Stage Top Incubator for easy live cell imaging on every inverted microscope: for K-Frame stages, with CO2 and O2 control
- Chemotaxis assays
- Angiogenesis assays
- Cell migration assays
- Wound healing assays
- Proliferation assays
- Cell culture under flow
High-resolution imaging applications that require extra focus stability, for example:
- Confocal microscopy
- DIC microscopy
Cells react sensitively to changes in their environment. Factors such as temperature, humidity, and CO2/O2 levels significantly influence the outcome of cell culture assays. It is therefore crucial to precisely maintain the optimal conditions throughout the whole live cell imaging experiment.
The ibidi Stage Top Incubation Systems are available for one slide/dish (Universal Fit) and for multiwell plates (K-Frame). They allow for the accurate and reliable control of temperature, CO2 and O2 concentration, and relative humidity during short-term and long-term live cell imaging assays on any inverted microscope.
If additional control of the oxygen level is needed (e.g., in hypoxia experiments), the ibidi Stage Top Incubation Systems, CO2/O2 are the ideal solution.
The Heated Lid of the ibidi Heating System reliably prevents condensation, which can reduce the imaging quality during live cell microscopy.
By heating the lid to a temperature higher than the plate, a vertical temperature gradient is created. This gradient, plus the humidity control, prevent lid condensation of the cell culture dish. The required temperature of the cell environment is constantly maintained.