Active Background Decontamination

Active Background Decontamination combines narrow bandwidth, ozone-free ultraviolet light and InCu saFe® copper-enriched stainless steel alloy interior to fight contamination whilst the incubator remains in use.

Germicidal Interior


UV lamp Decontamination



The copper-enriched stainless steel alloy interior surfaces eliminate contamination and mitigate the effects of airborne contaminates introduced through normal use.




SafeCell UV®                   

The programmable ultraviolet lamp, isolated from cell cultures, eliminates contaminants in the air flow and water pan without affecting cell cultures. SafeCell UV inhibits the growth of mycoplasma, bacteria, molds, spores, yeasts and fungi without costly HEPA filter air scrubbers, which accumulate contaminants in the filter media. HEPA filters are also ineffective on particles less than 0.3 microns.




Panasonic InCu-saFe® Interiors


Competing Incubator with Copper Interiors

  • Fights off surface contamination.              
  • Does not corrode like solid copper surfaces.
  • Appearance and durability of stainless steel.
  • Standard feature in all Panasonic CO2 & Multigas incubators.
  • May corrode over time.
  • Humid environment may cause interior coating to turn into green cupric oxide, which may prove to be lethal to cell cultures.
  • Contamination is difficult to detect due to discoloration of interior surfaces.



Mycoplasma Survival Results

   Mycoplasma strain    Positive Control    Conventional Type 304 stainless stell    Panasonic InCu-SaFe    Conventional Copper C1100  

Mycoplasma Fermentas PG18


  Survival   Survival   No Survival   No Survival  

Mycoplasma Orale CH19299


  Survival   Survival   No Survival   No Survival  

Mycoplasma Arginini G230


  Survival   Survival   No Survival   No Survival  

Mycoplasma Hominis PG21


  Survival   Survival   No Survival   No Survival  



Versatile Program Cycles of SafeCell UV light for Optimum Usability


24 Hour UV Decontamination

After H2O2 Vapourization

This feature can be used in the following instances:

  • Prior to 1st use
  • Overnight
  • Between patient protocols
  • Following maintenance or service
  • Secondary decontamination method

The UV lamp automatically cycles ON for up to 90 minutes following a 10-minute H2O2 vapour cycle. this reduces the H2O2 to water, which condenses onto a cooler section of the incubator’s interior floor for easy clean-up.



After Door Openings


Door closure causes UV lamp to turn On for 10 minutes, decontaminating the external air that entered the chamber.


If UV protection is not desired, SafeCell UV lamp can be switched OFF.