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CO2 incubators from PHCbi (formerly Panasonic) and Baker Company provide a uniform and consistent environment, which is a must for any CO2 incubator. All models have built-in contamination control features with additional options that offer an extra level of security for your lab and cells.
Our CO2 incubators offer a range of options in terms of dimensions, temperature control, contamination control, CO2 sensors, RH control and microprocessor control features. Here is an overview of what you should consider:
D.A.I. offers 4 series of CO2 incubators:
A TCD sensor relies on temperature and humidity levels to properly read CO2. Opening the incubator door affects temperature and humidity levels, which means it could take at least a half hour (or more) for the temperature and humidity levels to stabilize. Incubators with a TCD sensor might be sufficient for long-term storage of cultures, but they’re less suitable for situations where door openings are frequent.
Infrared sensors rely on the fact that CO2, like other gasses, absorb a specific wavelength of light — 4.3 μm to be precise.The sensor can detect how much CO2 is in the atmosphere by measuring how much 4.3 μm light passes through it.
The big difference is that the amount of light detected is not dependent on any other factors, such as temperature and humidity, as is the case with the thermal conductivity detector. A busier lab would benefit from a CO2 incubator with an IR sensor.