Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS) is helping to solve a challenge with laboratory incubator applications. Incubators are typically used to grow bacteria and micro-organisms, and to culture cells and tissues for research and clinical purposes. The incubator's job is to help mimic a cell's natural environment and provide stable conditions for safe, reliable study. Incubators typically only measure up to around 5% CO2 concentration levels, but some researchers need to have concentrations of up to 20% CO2 or higher. The company’s CO2 sensors are being used to monitor and control the incubator atmosphere as they can measure concentrations up 100%.
The sensors are manufactured in-house using proprietary mid-infrared LEDs as the core technology. Because the sensors use LED technology, they generate minimal heat when taking measurements. This has the added benefit of not altering the environment inside the incubator, which could potentially affect the research or experiment being carried out.
The ExplorIR range of sensors are available in three measurement ranges of 0-5%, 0-20% and 0-100% to ensure an optimal fit with the environment being measured. Specifically, the ExplorIR-W sensor operates at a temperature range of 0º to 50º C, but is also available with extended temperature range from -25°C to 55°C to suit diverse applications. The sensor is easy to set up with a UART interface over 4 pins. A technical datasheet with drawings is available on the GSS website. For more details, visit Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS), call +44 1236 781900, and/or email for [email protected]