Importance of having an incubator in your lab

An excellent way to determine the degree of importance that an object has in our lives can be according to its usefulness. So let’s begin to explain this in the best way: An incubator serves to maintain and grow microbiological cultures or cell cultures, regulating viable growth factors such as temperature, humidity and ventilation.

Incubators can come in different sizes, as small as a laptop or as large as a room, depending on the user’s requirements. Incubators have the ability to control extremely low temperatures (microbiological incubators), humidity and carbon dioxide levels (cell culture incubators). Microbiological incubators are mainly used for the growth and storage of bacterial cultures at temperatures between 5 and 37°C. The incubators for cell culture work at a temperature of 37°C, simulating the body temperature conditions. This model you can find in Kalstein.

Biology has a lot to teach us and even more so if we have the necessary equipment to carry out research. For example, laboratory incubators are used for cell and tissue cultures, pharmaceutical and hematological studies, biochemical studies, food processing and cell aeration, animal studies, solubility and fermentation studies as well as bacterial cultures.

Does it seem more every day in science?

Yes, but don’t be beaten by everyday life because incubators are also used in the study of tissue cultures that involve extracting fragments of animal or plant tissue and to store these “explants” in controlled environments (temperature, pH, CO2 and humidity) and subsequently analyze their growth. Studying these explants allows researchers to understand the function of certain cells, and tissue cultures have also helped detect various health disorders that occur as a result of the absence of certain enzymes.

So, are you clearer on the reasons for ordering your incubator?