IVF Heated Glass Insert
Available from OKOLAB: Live Cell Microscopy
The Heated Glass Round Insert fits into the mechanical stage and provides a flat and clear warm surface where the specimen can be moved freely.
Models with 0.5mm and 1mm glass thickness are available.
The Heated Glass Product Line employs special glass which has been coated with highly conductive material. This allows to uniformly and accurately heat up the glass obtaining a warm surface where the specimen can be placed and examined without undesired cooling. The Heated Glass reaches the desired temperature in a few minutes.
A temperature sensor is glued on the glass surface to provide continuous feedback to the controller which maintains the glass surface at the desired temperature. Depending on room temperature, humidity and other parameters, such as Petri size, etc., specimen temperature may differ from glass temperature. Therefore, to achieve 37°C in the specimen, it is recommended to calibrate the Heated Glass by means of an external sensor and to determine the relation between the temperature of the glass and the specimen.
Once this calibration is done, it can be easily inserted in the control box and specimen temperature will be kept at 37°C, with an accuracy of ±0.2°C.
CO2/O2 and humidity control can be achieved by using the Conditioning Jar and the OKO Gas Controllers.
A small amount of gas at the desired CO2 and O2 level will be blown by the OKO Gas Controllers in the Jar to create a microenvironment at the desired temperature and gas concentration.