A CO2 incubator is crucial for growing and maintaining cultured cells. CO2 incubators can be water-jacketed, in which the layer around the incubator has heated water, or air-jacketed, also known as forced air incubators. Important factors to consider are the type of CO2 sensor (thermal conductivity or infrared), tools for controlling humidity, and methods for preventing contamination. Specialized CO2 incubators feature an alarm system to notify you if the humidity, temperature, or CO2 fall below the necessary levels.
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