Middlesex, October 2011: Planer, a leading manufacturer of controlled temperature products, has released a new case study which outlines a study Cancer Research UK carried out on their BT37 benchtop incubator. The case study describes how the Planer incubator produced a higher volume of fertilised mouse embryos than traditional CO2 incubators. The case study can be found online, at http://www.planer.com/docs/bt37/BT37CaseStudy.pdf.
The study, which aimed to compare the fertilisation rates of mouse embryos cultured using different incubators was carried out by Ian Rosewell of the London Research Institute. Ian comments on the results from the BT37 incubator: “Results look fantastic, really a sea of change over what we have grown used to, with fertilisation rates as high as 100%”.
The Planer BT37 incubator is primarily designed to grow and maintain cell cultures, particularly for IVF applications. The incubator keeps cells at an optimal temperature, humidity and gas content by maintaining a constant and clean environment for the embryo. The compact size of the Planer BT37 incubator allows it to be placed anywhere in the lab including flow cabinets and chambers. It also allows for the separation of patients by chamber; helping to increase security.
After the increase in fertilisation rates using the Planer BT37 incubator, Rosewell went on to order two of the products and is looking forward to seeing a rise in fertilisation rates in the future.