Patented SafeCell UV® lamp
The SafeCell UV® lamp in Panasonic incubators plays a pivotal role in continuous decontamination. The figure below shows the summary of four tests on separate strains of mycoplasma using Panasonic incubators. It can be seen that the lamp in the UV range has a much greater decontamination effect on these bacteria than decontamination lamps emitting at visible wavelengths.
To ensure the elimination of any airborne contaminants that may enter the chamber, the isolated narrow-bandwidth, ozone-free UV light (located at the base of the chamber) automatically switches on for a specified period after each incubator door opening. Water-borne organisms in the humidity water reservoir are eradicated in the same way, ensuring the security of any active cell cultures.