The ICOmed series of CO₂ incubators has seamlessly welded, corrosion-resistant stainless steel chambers with rounded edges and no further installations, ensuring easy and thorough cleaning. Models have TwinDISPLAY with a USB port for uploading programs, reading out logs or protecting appliances via the user ID function, and an Ethernet interface as well as a data logger with a 10 year storage capacity. All parameters can be set directly in the ControlCOCKPIT or the AtmoCONTROL software, which uses drag and drop symbols to input values. Battery-buffered ControlCOCKPIT (optional): Operating display, logging and CO₂ control are fully functional even during a power failure.
- Sterilisation cycle at +180 °C for 60 minutes (without removing sensors)
- Short recovery times, minimised risk of condensation in the interior and homogenous chamber atmosphere
- Fail-safe FDA-compliant logging of temperature, CO₂, O₂, humidity and open door time
- Visual and acoustic alarm, also alarm notification to mobile phones or e-mail address
- Intuitive, user friendly ControlCOCKPIT with two TFT displays shows all adjustable parameters
- Heated inner glass door, unit reaches set temperature faster
- Protocol log, uploading and implementing programs with remote access via Ethernet interface
The software allows online monitoring of up to 32 connected appliances. Complex ramping processes can be programmed quickly and easily. The SetpointWAIT function ensures the process time does not start before the set temperature is reached. In addition, an over-temperature monitor as well as two high grade PT100 platinum temperature sensors ensure mutual monitoring and operation transfer at the same working temperature in case of an error. CO₂ concentration is measured by a dual-beam IR sensor with barometric pressure compensation. Optionally, the ICOmed features two gas connections with quick release connectors for automatic switch-over of gas cylinders and electronic control for active humidification and dehumidification (40 to 97% RH). Together with the precise control of CO₂ (0 to 20%) and O₂ (1 to 20%) concentration, the ICOmed series is designed for unrivalled user friendliness and safety at all times.
Units are available for use as medical device under Directive 93/42/EEC (Directive of the Commission on the harmonisation of the legal regulations of the Member States on medical devices) where the following intended purpose applies: The appliance is intended for the creation and maintenance of constant environmental conditions for application in the field of in vitro fertilisation (IVF), especially for the incubation of oocytes, spermatozoa and zygotes in special culture dishes for IVF application as well as for gene expression and the biosynthesis of RNA and proteins.
Ordering information: Supplied with manufacturer’s calibration certificate (data measured at the centre of the chamber at 37 °C and 5% CO₂), but without perforated stainless steel shelves and stainless steel water dish. Please order water dish and the required number of shelves separately. Range of accessories and factory fitted options such as active humidity control, control of oxygen concentration, electropolished interior and partitioned interior door are available on request. Please contact your local Avantor sales officer for further details prior to ordering as these cannot be retro-fitted.