ibidi Stage Top Incubation System, Universal Fit, for 1 Chamber, CO2

Key Features

  • Physiologic conditions directly on the microscope
  • Precise control of temperature, humidity, and CO2
  • Compatible with all inverted microscopes that have a multiwell plate holder
Special Requirements?


Stage Top Incubator for easy live cell imaging on every inverted microscope: Universal Fit with CO2 control

Live cell imaging that requires incubator conditions on the microscope, for example:

  • 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:

  • TIRF
  • 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.