Cultivo, from The Baker Co. Inc., is a CO2 incubator designed to prevent contamination and deliver precise, stable, and user-defined control over three variables critical for optimal cell growth—temperature, CO2 concentration, and relative humidity—all without noticeable condensation during normal operation.
Vertical, uni-directional downward airflow delivers clean air (ISO Class 4, Class 10) to the incubator chamber within 60 seconds after a door opening, made possible by a large, full-face HEPA filter. A fogless interior door provides a clear view of cultures on every shelf, reducing the need for door openings when contaminants are more likely to enter the chamber. Optional ultrasonic humidification allows users to eliminate the use of a water pan—and the risk of contaminants that typically go along with it.
If a contamination does occur, an optional, pre-programmed vaporized hydrogen peroxide biodecontamination protocol is available, which effectively kills a wide variety of vegetative bacteria, bacterial spores, fungi, fungal spores and viruses in under four hours.