Inside a CO2 incubator, also known as a gassed incubator, an atmosphere is created that is as natural as possible to develop cell and tissue cultures. This way of cultivating living organisms is called in vitro and is the main application for CO2 incubators. The process can take several weeks, during which sample growth and safety are always the top priority. To guarantee both these aspects, the temperature, humidity, and CO2 content must match the cell culture requirements as precisely as possible.
CO2 incubators are widely used in scientific research to grow and maintain cell cultures. Typical fields of application include tissue engineering, in vitro fertilization, neuroscience, cancer research and other mammalian cell research.