Laboratory incubators provide controlled, contaminant-free environments which allow researchers to work safely with cell, tissue, and other biological cultures. As with most types of lab equipment, when it comes to determining what laboratory incubator is right for you and your organization, you have a multitude of options. To ensure you make the right decision in terms of what is right for you and your laboratory, make sure you take the following things into consideration.
Before anything else you should take the size and capacity of the incubator into consideration. This can be determined by taking into account the estimated number of samples your lab will be processing. This will give you an idea of your ideal internal volume requirements.
You also need to take into consideration the types of samples you’ll be working with. Different samples require different temperature controls, humidity and CO2 ranges. Whether or not you’ll need a water source should also be taken into consideration. Additional design features may be available on certain models, which helps ensure regulatory compliance required for accredited or certified laboratories through increased accuracy and reproducibility standards.
Decontamination cycles, HEPA filtration systems, and other antimicrobial components are also available on different incubator models, as reducing contamination is one of the main goals of any laboratory incubator.
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