The CSMI is a versatile microscope-stage incubator for cell/tissue culture work using chambered glass slides.
- Ideal for rectangular chambered slides and chambered coverglass
- Provides comprehensive micro-environment control for pH, temperature, perfusion and atmosphere
- Uses Peltier technology
- Heats and cools from ~5° to 50°C
- Accommodates up to 4 pre-temperature regulated perfusion lines
- Provides temperature regulated gas superfusion
- Magnetic base for easy setup of different configurations
- Uses a unique aspirator for perfusate removal with minimal disturbance of fluid level
The CSMI is a versatile microscope stage incubator designed for cell/tissue culture work. It easily accommodates the Lab-Tek® series of disposable, rectangular chamber slides and chambered coverglasses from Nunc. It also supports the Falcon® CultureSlide series from Beckton Dickinson.
The CSMI, in combination with a matching low noise TC-202A temperature controller, facilitates the long term maintenance of tissue or cell cultures on a microscope stage. This allows optical monitoring of dyes, micro-injection, electrical recording, and micro-manipulation for many hours or even days. The CSMI not only facilitates the precise regulation and manipulation of bath temperature, but it also supports multi-channel perfusion (up to 4 channels) and atmosphere maintenance (e.g., CO2 superfusion for pH control).
The CSMI is based on a successful design of the Medical Systems PDMI-2 microincubator platform for 35 mm Petri dishes. The CSMI utilizes a Peltier thermoelectric device to regulate temperature over a wide range, both above and below ambient levels.
The CSMI easily fits on the stage of inverted microscopes from major microscope manufacturers including Zeiss, Nikon, Olympus and Leica.
|Temperature Range||~5° to 10°C below ambient to 50°C|
|Accommodated Disposable Chambers||
|Peltier TED Current Rating||6 Amps at DC max|
|Built In Plate Thermistor||100 kΩ at 25°C|
|Perfusion Inlet Lines||26 GA PTFE capillary up to 4 lines can be installed simultaneously|
|Perfusion Rate||3 ml/min nominal total|
|Perfusate Outlet||LU-ASP aspirator|
|Gas Port||1/16 in. barb|
|Gas Superfusion Flow Rate||0.5 to 2.0 L/min|
|Weight||17.9 oz (0.5 kg)|
|Overall Dimensions||6.5 x 4 x 1 in (16.5 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm)|