kit for many years and much cheaper than most competitors. We have it with the copper lining alloy. I never had a contamination and it survived many moves. Highly recommended."