Incubators, also called carbon dioxide (CO2) incubators, are key equipment for biological and medical laboratories. They enable the necessary environmental control and isolate cell cultures from external conditions and contamination. Control focuses on three major factors:
- Relative Humidity
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
This paper compares the two main technologies for measuring CO2 — infrared (IR) and thermal conductivity and examines which technology might be best for a given laboratory.