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Automated Incubator features thermal decontamination routine.

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January 16, 2013 - As fully automated incubator and storage module for cell growth and assays, Cytomat® 10 is designed to fit into cell biology and screening laboratories. System offers environmental control, can be integrated with existing automated assay hardware, and provides plate access time of less than 10 sec. Availability of multiple transfer positions and under-bench version permits flexible placement, and LCD monitor displays incubation parameters and full text read-out messaging.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

81 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA, 02454, USA

Original Press Release

Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Advanced Incubation Solution for Cell-Based Research

Press release date: January 14, 2013

The Thermo Scientific Cytomat® 10 is designed to be the fastest automated incubator with a proven thermal decontamination routine

ORLANDO, FL – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the introduction of the new Thermo Scientific Cytomat® 10, a fully automated incubator and storage module for high-capacity cell growth and assay incubation. Designed to fit into the busiest of cell biology or screening laboratories, the Cytomat 10 offers superior environmental control and can be seamlessly integrated with existing automated assay hardware. The Cytomat 10 provides a fast plate access time of less than 10 seconds. Additionally, multiple transfer positions and an under-bench version allow flexible incubator placement within the laboratory. As the first generation of automated incubator with a fully validated thermal decontamination system, the Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10 is designed to significantly decrease the risk of contamination and reduce assay variability.

Utilizing more than 40 years of experience in CO2 incubator technology, the Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10 provides scientists with a reliable and robust incubation unit for precious primary cell or cell-line cultures and assays. An efficient thermal disinfection method practically eliminates germs and spore suspensions, even in areas that are difficult to reach via manual cleaning. Based on the trusted ContraCon Routine of the renowned Thermo Scientific HERAcell incubators, the Cytomat 10’s decontamination is carried out in wet conditions at 90°C, leaving incubators virtually residue-free. The Cytomat 10 incorporates humidity control via an external water reservoir, reducing the risk of contamination from an internal source and the need for repetitive incubator access. Additionally, recovery times are virtually eliminated with a heated automatic access door, with small opening.

The Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10 incorporates an LCD monitor for incubation parameters and full text read-out messaging to inform the user of temperature, humidity and gaseous atmosphere level changes. As a flexible incubation unit, the Cytomat 10 incorporates the Thermo Scientific internally automated PSS (Plate Shuttle System™) to serve multiple access and loading positions.

For more information on the Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10, please visit www.thermoscientific.com/automate.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $12 billion, we have approximately 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity™ Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Visit www.thermofisher.com.

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