When scientists and health care professionals are developing drugs, treatments and vaccines, they must first test at these things to make sure they work correctly and are safe. This is precisely where cell cultures come into play. According to Life Technologies, “Cell culture is one of the major tools used in cellular and molecular biology, providing excellent model systems for studying the normal physiology and biochemistry of cells (e.g. Metabolic studies, aging), the effects of drugs and toxic compounds on the cells, and mutagenesis and carcinogenesis. It is also used in drug screening and development, and large scale manufacturing of biological compounds (e.g. vaccines, therapeutic proteins). The major advantage of using cell culture for any of these applications is the consistency and reproducibility of results that can be obtained from using a batch of cloned cells.” Once these cells have been taken and cultivated they may need to travel from one medical facility to another. These medical facilities could be located one mile away or one thousand miles away. When cell cultures need to travel the proper shipping device needs to be used to make sure the cell culture arrives in optimum condition. A cell portable incubator needs to be used to protect the cell culture during travel. If long distance travel is needed the cell portable incubator could encounter an assortment of obstacles such as time of arrival delays, climate changes, the general roughness of the shipping process and more. A cell culture is usually kept at 37 degrees Celsius, the core body temperature. Using a cell portable incubator that is capable of active heating and cooling so that the predetermined temperature is constantly maintained, regardless of changes in external conditions, will help to protect the cell culture. A device that is lightweight and durable is also an important factor because it will be reliable and also save on shipping costs. A cell portable incubator, like and incubator made by MicroQ, that is reusable and lightweight can easily ship even through mainstream shipping companies such as FedEx and UPS. A cell portable incubator that is lightweight keeps shipping costs down and one that can be used again is an investment that will pay for itself.


Benefits of Micro Q Technologies

  • Active precision heating or cooling
  • Temperature LCD display resolution = 0.1° C
  • Temperature control range 0° C to 42° C
  • Rechargeable battery with integrated power supply
  • Ambient Temperature range -20° C to 50° C
  • Temperature holding duration 24+ hours to 168+ hours
  • Microprocessor controlled heat pump
  • Tamper resistant key switch
  • Temperature control resolution = 0.0625° C


Additional Cell Portable Incubator Benefits

Drug and vaccine development is a very important field. Scientists are working hard to protect populations from illness and cure diseases. When shipping cell cultures, every precaution must be taken to guaranty the safe arrival of the cultures for testing. A reliable, durable and incredibly accurate cell portable incubator must be used to transport cell cultures between medical facilities for study.