Cooled incubators, also known as refrigerated incubators, are specially designed to maintain a constant cold temperature for a cell tissue sample to grow. Tissue cells are sensitive to their environmental conditions; they easily react to changing humidity, air density, and most importantly, temperature.
While there are cell cultures that are more reactive to heat, there are also those that find colder conditions more suitable for growth and multiplication. Refrigerated incubators become handy with these types of tissue cells, as they create an environment for these to thrive.
There are many uses for cooled incubators, and these include:
- Microbiological sample testing – there are certain types of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that die easily when exposed to heat. They cannot be studied or used for analysis once they expire, so they have to be kept at colder conditions in order to develop.
- Microbiological sample testing is essential when studying for treatments, vaccines, and other medications related to bacterial and viral infections.
- Curing – another industry where a refrigerated incubator is useful is in food and beverage technology. Tissue cells containing bacteria or fungi are stored in an incubator and later applied on certain food prototypes to understand fungal and enzymatic reactions. Some tissue cells meanwhile are later used as part of developing food and beverage products for mass consumption.
- Enzyme digestion studies – enzyme digestion can be observed in an incubator using tissue cell samples for various purposes, from treating medical conditions to food technology.
- Coliform determination – water samples are stored in an incubator to determine the presence of coliform and its level per volume. The presence of coliform bacteria may indicate that the water is not safe for water consumption, thus it has to be treated and filtered until it becomes potable.
- Tissue culturing – tissue cells are also placed in an incubator to promote regeneration, such as that in plants and animal cells.
- Water pollution testing – filtration plants use cooled incubators to test water pollution levels, and how water can be treated properly to get rid of its pollutants and make it potable.
- HettCube Incubators combine natural and forced convection which is proven to ensure stable and homogenous temperatures in a much larger part of the interior than most conventional types of incubators. There is therefore less risk of drying out lab cultures.
- Because of its high and slim design, HettCube Incubators just require up to 50% less floor space compared to others with comparable footprint. Additionally, HettCube Incubators allow for a gentle airflow inside the compartment thus freeing up more useful space with the same interior space of up to 30%.