Temperature controller
CO2/O2 control
Objective Heaters
Media Exchange
Solution Applications
Petri Dish Perfusion
Coverslip Chambers
 

Miniature Microscope Incubators > Incubator for Motorized Stages


Miniature Incubator, TC-MWP

Designed for long-term live cell imaging and time-lapsed microscopy. It can be used with standard multi-well plates and optional inserts: TC-I-20x30, TC-I-30x50, TC-I-SL for slides and micro-fluidics devices, TC-I-35/TC-I-60 for standard 35mm Petri dishes and for larger dishes (up to 60mm diameter), TC-I-3 -  for slides and chambered coverglasses (x3), and TC-I-4 - for CSC coverslip holders and Petri dishes (x4). The inserts can be used with a set of adjustable tubing holders MH-MIS to position sensors or perfusion tubing for continuous media exchange. Requires a heated cover (purchased separately) to prevent condensation and to control CO2 or hypoxia. Built-in multiple ports for tubing and accessories, probes and sensors. Fits all brands of motorized stages (Ludl, Prior, ASI, Marhauser) and type K Zeiss/Leica stages. Some models of motorized stages from Nikon, ThorLabs and Ludl might require optional adapter extensions to fit (see the table below). Requires a temperature controller.  The whole bottom is open for access with a microscope objective (for closed heated bottom incubator - consider TC-MWPHB model). Can be upgraded with an objective heater for immersion optics. Sample publications:
4 Integrated functional neuronal network analysis of 3D silk-collagen scaffold-based mouse cortical culture. STAR Protocols Volume 2, Issue 1, 19 March 2021, 100292;
3 In vivo dynamics of acidosis and oxidative stress in the acute phase of an ischemic stroke in a rodent model. j.redox.2021.102178;
2 A Human Organotypic Microfluidic Tumor Model Permits Investigation of the Interplay between Patient-Derived Fibroblasts and Breast Cancer Cells. Cancer Research April 16, 2019;
1 Breast Cancer Cell Invasion into a Three Dimensional Tumor-Stroma Microenvironment. Sci Rep. 2016; 6: 34094.;


Brand

extension (if required)

Ludl, Prior, ASI, Marhauser, Zeiss

no extension required

Nikon 236x155mm:

TC-MI-NIK

Thorlabs 170x130mm:

TC-MI-THOR

Ludl Bioprecision II, 172x116mm:

TC-MI-LUDL





Specifications:

Outside dimensions:

fits 160x110mm cutout of motorized stages; the bottom is recessed 11mm below the top surface of motorized stages (8mm 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

Optical aperture and clearance:

114x76mm aperture; 33mm from bottom to top lid surface (26.5mm for ultra-low lid); 26mm inside clearance (19.5mm for ultra-low lid); optional spacers allow to elevate the top surface 9.5mm - to provide more space inside the incubator

Use with:

Standard multi-well plates, 35-60mm dishes, custom devices and 1x3in. glass coverglasses/slides

Stability:

0.01░C

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 or barbed connector to a source of gas mixture.

Media exchange and perfusion:

Multiple sealed inflow/outflow ports, optional sets of adjustable tubing holders to position inflow and outflow tubing inside sample chambers.



Magnetic insert, MA-128x86

This insert provides flexible working area for positioning accessories required for high resolution live sample imaging and recording: from media exchange and test solution delivery tubing, to sensors and electrodes. Specially treated stainless magnetic surface of the adapter provides ideal meansáto mountáminiature adjustable magnetic holders. Shown on the picture are ZMM zero-dead volume manifold and MTH-S holder with stainless suction tubing. Incorporates adjustable clamps to fix all brands of 35mm Petri dishes and CSC chambers, glass bottom dishes (both 35 and 50mm), and heating elements. Click on image to enlarge.

Insert for standard slides, TC-I-20x30

Designed to hold standard 1x3in. slides. Provides wide access for fluidics tubing. Optical aperture is 20x30mm, 1mm thick lip to hold slides up to 76x26mm. Includes adjustable clumps and thumb screws. Click on image to enlarge.

Insert for slides and microfludics devices, TC-I-SL

Designed to position custom microfluidics devices and slides. Provides wide access for fluidics tubing - 80x70mm recessed area. Optical aperture is 72x24mm, 1mm thick lip to hold slides up to 76x28mm. Includes adjustable clumps and thumb screws. Click on image to enlarge.

Insert for custom devices, TC-I-30x50

Designed to hold custom devices up to 101x51mm. Provides wide access for custom accessories. Optical aperture is 50x30mm. Includes adjustable clumps and thumb screws. Click on image to enlarge.

Insert for 35mm dishes, TC-I-35

Designed to position standard 35mm Petri dishes. Provides wide access for custom accessories and fluidics tubing. Optical aperture is 25mm. Includes adjustable clumps and thumb screws.

Insert for 50-60mm dishes, TC-I-60

Designed to position larger (up to 60mm diameter) dishes. Provides wide access for custom accessories and fluidics tubing. Optical aperture is 30mm. Includes adjustable clumps and thumb screws.

Insert for x4 coverslip holders and Petri dishes, TC-I-4

Designed to hold x4 CSC coverslip holders and Petri dishes (up to 36.8mm diameter) dishes. Some brands of Petri dishes require reducing rings (TC-PA-C, -F, -W, -N). Provides wide access for custom accessories. Optical aperture is 34mm. Includes adjustable clumps and thumb screws.

Insert for x3 slides/coverglsses, TC-I-3

Designed to hold x4 coverglasses and custom slides. Optical aperture is 70x20mm.



Click on catalog numbers below to purchase online.

Required accessories: temperature controller, CO2 controller.

Optional accessories: objective heater, perfusion system and accessories, flow control.

Download PDF manual.

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PRICES AND OPTIONS

TC-MWP

$1,195

Miniature Incubator for multi-well plates

TC-MWPL

$1,195

Lid for miniature Incubator TC-MWP, -MWPHB, -MIW

TC-MWPLL

$1,195

Ultra-low lid for miniature Incubator TC-MWP, -MWPHB, -MIW

TC-MI-THOR

$195

Adapter for ThorLabs stages, 170x130mm

TC-MI-NIK

$195

Adapter for Nikon motorized stages, 236x155mm

TC-MI-LUDL

$195

Adapter for Ludl Bioprecision II stages. 172x116mm

TC-I-20x30

$195

128x86mm insert for standard slides, 20x30mm aperture

TC-I-30x50

$195

128x86mm insert for custom devices, 50x30mm aperture

TC-I-SL

$195

Insert for slides and microfludics devices, 24x72mm aperture

TC-I-60

$195

Insert for 50-60mm dishes

TC-I-35

$195

128x86mm insert for 35mm dishes

MA-128x86

$295

Magnetic insert, stainless steel, 128x86mm

TC-I-4

$195

A metal insert, to position adjustable holders, can be used with x4 dishes and chambers up to 38mm diameter, reducing adapters might be required for different brands of dishes

TC-I-3

$195

A metal inserts, to position adjustable holders, can be used with slides and coverglasses

MH-MIS

$195

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

TC-I-E

$195

Spacer to elevate the lid 9.5mm

TC-PA-C

$95

Reducing adapter-ring, for Corning type dishes.

TC-PA-N

$95

Reducing adapter-ring, for Nunc type dishes.

TC-PA-W

$95

Reducing adapter-ring, for Willco dishes.

TC-PA-F

$95

Reducing adapter-ring, for FluoroDishes.