CO2 Incubators


Effective capacity
Temperature range
+5℃ above ambient to 50℃

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Integrated Tray Catches minimize cleaning time while LCD Panel enhances operation

LCD TouchPanel Controller

A WVGA color LCD touchpanel delivers full controlover different protocols. Standard USB port provids convenient log data transfer

*IData log period is 1.5 months using 2-minute intervals.
*Password protected USB memories cannot be used.
*Multiple detailed activity logs exported to indivisual CSV files.

Automatic door locking (electric lock) can be set on the MCO-170AICUVH (standard equipped) and other models equipped with the optional electric lock (MCO-170EL).

Control Panel with single‒user Key Lock (MCO-170AIC/MCO-230AIC), Addition of user ID function for better traceablilty (able to register up to 99 user-IDs and passwords)(MCO-230AIC)

The Auto-Lock set up screen
Password input window
Key Lock set up screen
Single-user with Key Lock

Tray catches are integral parts of the chamber, opening up more space for trays, allowing the incubator to accommodate more culture containers.

Comparison with MCO-20AIC
Integrated Tray catches(Comparison with MCO-19AIC)
Rapid, Effective and Safe An industry-first. Panasonic’s Cycle

unique high-speed system utilizing vaporized H2O2 offers time-saving and documented chamber decontamination with complete safety.

  • Full decontamination process takes less than three hours, saving valuable time. For example, if the decontamination cycle is started at 9 am, the unit will be ready for use in the afternoon.


Farstest CO2 Recovery with Dual (IR) Sensor Technology and InCuSafe Technology


  • Accurate and stable - unaffected by variations in humidity or temperature.
  • Following door openings, full CO2 recovery is achieved within 2 minutes, without overshoot.
  • CellIQTM Incubator utilizes a unique, stable and reliable ceramic infrared light source that is robust and longlasting.
  • Incusafe fights off surface contamination and does not corrode like solid copper surfaces.
  • Easier visibility with better looking interior.
  • Standard feature with Panasonic Incubators at no additional cost.


Thermal Conductivity (TC) sensor and Copper Interiors


  • Affected by variations in humidity and temperature.
  • Not accurate readings.
  • At a 5% set point, The difference can be as much as 80% inaccuracy for up to an hour following a door closing.

Other IR incubators use a incandescent light bulb.

  • May get corrosive after long period of time (humid environment turns it into green cupric oxide which may prove to be lethal to cells).
  • Contamination difficult to detect due to less visibility.
  • More expensive and difficult to maintain.

Product Photos


Model MCO-230AIC
External Dimensions 770 x 730 x 905 (mm) / 30.3 x 28.7 x 35.6 (inch)
Interior Dimensions 643 x 523 x 700 (mm) /25.3 x 20.6 x 27.6 (inch)
Interior Volume 230 liters (8.1 cu.Ft.)
Data Acquisition Automatic log function of temperature, CO2, Door opening/closing, Alarm and CSV file output
Exterior Cabinet and Door Galvanized steel with baked-on finish
Interior and Shelves Copper-enriched stainless steel
Outer Door Galvanized steel with baked-on finishReversible heated
Inner Door Tempered glass
Shelves Copper-enriched stainless steel 4 supplies as standard (Maximum 10), Exterior dimensions: 620 (W) x 450 (D) x 12 (H) mm, maximum load 7kg/shelf, Adjustable
Access Port Diameter 30mm port with non-VOC silicone stoppers (1 on back side)
Insulation Extruded polystyrene foam
Heating Method -
Air Flow Gentle vertical airflow, continuous with inner door closed
Air Filter 0.3μm, Effeciency:99.97% or higher (for CO2)
UV Lamp -
Water Level Sensor -
Communication Remote alarm contacts standard. Optional 4-20mA connection. Optional with RS-232C/ RS-485/LAN data ports
CO2 Gas Connection 4mm to 6mm inner diameter tubing
CO2 Gas Pressure 0.03 MPa (G) (0.3Kgf/cm2G, 4.3psiG) from two stage CO2 regulator
Net Weight 90kg (198 lbs)
Tempearture Control Range +5°C above ambient to 50 °C*1 (Ambient temperature: 5°C-35°C)
Tempearture Uniformity ±0.25°C (23°C ambient, setting: 37°C, CO2: 5%, no load)*2
CO2 Control Range and Deviation 0% to 20%,±0.15% (23°C ambient, setting 37°C, 5% CO2, no load)
Interior Humidity 95% ±5%R.H. at 37°C by natural evaporation with humidifying pan
Max. Power Consumption Max. 440W
Max. Heat Discharge 1,250kJ/h
CO2 Sensor Platform Ceramic based, single beam infrared sensor, with dual wavelength measurement for continuous auto-zero calibration
CO2 Sampling Patent Pending No moving parts; airflow passess over in/out ports to sustain continuous sampling
Leveling Feet 4
CO2 Calibration -
  • *1 When ambient temperature is 25°C, temperature control range: 30°C∼50°C. Regardless of ambient temperature, the maximum of temperature control range is always 50°C.
  • *2 The measurement condition complies with Panasonic specified measuring method.
  • *3 Exterior dimensions of main cabinet only. See dimension drawings showing handles and other external projections.


MCO-230AIC Price Upon Inquiry. Please contact your local dealers.


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