The new SCILA (SiLA-based Cell Incubator for Lab Automation) incubator is especially designed for automated cell culture applications for liquid handling systems. The extremely compact SCILA offers four drawer-based positions for SBS micro plates in a copper incubation chamber with control of temperature, humidity, and gas atmosphere. The patented innovative drawer design moves the complete drawer mechanics outside of the incubation chamber, which makes the inside copper surface with rounded edges very easy to clean. For further reduction of contamination, the water tubing of the humidification system is also made out of copper.
The modular design of the SCILA allows to scale up with additional units when required. Fast access of less than 10 seconds and an optimized concept for temperature, humidity and gas atmosphere control enable quick recovery of the incubation conditions after plate access. For easy maintenance and service access to the incubation chamber, the complete front frame and the drawers can be removed by hand and without tools.