Atmospheric Control Unit

Enhanced cell-based assays

Microplate reader accessories Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU) from the front view

The Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU) for the CLARIOstar Plus , Omega series and NEPHELOstar Plus is the ideal solution for live cell-based applications, from standard cell growth to hypoxic assays or pH control. The ACU provides a complete solution to fully and independently regulated both O 2 and CO 2 gas levels within the microplate reader chamber. From standard proliferation to hypoxic or cytotoxicity assays, the ACU provides the optimal environment for any live cell assay.

In combination with temperature control , shaking options , and bottom reading detection , the ACU offers a versatile walk-away solution for long-term cell-based assays.

Unique gas ramping feature

As a unique feature within plate readers, the CLARIOstar Plus with ACU offers the capability to run O 2 and CO 2 gas ramps . For instance, the ACU can deprive O 2 and then rapidly re-oxygenate back to physiological conditions, keeping meanwhile steady CO 2 levels. This capability enhances live cell-based assays, as disease models such as ischemia / reperfusion can be reproduced in vitro in a microplate reader.

Microplate reader accessories Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU) from the front view

Features

  • O 2 control range: 0.1-20%
  • CO 2 control range: 0.1-20%
  • Gas ramping function (CLARIOstar Plus only)
  • Gas value trackability in MARS Data Analysis Software (CLARIOstar Plus only)
  • LCD touchscreen with intuitive user interface and gas concentration curve display
  • Up to 10 user-definable presets
  • Superior valve control for minimal gas consumption
  • Integrated gas pressure regulators and sensors with acoustic alarm
  • Altitude correction for accurate gas regulation

Applications

  • Proliferation assays and cell viability
  • Migration and invasion studies
  • Hypoxia
  • Ischemia / reperfusion (CLARIOstar Plus only)
  • Angiogenesis
  • Cell Cytotoxicity studies
  • Viral uptake

Compatible readers

  • BMG LABTECH microplate reader CLARIOstar Plus from the front view

    CLARIOstar Plus

  • BMG LABTECH microplate reader NEPHELOstar Plus from the front view

    NEPHELOstar Plus

  • BMG LABTECH microplate reader POLARstar Omega from the front view

    POLARstar Omega

  • BMG LABTECH microplate reader FLUOstar Omega from the front view

    FLUOstar Omega

  • BMG LABTECH microplate reader LUMIstar Omega from the front view

    LUMIstar Omega

  • BMG LABTECH microplate reader SPECTROstar Omega from the front view

    SPECTROstar Omega

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