CellXpert – a new family of Eppendorf CO2 incubators
Fanless cell culture incubators have always been a solid choice when easy cleaning, effective contamination prevention, and protection from vibrations and air turbulences is key.
In addition, these incubators usually provide significantly more usable space because of less internal parts compared to fan-assisted cell culture incubators (e.g. no ducts, filters, fan itself etc.).
In the past, however, fast atmosphere recovery after door opening and spatial homogeneity compared to fan-assisted cell culture incubators have always been a challenge for fanless CO2 incubators.
CellXpert® cell culture incubators solved this former disadvantage by various technologies like multiple, independent temperature sensors (see section below), as well as advanced microprocessor and gas control.
The result: CellXpert® cell culture incubators can easily compete with fan-assisted devices regarding recovery and spatial homogeneity of CO2 and temperature (see below) – while providing easy cleaning, reliable contamination prevention, and high usable space.
CellXpert® C170i or C170 cell culture incubator – What is the best choice for your needs?
The C170 is the more economical, basic version of the C170i. If you need, e.g. more future flexibility, O2 control, copper interior, humidity monitoring, advanced documentation, user management or if you have a requirement for 180°C disinfection – the C170i is recommended.
Innovative CO2 incubator heating concept
High temperature uniformity is required to compare cell growth in vessels at different locations inside the cell culture incubator.
In the CellXpert, this uniformity is achieved by advanced microprocessor control and an innovative heating concept. This concept replaces the use of one or two temperature sensors (the second is almost always just used to control for harmful overtemperature) with multiple, independent sensors in different incubator locations.
The power of this novel approach has been verified by measuring the temperature deviation among 27 spots inside the cell culture incubator – a measurement that is based on the German norm DIN 12880.