Navigation Links
Groundbreaking New Incubator Technology Allows for Temperature Control at Ambient Conditions (20 to 25C)
Date:4/23/2013

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 23, 2013

Since most incubators only heat, incubating at ambient temperatures of 20 to 25 C has always been challenging. Researchers have been known to use costly methods to maintain precise ambient conditions. There is another option, however. Peltier-controlled incubating refrigerators will not only heat and cool, but they will maintain precise ambient conditions. These table-top devices are much less expensive than traditional chilling incubators. They range in price from just under $1,000 up to several thousand. Perhaps the most popular and least expensive of the Peltier incubators is the Revolutionary Science Incufridge. It works well for many applications, but its conservative capacity of 25 liters has its limitations. Recently, Revolutionary Science announced that they have expanded their Incufridge line, to include larger and more sophisticated models.

Recently, the Institute of Food at ETH Zurich in Switzerland published a finding that shows reactive oxygen species are responsible for beta-glucan degradation. In the study they used a Revolutionary Science Incufridge to incubate all samples, set at 20 degrees C, a difficult temperature to maintain with most incubators. Most incubators are only equipped with a heating mechanism. For this reason the lowest temperature most incubators can obtain is 5 degrees C over ambient.

Peter W. Krug of the United States Department of Agriculture was researching the efficacy of chemical disinfectants on nonporous surfaces. The disinfectants had to be incubated at precisely 22 degrees Celsius. For this reason, Dr. Krug used the Revolutionary Science Incufridge because there were few if any other options.

But Peltier-based refrigerated incubators like the Incufridge are not just used for ambient conditions. They can be set at any temperature from 5 degrees C to 65 degrees C. Because the Peltier incubators are solid state, they are completely vibration-free unlike their compressor-based incubator cousins. “The older refrigerated incubator designs are built just like a refrigerator with a heater inside,” states Isaac Erickson of Revolutionary Science. “This is problematic because the refrigerators contain heavy compressors that vibrate and shake when regulating the temperature. Vibration can destroy samples.”

The new line of Revolutionary Science Incufridges vary in size from 25 liters to 77 liters in capacity. More sophisticated models are equipped with opaque or insulated glass doors and data loggers. The most significant feature that all Incufridge models share is the solid state Peltier-based, vibration-free design.

"We are proud of this design and hope that other incubator manufacturers will follow suit," states Isaac Erickson of Revolutionary Science. "It is slightly more expensive to develop them this way, but we are doing our best to keep our prices lower than the competition." The new line of Incufridges are currently in production and are available for purchase from Revolutionary Science, VWR or Thermo Fisher Scientific.

About Revolutionary Science

In 1999, Revolutionary Science was founded after the birth of the company's first microcentrifuge. Years later, Revolutionary Science designs and manufactures incubators, centrifuges, autoclaves, automated cell and colony counters and water baths.

Registered with the FDA and ISO, Revolutionary Science is a Minnesota company dedicated to the manufacturing of precision life science and sterilization equipment.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10659097.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. DuPont Receives ‘Patents for Humanity’ Award for Groundbreaking Research to Improve Nutritional Profile of Staple Crop
2. Paul T. Huey Launches a Groundbreaking Cavity Prevention Program
3. Neighborhood Smiles Launches a Groundbreaking Cavity Prevention Program for Their Patients
4. Dr. Timothy Rauch of Albuquerque, New Mexico Launches a Groundbreaking Cavity Prevention Program
5. Dr. Richard Charmoy Launches Groundbreaking Cavity Prevention Program that Can Lower Tooth Decay Rates by 74%
6. Dr. David Slaughter Launches Groundbreaking Cavity Prevention Program That Can Lower Decay Rates by 74%
7. INRS acquires a groundbreaking advanced imaging infrastructure
8. Citizen Scientists Successfully Fund Groundbreaking Startup to Sequence their Microbiomes
9. Tel Aviv University to spearhead groundbreaking nanotechnology consortium
10. Biggest Names in Pharmaceutical, Healthcare Industry to Gather for Groundbreaking Event in Parsippany, New Jersey on September 11-12, 2012
11. Functional Circulation LLC Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2016)... LAKE CITY, UTAH. (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, today announced that Charles W. Stellar has been named ... as WEDI’s interim CEO since January 2016. As an executive leader with more than ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Cell ... injuries, will be accelerated by research at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) that yielded ... healing and tissue regeneration. , The novel method, developed by WPI faculty members ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Media Cybernetics, global image analysis leader, ... branding reflects a results-driven revitalization for a company with a renewed focus on ... a crisp, refreshed logo and a new web presence. , “I believe that ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a ... of Directors has approved the payment of a quarterly cash ... The cash dividend of $0.24 per share will ... of record as of the close of business on June ... of the Board of Directors and may be adjusted as ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/9/2016)... -- Elevay is currently known as the ... high net worth professionals seeking travel for work   ... there is still no substitute for a face-to-face meeting. ... deal with a firm handshake. This is why wealthy ... citizenship via investment programs like those offered by the ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... DUBLIN , April 27, 2016 ... of the  "Global Multi-modal Biometrics Market 2016-2020"  report ... ) , The analysts forecast ... a CAGR of 15.49% during the period 2016-2020.  ... a number of sectors such as the healthcare, ...
(Date:4/13/2016)... April 13, 2016  IMPOWER physicians supporting Medicaid patients ... a new clinical standard in telehealth thanks to a ... the higi platform, IMPOWER patients can routinely track key ... body mass index, and, when they opt in, share ... visit to a local retail location at no cost. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):