DigiTherm® HexaBator™ Multi-chamber CO2 Rapid Cooling Incubator

DT2-HEX:  $48,648.65 - In Stock
The Tritech HexaBator™, a CO2 rapid cooling incubator, has been crucial to groundbreaking HIV vaccine development research (Sylwester, A. W., Hansen, S. G. and Picker L.J. (2014)).
Originally developed and optimized to meet the needs of cytokine flow cytometry-specific protocols (ICS and ICSS), this unit is now been made available for wider use. One of the unique features of this product is the rapid cooling which eliminates the need to transfer samples from the incubator to a refrigerator, reducing the risk of contamination and allowing for highly reproducible results. This unique system has the ability to cool from 37°C down to 4°C in less than 20 minutes, unlike any other product currently on the market!

With our included DeviceCom3™ Software for bidirectional communication / control with a computer, you can give commands and receive information from practically anywhere. With automatic switching between temperatures, you have the power to program an entire experiment with no need to come back to the lab to move samples or change parameters. Each chamber is controlled individually so that multiple experiments under different conditions can be run simultaneously; alternatively, similar experiments can be run with 6 different start times. This six chamber system is optimized for high throughput multi-well assays (as an alternative, the Tritech Unibator™ is designed for tube-based assays).

Never before has an incubator with all these features been offered for such a low price. Tritech brings the ultra-high-tech Microprocessor controlled, solid-state heating/cooling incubator with a NDIR CO2 sensor down to earth.  This incubator is ideal for mammalian and insect and plant cell culture.

Your research deserves the best incubator, and now you can afford it. 

Key features include:

  • Heats and cools interior with 0.1°C Precision to settings of 0°C - 60°C (from 25°C ambient)
  • Rapid cooling and heating (37°C to 4°C less than 20 minutes)
  • Optimized for Cytokine Flow Cytometry (CFC, also Known as ICS and ICCS)
  • Microprocessor-controlled for reliability and ease of use
  • User-friendly, yet sophisticated, alarms alert, with SMS text messages, when the desired parameters are off, even if due to the door being left ajar
  • Fast Temperature and CO2 Parameter Recovery.
  • Leveling feet for even cell culture medium distribution in dishes
  • Easy to calibrate to your own NIST-traceable thermometer
  • Stores parameters for fast auto-recovery after a power failure
  • Automatic ramping or switching between temperatures
  • Temperature / CO2 data logging
  • DeviceCom3™ software included for bidirectional communication / control with a computer.


Q: What is the difference between a UniBator™ and a Hexabator™?
A: The Unibator™ is a CO2 heating/cooling incubator with the unique feature of rapid cooling, which eliminates the need to transfer samples from the incubator to a refrigerator, thereby reducing labor and the risk of contamination. The Unibator is designed for tube, dish, bottle, and muti-well plate based experiments in a single chamber. The DT2-UNI-3 is the current version of the Unibator, and it includes our temperature/CO2 control and data logging software for free. It can be packaged with the software pre-installed on a Mac or Windows computer (your choice), or you can use it on a computer that you already have.

The HexaBator™ has all the features of a Unibator, but includes six separate, independently programmable chambers. The chambers can be opened and closed individually and maintain different internal temperatures different experimental conditions and timing. The system is perfectly suited for multi-well assays for high-throughput screening. The HexaBator looks like a cabinet with 6 drawers and sits next to a chiller unit and a CO2-source unit. A MacBook is included with the HexaBator and sits on top of the cabinet. The computer displays the parameters of each chamber, and control is done exclusively via the user-friendly software than is always running on the computer. Logging and graphing data temperature and CO2 data is easy.

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