Heracell VIOS 160i CO2 Incubators by Thermo Fisher Scientific

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The Thermo Scientific™ Heracell™ VIOS series represents a new era in advanced incubator design for sensitive cultures like stem and primary cells in leading research, pharmaceutical, and clinical applications.   Through a holistic approach to culturing, our newest incubator series provides everything necessary for your most demanding and highly critical applications. By combining our latest technology advances in contamination control and uniform growth conditions with exi... Read more


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Average Rating: 4.4
5 Scientists have reviewed this product

4 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
5 out of 5
Value for money


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    Reviewer
  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: National Veterinary Laboratory



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Nice equipment.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area: Cell culture for growing FMD Virus

"I found it very easy to use. It gives me perfect environmental conditions for mammalian cell culture. After sale service isn't professional but still a good value for money product."

Review date: 21 Mar 2020 | Heracell VIOS 160i CO2 Incubators
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Illinois Institute of Technology



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Good solid product. Automatic controls.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell culture

"Very easy to use. Automatic control for everything through control panel. Automatic self sterilizing cycle. Stable temperature and CO2%. Easy to maintain."

Review date: 06 Mar 2020 | Heracell VIOS 160i CO2 Incubators
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University of Otago



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Usability suffers due to unnecessary complexity
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:Cell culture incubator

"The incubator keeps consistent CO2 and O2 levels, the sterilization cycle works, but the workmanship is extremely poor. First, the inner door handles broke after a month - all of three them - , and it took 6 months for Thermo Fisher to send a replacement. Second, The door-close sensor is set improperly, so it will often say the door is open even when there is a full seal. You have to manually depress the switch then close the door to get it to register the fact. If you are going to add extra doors and sensors to an incubator, at least make sure they are reliable in the field."

Review date: 20 May 2017 | Heracell VIOS 160i CO2 Incubators
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: BLI



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Highly recommended!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:General cell culture use.

"We use these incubators for a variety of critical cell cultures for our work. They are easy to use and extremely functional. The self-cleaning function is great for simple sterilization of the interior (though the need to remove the HEPA filter is a bit annoying). The graphic interface is very intuitive. Great incubator that I've used across many different institutions!"

Review date: 15 May 2017 | Heracell VIOS 160i CO2 Incubators
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: University of Cambridge



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Nice Incubator
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Stem cell culture

"The incubator has been in constant use for the last year or so, it is in a busy lab with various models of Panasonic incubator and is the favorite one. Compared to our Panasonics the recovery time is better, the shelves do not bow and the display on the front is more user friendly. The Hepa filter needs to be removed before decontamination and the port for monitoring the gas could be improved. The extra-large wheels on the base when stacking them makes the top shelves very high!"

Review date: 04 May 2017 | Heracell VIOS 160i CO2 Incubators

The Thermo Scientific™ Heracell™ VIOS series represents a new era in advanced incubator design for sensitive cultures like stem and primary cells in leading research, pharmaceutical, and clinical applications.

 

Through a holistic approach to culturing, our newest incubator series provides everything necessary for your most demanding and highly critical applications. By combining our latest technology advances in contamination control and uniform growth conditions with existing proven and reliable features, you are now able to achieve your goals faster, more reliably, and with less effort.


Features:

 

  • Direct heat chamber
  • THRIVE™ active airflow
  • ISO 5 HEPA air filtration
  • Protected humidity reservoir
  • In situ sensors and probes
  • Steri-Run high temp decontamination
  • iCAN™ intuitive touchscreen