BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator

<<Prev Next>>
BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator

Complete workflow automation, sample prep to detection

Temperature, CO<sub>2</sub>/O<sub>2</sub> control; humidity monitoring

Temperature, CO2/O2 control; humidity monitoring

Compact for biosafety cabinet use

Compact for biosafety cabinet use

BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator links BioTek readers or imagers together with washers and dispensers for full workflow automation of up to 8 microplates. Real time control and continuous temperature, CO2/O2 and humidity level monitoring, along with lid handling ensure an ideal environment for cell cultures during all experiment stages, with minimal manual intervention. BioSpa's software, which features customizable text or email notifications and alerts, also relieves the need for onsite monitoring. The software's session timelines and environmental reports allow quick scrutiny of the process and system status. BioSpa 8 automates assay workflows by repeated manipulation and storage of microplates containing live cells or temperature sensitive reagents. Link one washer or dispenser, one plate reader or imager, or one of each for start-to-finish workflow automation. BioSpa 8 is ideal for efficient automation of short or long-term cell based and other temperature, gas and humidity sensitive processes.

See a Video Demonstration

Typical applications for BioSpa 8 integrated systems include:

  • Automated live cell assays: wash, dispense, image
  • ELISA automation: wash, dispense, read 
  • Multiple assays: For example, run cell maintenance and live cell imaging assays in parallel
  • Automated kinetic measurements on multiple microplates in parallel

BioSpa 8
BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator with EL406 Washer Dispenser and Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Reader

  • Full unattended workflow automation integrating sample prep with detection/imaging for up to 8 plates
  • Real time temperature and CO2/O2 control and monitoring, with humidity monitoring alleviates common problems associated with assay failure
  • Continuous recording of environment conditions and customized notifications allow detailed assay monitoring and analysis
  • Compact system integration fits in biosafety cabinet, providing the ultimate cell assay protection
  • Uncomplicated software and simple integration for rapid implementation with a short learning curve
  • Easy access for cleaning, plus HEPA filtration and lid handling station
  • Fully automated processing for up to 2 weeks for long term live cell assays
  • Handles low and high density microplates, cell culture and Petri dishes and T25 flasks
-	Handles low and high density microplates, cell culture and Petri dishes and T25

Automated incubator with 8-plate capacity, incubation to 45 °C, with control and monitoring. Includes BioSpa software and one alignment kit.

Automated incubator with 8-plate capacity, incubation to 45 °C and CO2/O2 control and monitoring, water pan and humidity monitoring. Includes BioSpa software and one alignment kit.

BioSpa 8 can integrate to one washer or dispenser, one imager or reader, or to two instruments for complete, unattended workflow automation.


Microplate types 6- to 1536-well standard height microplates, with or without lids.
Plate height range: 7.6 mm to 25.4 mm
Other labware supported Cell culture dishes (60 mm and 35 mm), T25 flasks
Lidded plate handling Robotic arm moves plate to and from BioSpa 8 and connected instrument; handles de-lidding and re-lidding plates.
Microplate capacity Up to 8 microplates (or other labware)
Air filter User-replaceable HEPA filter
Compatible instruments Cytation 5, Cytation 3, Synergy Neo2, Synergy H1, Epoch 2, EL406, 405 TS, 405 LS, MultiFlo FX, MultiFlo
Interfacing capacity 1 or 2 devices: Reader/imager only, washer/dispenser only, or both
Software BioSpa Automated Incubator Software:

Provides programming interface for BioTek detection and liquid handling devices
Allows user notification (text or email) of events and/or errors in the system
Provides control, monitoring and logging of:
  • CO2/O2
  • incubator temperature
Provides humidity level monitoring and logging
Allows long-term uninterrupted runs up to 2 weeks
CO2 and O2 control (option) Range: 0 - 20% (CO2); 1 - 19% (O2)
Control Resolution: +0.1% (CO2 and O2)
Stability: +0.2% at 5% CO2; +0.2% at 1% O2
Temperature Control Range: to 45 °C
Control resolution: 0.1 °C
Uniformity + 0.5 °C at 37 °C
Humidity (option) rH: 80 to 95% (lidded plates and 5% CO2)
Source: Removable water pan
Water level sensor: Low water level alert
Recommended Computer System Requirements
  • Intel Pentium P4 processor or compatible/ 1.33 GHz
  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 Professional Editions  
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Designed for XGA Resolution 1080 x 860
  • 10 GB of available Hard Drive space
  • Keyboard and mouse; USB ports
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer v 9.0 or higher (for online Help)
  • LHC™ v 2.19 or higher for washer or dispenser integration
  • Gen5 2.09 or higher for reader or imager integration
Physical Characteristics
Weight < 85 lbs (39 kg) (without shipping components and an empty water pan)
Dimensions With standard base pan extension: 29.5" L x 22" W x 19"H (75 cm x 55 cm x 48 cm)
With fluidics base pan extension: 39" L x 22" W x 19" H (99 cm x 55 cm x 48 cm)
Regulatory CE and TUV marked, RoHS compliant.

Specifications are subject to change. Performance values represent the average observed factory test values.


BioSpa 8 Integration Kits

1410008 Alignment kit for Synergy Neo2 and Cytation 3/5
1410009 Alignment kit for Epoch 2
1410010 Alignment kit for Synergy H1
1410011 Alignment kit and instrument base for all liquid handlers (1) accessory has picture
1410012 Cover accessory for reader- and imager-only integration accessory has picture

Bottles & Tubing

02124 Replacement bottle for condensation purge port


02126 Replacement HEPA filter
48146 Filter for vacuum line or air inlet
1410013 Set of 8 replacement carriers accessory has picture

Request Pricing ▶