AC-tive ICSI

Ac-tive ICSI Workstation

Ac-tive ICSI is a totally closed controlled oxygen culture system providing precise ‘in vivo’ conditions within which the ICSI process can be performed under true physiological conditions.
Integrated box to incorporate a variety of inverted microscopes and ICSI rigs.
The ultimate No Compromise Solution.
Available as stand alone ICSI enclosure.

AC-TIVE IVF embryo incubator AC-TIVE IVF embryo incubator

Features and Benefits

Stress-Free Embryology

Allows Embryologists to work under "In vivo" conditions with stable O2, CO2, temperature and humidity – ICSI in ‘Womb like’ conditions is now possible.

Direct-Hand Access into both Chambers

Direct hand entry via our Ezee Sleeve TM cuff and sleeve system provides better access to pipettes, dishes, micromanipulators and imaging system controls.

Microscope and ICSI Ready

SCI-tive Plus can be made ready to accept your choice of inverted microscope with active and passive anti-vibration platforms.

Compliance with EU TCD (2004/23/EU)

VOC and HEPA filtration create a biologically safe working environment. AC-TIVE IVF embryo incubator


External Dimensions
  • Height (Excluding Stand): 1195 mm
  • Width: 1530 mm
  • Depth: 993 mm
Internal Dimensions
  • Height: 798 mm
  • Width: 1024 mm
  • Depth: 790 mm
Interlock Dimension
  • Height: 210 mm
  • Width: 270 mm
  • Depth: 200 mm
Atmosphere Control
  • Temperature: Ambient + 5°C - 45°C
  • Humidity Control: Ambient - 85%
  • O2 0.0% - 20.9% in 0.1% increments
  • CO2 0.1% - 30.0% in 0.1% increments
  • Integrated HEPA filtration system (both chambers)
  • Activated Carbon filtration system
  • Temperature: Visual and Audible
  • Humidity: Visual
  • Gas Low Pressure: Visual and Audible
Gas Supply
  • Physoxia (0.1% to 23.0% O2): N2, CO2, Compressed Air. (Use 25% O2 instead of compressed air, if working between 18.0% to 23.0% O2)
Microscopes/Imaging systems
  • Please ask about which stereo and inverted microscopes can be integrated into the Ac-tive ICSI system
AC-TIVE IVF embryo incubator

Standard Features

Removable front cover with:

    • Double glove ports allowing Direct-hand access using Ezee Plug™ / Ezee Sleeve™ system.
    • Single cable gland
    • Vacuum line port allows the attachment of a vacuum line to remove waste media from plates and dishes.
    • Three electrical power sockets

      Touchscreen Atmosphere Control
      • O2 control from 0.0% (anoxia) to 20.9% (ambient) in 0.1% increments (can reach 23.0% using separate 25% O2 cylinder).
      • CO2 control from 0.1% to 30.0% in 0.1% increments.
      • Temperature control from ambient +5˚ C to 45˚ C
      • Humidity control from ambient to 85% RH. USB communications port.
      • Minimum 30 days continuous storage of event log data via USB port. (time, temperature, O2%, CO2%, humidity RH%)
      • One touch calibration (O2).
      • On-screen fault assistance
      • Interlock temperature control
      • Interlock O2 control from 0-10% O2
Optional Accessories
  • Rear mounted monitor to connect to digital camera.
  • Ocular mounting through front cover (please specify microscopes at time of ordering).
  • Gas sample port - enables O2 or CO2 meters to be connected, so samples of the workstation atmosphere can be checked.
  • External active vibration isolation platform (Halcyon) to minimize vibration entering workstation.
  • Adjustable incubation tray - keeps micro-titre plates, flasks or dishes absolutely level.
  • Gas level verification meter (e.g. Geotech 100) - monitors CO2 and O2 inside workstations, works under high humidity.
  • Cleaning kit containing Aquaguard™ and a wide variety of reagents for internal and external surfaces.
  • Enhanced Containment Package to reduce any workstation and specimen contaminants exhausting into the laboratory, includes:-
      Three square panel exhaust HEPA air filters: One filter fits over the primary over- pressure exhaust valve, another over the secondary over-pressure system and a third over the interlock purge valve
      Two Hypalon-gloved sleeves replace the Ezee Plug™ / Ezee Sleeve™ gloveless system.
AC-TIVE IVF embryo incubator


Start of the Day
Loading interlock from the outside
Entering via right hand and centre Glove Ports
Bringing in Plates and Pipettes from interlock
Withdrawing Hands from Glove Ports
Using Juli inside
Putting Sleeves back and closing Glove Port
Changing O2 and CO2 values on Gas Mixer
AC-TIVE IVF embryo incubator

AC-tive® IVF is a highly advanced incubator that has evolved as a result of years of specialised technical expertise gathered in high level Cell Biology research. AC-tive® incubators remove embryo stress, improve embryo implantation rates, improve egg quality and studies demonstrate up to 30% increase in clinical pregnancy rates. No other incubation system affords such stability during the process of oocyte and embryo examination.

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