Mitigating Contamination in the Cell Culture Incubator

Contamination control begins from the inside out. Incubator engineering, materials and prudent operating techniques combine to minimize the propensity for surface and airborne contamination.


The cell culture incubator is designed to artificially replicate in vitro the conditions essential to in vivo physiology typical of human and animal models. Cell growth outside of a natural environment presents a myriad of challenges associated with exposure to microorganisms that are not present in the in Vivo state. Depending on the type of cell cultures being managed, several operating parameters must be carefully controlled with accuracy, repeatability and flexibility in setpoint choices. These include temperature, gas control and relative humidity.

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