Active Background Decontamination combines narrow bandwidth, ozone-free ultraviolet light and inCu-saFe copper-enriched stainless steel alloy interior to fight contamination whilst the incubator remains in use.

Germicidal Interior

inCu-saFe

The copper-enriched stainless steel alloy interior surfaces eliminate contamination and mitigate the effects of airborne contaminates introduced through normal use.

PHCbi inCu-saFe Interiors

Competing Incubator Interiors

·        Fights off surface contamination.

·        Does not corrode like solid copper surfaces.

·        Appearance and durability of stainless steel.

·        Standard feature in all IncuSafe CO2 & Multigas incubators.

·        May corrode over time.

·        Humid environment may cause interior coating to turn into green cupric oxide, which may prove to be lethal to cell cultures.

·        Contamination is difficult to detect due to discoloration of interior surfaces.

Mycoplasma Survival Results
 

Mycoplasma strain

Positive Control

Conventional Type 304 SS

Panasonic InCu-SaFe

Conventional Copper C1100

Mycoplasma Fermentas PG18

Survival

Survival

No Survival

No Survival

Mycoplasma Orale CH19299

Survival

Survival

No Survival

No Survival

Mycoplasma Arginini G230

Survival

Survival

No Survival

No Survival

Mycoplasma Hominis PG21

Survival

Survival

No Survival

No Survival

UV Lamp Decontamination

SafeCell UV

The programmable ultraviolet lamp, isolated from cell cultures, eliminates contaminants in the air flow and water pan without affecting cell cultures. SafeCell UV inhibits the growth of mycoplasma, bacteria, molds, spores, yeasts and fungi without costly HEPA filter air scrubbers, which accumulate contaminants in the filter media. HEPA filters are also ineffective on particles less than 0.3 microns.

To ensure the elimination of any airborne contaminants that may enter the chamber, the isolated narrow-bandwidth, ozone-free UV light (located at the base of the chamber) automatically switches on for a specified period after each incubator door opening. Water-borne organisms in the humidity water reservoir are eradicated in the same way, ensuring the security of any active cell cultures.

24 Hour UV Decontamination
After H2O2 Vapourization
After Door Openings
ON/OFF

This feature can be used in the following instances:

  • Prior to 1st use
  • Overnight
  • Between patient protocols
  • Following maintenance or service
  • Secondary decontamination method

The UV lamp automatically cycles ON for up to 90 minutes following a 10-minute H2O2 vapour cycle. this reduces the H2O2 to water, which condenses onto a cooler section of the incubator’s interior floor for easy clean-up.

Door closure causes UV lamp to turn On for 10 minutes, decontaminating the external air that entered the chamber.

Door closure causes UV lamp to turn On for 10 minutes, decontaminating the external air that entered the chamber.

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