An incubator is an instrument used to raise, grow and maintain microbiological cultures or cell cultures keeping optimal temperature, humidity and other conditions such as the carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen content of the atmosphere inside the incubator.
For many years the incubators was used for the incubation of bird eggs and the care of premature or sick babies. Today, researchers from different Institutes and Universities worldwide use incubators for some medical treatments, for stem cell research and for experimental procedures such as the incubation of antibodies in tissues and cells.
Incubators are very necessary for any laboratory, because they keep the cells safe from temperature changes that may affect the agent in the process of their study. They are also essential for a lot of experimental work in cell biology, microbiology and molecular biology.
It is because of the importance of incubator laboratory, and others instruments, that Kalstein has worked in recent years in the development and consulting of research, diagnosis and quality control of laboratory equipment.
In fact, their constant advances have led them to manufacture incubators in an important variety of sizes, capable of controlling humidity, causing air circulation to regulate temperature and containing a large number of samples.