Incubator FlowBox: a unique combination of a cell culture hood and CO2 incubator

Sterile conditions and a regulated, physiologically relevant environment are crucial factors when working with live cells.  The innovative Incubator FlowBox combines a laminar flow cell culture hood with precise temperature, humidity and CO2 control, keeping cells in stable environmental conditions for optimal and reproducible experimental results.  

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State-of-the-Art Laminar Flow Technology

The Incubator FlowBox provides sterile working conditions within the hood by using a HEPA filtered, vertical laminar airflow. Smart air speed and exhaust control provides sterility and protects samples even when access doors are opened.   Cabinet surfaces are sterilized with integrated, high-energy UV-C lamps.

Stable and Controlled Environment 

The Incubator FlowBox provides a precise, controlled environment for long-term studies or kinetic imaging of sensitive cells. Temperature, CO2 and humidity levels are maintained in real-time within the working area, ensuring optimal cell viability in both source and destination plates. In lab-on-chip or organ-on-chip systems, the entire experimental set up – including pumps and tubes, to imaging equipment, to the chips - themselves can be placed inside the box. The Incubator FlowBox therefore offers tremendous benefits over traditional stage-top incubators with limited workspaces.

Increased Work Efficiency

A user-friendly control panel provides full control over all features including temperature and humidity, and sliding doors allow full access to instruments and experiments within the cabinet while maintaining the controlled physiological environment. All doors can be fully opened for easy cleaning, maintenance, and installation of larger instruments or experiment setups. The base stand is mounted on wheels for easy movement of the entire set up within the lab, and includes a water tank, PC workstation and other accessory modules.  


The Incubator FlowBox can be adapted to a variety of automation systems, laboratory equipment and research projects, and can be easily customizable to include custom door layouts and hypoxia features, as well as additional protection and accessibility through glove modules.

Technical Specifications


Laminar Flow: Continuous vertical laminar air flow

Filters: HEPA H14 (0.1 - 0.3 µm)

UV Sterilization: UV-C illumination lamps (4 x 15 W); operated from the control panel


Physiological Conditions

Temperature control: Adjustable up to 40 °C

CO2 level and stability: 5 % +/- 0.2 % (constant level permanently regulated)

Humidity level control: Up to 65 %

Purified water tank: 10 l (included)


User protection: Automated security locks on all doors. Robot stops when door is opened.

Exhaust system: Possible connection to room exhaust (max. exhaust air volume: 400 m3/h


Internal dimensions: W 99 cm x D 62 cm x H 63 cm (W 39.0'' x D 24.4'' x H 24.8'')

External dimensions: W 110 cm x D 85 cm x H 160 cm (W 43.3'' x D 33.5'' x H 63.0'')

Height with base stand: H 230 cm (H 90.6'')

Weight: 175 kg (386 lb); with CellCelector Flex: 225 kg (503 lb)

Power: 115/230 V ~; 60/50 Hz; 10A; max. 2,300 W (without other

Illumination: LED 42 W; switched from the control panel

Base stand: Allows storage of water tank, PC workstation and other modules, on wheels

Environmental requirements

Temperature: 10 - 40 °C

Relative humidity: 30 - 85 % (not condensing)

Air pressure: 75 - 106 kPa

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