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Miniature Microscope Incubators > Incubator for Motorized Stages

Miniature Incubator for custom micro-fluidics devices and chambers, TC-MIW

Designed for long-term live cell imaging and time-lapsed microscopy. For use with any chamber or plate. Standard multi-well 86x128mm plates will fit inside. Incorporates heated bottom, luer-lock port for gas mixture (to control CO2 or hypoxia), and heated lid (purchased separately) to prevent condensation. Built-in multiple ports for tubing and accessories (probes and sensors). One removable side provides multiple openings for micro-tubing. The chambers and devices can be formed directly on the glass bottom.  Fits all brands of motorized stage (see table below). Can be used with a set of adjustable tubing holders to position perfusion tubing for continuous media exchange, provided optional inserts TC-I-100 or TC-I-4/3 are placed inside (see parts table at the bottom). The bottom is closed (for open bottom incubator, to access with immersion objective - consider another model). Click on image to enlarge.


extension (if required)

Ludl, Prior, ASI, Marhauser, Zeiss

no extension required

Nikon 236x155mm:


Thorlabs 170x130mm:


Ludl Bioprecision II, 172x116mm:



Outside dimensions:

fits 160x110mm cutout of motorized stages; the bottom is recessed 10mm below the top surface of motorized stages (7mm below the mounting surface, comes with 3mm spacers to reduce this recessed profile to 5mm), and can be leveled by set screws positioned in the corners of the incubator base

Inside dimensions:

86x128mm; 34mm from sample to top surface; 24mm (19mm inside clearance) for low-profile option; optional spacers allow to elevate the top surface 9.5mm - to provide more space inside the incubator

Heated bottom:

1mm glass



Use with:

custom devices and chambers, standard multi-well plates, 35mm dishes, and 1x3in. glass coverglasses/slides

Condensation free lid:

Uses a built-in temperature sensor to connect independently to the second channel of temperature controllers, 81x121mm optical window

CO2 port:

Luer-lock connector to a source of gas mixture.

Media exchange and perfusion:

Multiple sealed inflow ports, a set of adjustable tubing holders to position inflow and outflow tubing inside sample chambers.

A set of tubing with luer-lock fitting and stainless steel needle attached x8, PS-KIT

Can be used with adjustable holders MH-MIS to provide inflow and outflow to chambers and dishes placed inside incubator. The holders are attached to optional inserts TC-I-4/3 or TC-I-100. Tubing fits through openings on sides of the incubator. The stainless needle attached to one end of the tubing can be bent to fit inside chambers and dishes. Includes  multiple fitting (total more than 100 pieces), and threaded barbed luer locks for the incubator ports. For use with perfusion or continuous media exchange systems. 

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Required accessories: temperature controller, CO2 controller.

Optional accessories: inserts (see table below).

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Miniature Incubator for custom devices and chambers, with closed heated bottom.



Lid for miniature Incubator TC-MWP, MWPHP, MIW, Low Profile



Spacer to elevate the lid 9.5mm



Adapter for ThorLabs stages, 170x130mm



Adapter for Nikon motorized stages, 236x155mm



Adapter for Ludl Bioprecision II stages, 172x115mm



Set of metal inserts, to position adjustable holders, can be used with chambers up to 90mm diameter



Set of miniature adjustable tubing and sensor holders, x3, includes 4-40 threaded posts



Perfusion fitting kit