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Knowledge about Bacterial Incubator Oct 19, 2021

Bacterial incubator: It is used mostly for the growth of bacteria in laboratory instruments. It has a heater and can support constant temperature setting upon request. The correct temperature can be seen on the thermometer fixed on the incubator. Most incubators are programmable and do not require error and test temperature settings. The bacterial incubator is basically a device, which helps in performing the incubation process. During this process, a predetermined temperature is maintained in the housing, which helps the growth of microbial cultures. Temperature and incubation time are very important for the development and growth of any organism. If this period is not provided, the growth of the organism may be degraded.


How to choose a microorganism incubator:

Gravity or forced airflow?

Incubators can be divided into two types according to airflow. Gravity and forced air incubator. In the gravity flow incubator, there is no fan to circulate the air. The hot air rises naturally, while the cold air settles. This may not be enough to meet the needs of your laboratory. You may need an active or forced air incubator. These incubators regulate the air themselves, usually using fans.


What is your temperature range?

If you need a temperature of 30°C or below, your best choice will be a low-temperature or refrigerated incubator. If the required temperature is 30°C or higher, the microbiological incubator will be perfect for your laboratory. Regardless of the type of incubator, the temperature monitoring system will ensure that your incubator is running at the proper temperature.


Application of bacterial incubator:

The bacterial incubator promotes the cultivation of microorganisms under controlled environmental conditions. The petri dish is the culture medium used to place the test sample in the system.

The shell is also used to identify microorganisms that can cause human diseases. After identification, a vaccine to treat such diseases was developed.

Industries in the medical, chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical fields also regularly use the device for tissue culture.


Following best practices for the use and maintenance of laboratory incubators can ensure that it will work properly in your application and have the longest possible service life. These best practices include:

Place your device correctly

Monitor temperature

Monitor humidity and carbon dioxide

Clean the incubator regularly

Regular calibration


For more information on what XCH Biomedical can do for your laboratory, check out our environmental laboratory solutions.

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