Cell Culture Equipment
Tissue and cell culture lines are susceptible to cross-contamination and senescence which is why proper use of equipment and strict adherence to cell culture protocol must be observed. Researchers often keep samples in incubators because they can create ideal cell culture conditions. An aseptic technique is practiced to reduce contamination by using autoclavable pipettes and wet and dry baths for sterilizing equipment. Surplus cells, especially animal cells can be kept in cryopreservation systems. Careful handling during harvest and proper use of cryoprotectants can increase viability.
The list of cell culture laboratory equipment provided below will give you an idea on the prevalent use and various processes of cell culture growth in life science labs.
Triple-wall design protects cultures from ambient temperature fluctuations; in TC or IR CO2 control options with optional HEPA filter
Midi 40 small capacity CO2 incubator has many features of a full-sized incubator, but not the cost. Ideal for single users and limited space areas
Benchtop Incubators are compact and stackable which saves laboratory work space. Includes an intuitive user interface for precise control
Stainless steel or copper interiors in 150 or 240 liter capacity feature iCAN touchscreen and patented humidity system for optimum cell growth
High capacity incubator has a directed horizontal laminar airflow system for the ideal environment for culture growth; stable temperature even with lab equipment present
Large capacity incubator for high volume cell culture. Achieve fast CO2 recovery with IR sensor regardless of temperature or humidity levels
Be protected from hazardous agents with the Purifier Logic+ Class II A2 BSC; ergonomic and appropriate for Biosafety Level 1, 2 or 3 containment
Discharges 100% of filtered exhaust air from work area via a dedicated exhaust system and remote blower; models need to be hard ducted to the outside
Features 13.7 cu. ft. work space, 300 plate capacity and an extra large pass box with a 90 plate capacity; can maintain oxygen levels as low as 1%
The Hudson SOLO Automated Pipettor and SOLOSoft control software offer unsurpassed ease of operation for serial dilutions and more.
Hudson’s Micro10x provides a combination of fast filling speeds, high accuracy and extreme flexibility not found in other bench top reagent dispensers.
Hudson’s RapidWash Microplate Washer is a high-speed, small-footprint washer for standard and deep 96- and 384-well microplates
PlateCrane EX and EX360 feature a cylindrical robot arm handling labware in the SBS footprint; compatible with 200 instruments; EX360 has a telescoping arm with unlimited R-axis circular motion
Features separate dispense and aspirate channels, 25 user-programmable wash protocols and an RS232 port for easy integration with robotic systems
Accommodates four microtitre plates in 96-well or 384-well formats, programmable parameters and an LCD display; low voltage supply feature
Turnkey laminar-flow PCR Hoods are designed for cloning and amplifying RNA and DNA. They feature our UVC disinfection lamp and pipette shelf
Thermal Cyclers from Benchmark Scientific provide consistent, reliable results for laboratories with medium to high throughput. They have an intuitive interface for quick access to stored programs.
The SpeedCycler2 is the fastest available thermal cycler in the world, completing rapidPCR in less than eight minutes. This remarkable performance is contained in a small footprint.
Spectrophotometers, spectroscopy and microscopy systems from Perkin Elmer for lab material characterization, quality analysis, and sample purity testing. Gel electrophoresis systems from Thermo Fisher, Benchmark and IBI.
The CoolCube™ Microtube and PCR Plate Cooler keeps samples cool and safe on the lab benchtop without degradation caused by temperature increase or fluctuation.
Labconco CentriVap® micro IR Vacuum Concentrators process up to 24 tube samples; available with High Capacity Micro Rotors or Teflon-Coated Aluminum Rotors.
qTOWER 2.0/2.2 allows quantitative PCR in a 96-well SBS with state-of-the-art heating and cooling rates up to 5.5°C per second and run time of 60 minutes.
Ideal for routine daily diagnostics, qTOWER combines the versatility of real-time PCR with the speed of rapidPCR into a single device, and avoiding the need for a gradient function.
3-liter capacity general purpose units accommodate twice the amount of common tubes compared to similar models of the same footprint; benchtop models available
Energy-efficient, 3-liter models accept a variety of rotors and processes over 40% more 50 ml conical tubes, or 100% more biocontainment sealed blood tubes than competitive models
Energy efficient 1-liter units spin 14 x 50 ml conical tubes in angle configuration at over 12000xg; accepts various fixed-angle and swinging bucket rotors and stores up to 99 programs
Compact and versatile units accommodate various fixed-angle and swing-out rotors; features 3-second rotor exchange and Biocontainment Lids; Application specific Start-Up Kits available
Models have an extensive rotor selection for flexibility in routine sample processes such as nucleic acid, protein lysate prep and PCR reaction set up
MyFuge™ is an economical way to save space and spin samples. Ideal for quick spin-downs, the rotor quickly reaches 6,000 rpm once the lid is closed. Open the lid, and the rotor quickly decelerates.
The StripSpin™ 12 has simple, lid-operated spinning motion to 5500 rpm and holds 4 PCR strips or up to 48 individual 0.2 ml PCR tubes.
Liquid nitrogen storage with controllable temperatures between -100ºC and -196ºC; units available from 3k to 38k vial capacities
Stainless steel units provide -180ºC vapor storage for large vial capacities up to 80K in box-type racks; unit holds 100-cell and 23-cell racks
Durable aluminum dewars (available in four sizes) that use a system of color-coded canes loaded with cryogenic vials to store up to 2000 vials in liquid nitrogen
The Thermo Scientific Locator Rack and Box System features a unique hanging rack and gridded box design that allows tracking and easy retrieval of samples
Compact, stainless steel dewar flasks designed for easy pouring during workbench applications such as cold traps; Capacities up to 4.5L
Auto and manual defrost units come in sizes from 4.9 to 51.1 cu. ft.; units designed for storing reagents and other common laboratory materials
Provides safe aspiration of biological samples, features a borosilicate catch pot, integrated filter holds select filters down to 0.22um and a maximum vacuum of <150 mbar
Lightweight and ergonomic models save 10 programs, an adjustment wheel for fast volume setting, electronic brakes and easy to learn functions
Ideal for busy labs, adjustable and fixed-volume models have ergonomic finger support, tip sealing and easy calibration
myBath™ is designed as a compact, personal water bath to be used on a molecular biology lab benchtop. It features easy-to-use digital controls and a see-through hinged lid.
These units provide high heating/cooling capacities to ensure rapid heat-up and cool-down times. Control systems attain precise temps from -50°C to +200°C.
Find chilling and heating dry baths from Benchmark Scientific and Torrey Pines Scientific. Compact and affordable; innovative designs for the lab