Optimising cell culture productivity with the MCO-170AIC/MCO-230AIC

We understand that creating successful cell cultures requires a CO2 incubator that offers the highest levels of precision, security and ease of use. Our latest CO2 incubator  series with Panasonic’s innovative technologies offer outstanding quality in performance, maximise cell culture productivity and provide optimum results and reproducibility.


Providing a precisely controlled environment for sensitive cell cultures

Delivering long-term performance, optimal cell viability and successful experiments, each Panasonic incubator provides precise control of CO2 concentration and temperature, while remaining easy to operate and maintain. The new CO2 incubators support a reliable, stable cell culture environment across all shelf positions, meaning each and every cell is safely maintained under ideal conditions.

Optimum protection for your cell cultures

We know how valuable your cultures can be. Our advanced contamination control systems are designed to prevent the loss of your irreplaceable cell cultures with continuous background contamination control, all supported by a new security syst





Increasing work efficiency

We have designed our incubators with ease of use and efficiency in mind. By delivering a user friendly cell culture incubator with rapid systems and processes, Panasonic can help make your work as simple as possible.


NEW Full colour LCD touch screen

The user friendly full colour LCD touch screen provides clear information of incubator status with easy access to controller functions for fast, convenient set-up. 



USB port

Optimise cell culture protocols and adhere to standard operating procedures by conveniently transferring data to a USB memory stick to pass on to a PC. Logged parameters include chamber temperature, CO2 level, door open status and alarms.



Integrated shelf supports

Save valuable time and reduce the risk of contamination with an easy to clean incubator interior featuring fully rounded corners and integrated shelf supports.



Rapid sterilisation cycle

Panasonic’s H2O2 vapour sterilisation cycle reduces downtime to less than 3 hours for complete, validatable decontamination for increased productivity.


And more....   

DHA Direct heat and air jacket system
Provides high precision temperature control for advanced uniformity and rapid recovery after door opening.

PID Control of CO2 and temperature
Precise control guarantees exceptional performance and optimum results.

Dual IR CO2 sensor
Minimises the effect of temperature and humidity changes during and after door openings for outstanding CO2 control and fast recovery.


InCu saFe® copper-enriched stainless steel interior
Protects cell cultures by eliminating surface contamination sources and mitigating the effect of airborne contaminants.

Optional Safe Cell UV® with NEW increased UV lamp life
Sterilises airborne and water pan contamination with 2.5 times longer lamp life.1

> NEW Optional electric door lock
Provide enhanced security for your cultures and their conditions with an optional automatic electric door lock with password.

> NEW  MCO-230AIC: Multiple registered users can have access with their individual ID and password, ensuring that valuable cell lines are only accessed by authorized persons.

More space for more cultures

In a laboratory environment it is important to make the most of all the space available. With new integrated shelf supports, the Panasonic CO2 incubators provide space for up to 25% more culture vessels1.


The new CO2 incubators series are each available in three models:

165 litre

230 litre




The MCO-170AIC and MCO-230AIC series are certified as a Class IIa Medical Device (93/42/EEC and 2007/47/EC) for medical purposes of culturing cells, tissues, organs and embryos.

1) compared to the previous Panasonic MCO-19AIC and MCO-20AIC CO2 incubators