Live cells require careful maintenance of their environment to grow and thrive, and Olympus offers a variety of microscope-based incubation systems to meet evolving research needs. Box-type incubation systems* enable time-lapse observations over a period of several days by enclosing a portion of the microscope within the incubator. Shorter time-lapse experiments can be completed with stage-top microscope CO2 incubation systems* that can be fitted to the stage and easily removed when not in use.
Both systems are precisely controlled to maintain a constant environment surrounding the dish or well plates, controlling temperature, humidity, and CO2 concentration. This maintains cell activity to significantly improve the reliability of time-lapse observation and provide better data.