product design

BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator

Technical Details


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)
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 C10 (confocal and widefield), Cytation 7, Cytation 5, Cytation 1, Synergy Neo2, Synergy H1, Epoch 2, EL406, 405 TS, 405 LS, MultiFlo FX
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
    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.