I-GLOVE (view literature)
Incubator & Oxygen Glovebox
EXPANDED CONTROL RANGE
COMPATIBLE BIOSPHERIX SYSTEMS
Top view of I-Glove glovebox with open incubator inside. Left hinge on incubator door opens against rear wall. Workspace for technician between airlock on the left and incubator on the right is sufficient for most culture manipulations.
Top view of I-Glove for incubator with right hinge. Door opens against rear wall, but airlock is to the right of the technician and the incubator is to the left.
Top view of I-Glove for incubator with right hinge and door closed.
Top view of right hinge incubator inside I-Glove. Incubator door is open and a SubChamber (C-Chamber) sits inside incubator. SubChamber is opened as well, with tray fully extended into workspace. All sorts of SubChambers can be operated inside incubator inside I-Glove.
Top view of I-Glove glove box/incubator (with right hinge) and incubator door opened, and opened C-Chamber inside incubator with tray fully extended into workspace. An additional open C-Chamber or T-Chamber (transport chamber) is shown inside the airlock (pass through chamber) with its tray fully extended into opposite side of the workspace. Utilizing BioSpherix SubChamber Systems for growth and transport from remote locations the I-Glove configurations offer versatility and central processing capability for many applications.
When working in an I-Glove your cells are never exposed to sub-optimal conditions. Conditions in the workspace are maintained to match the conditions in your incubator. Random variations in O2/CO2/pH have a negative impact on cells, which can lead to inconsistent results. With the I-Glove you can culture and process your cells under uninterrupted optimal conditions eliminating the random fluctuations that cells typically see when processed in an open hood.
5% of the Genome is regulated by oxygen.
Clinical evidence is mounting regarding oxygen's role in gene expression. Differences in culture and processing conditions lead to inconsistent results.
In open labs with open hoods, cells and researchers share the critical workspace most of the time. The majority of contamination in labs is caused by humans and their bioburden. With a closed environment provided with the I-Glove the main source of contamination is removed.
I-Gloves protect the researchers
Cells are often purposely grown and processed to generate or test viruses and vectors. More worrisome is when cells are unknowingly infected with viruses or other transmissible agents. The I-Glove will limit exposure to possibly harmful viruses, vectors and prions where conventional open labs allow the technicians to breathe dangerous non-cellular biological entities.
Softside gloves are most comfortable and flexible. Iris ports are also an option instead of gloves.