Incubator/Warm Rooms


Our incubator rooms offer reliable, efficient environmental controls for a variety of applications, including: microbiology, life science, drosophila-rearing, mosquito rearing, insect incubation, stock storage, biologic culture incubation and ALAAC, OLAW, USDA, NIH-compliant vivariums.


  • Temperature conditioning system can be serviced or relocated quickly, due to a pre-charged and self-contained design.
  • Available high temperature decontamination.
  • Heat provided to incubators through one of three ways: ambient heat, hot-gas bypass refrigeration, or electric heat.
  • Temperature ranges from 5° C to 60° C, 15° C to 37° C, 32° C to 60° C, etc.
  • Supplied with LED lights which emit significantly more light per unit of input energy than fluorescent bulbs. They also produce less radiant heat, and with less heat used, the cooling requirement for the controlled environment is diminished and the total energy used by an LED-equipped chamber is substantially reduced.
  • ADA compliance available with no additional cost to the customer.
  • Conditioning System Features: quick installation, extended reliability, efficient operation, precision control, simple servicing, low GWP, and low total cost of ownership.
  • Personnel emergency alarm: illuminated pull to reset push-button (inside room), control panel mounted visual and audible alarm. Includes glow in the dark label and a glow in the dark antimicrobial pull cord that can trigger alarm when pulled, a life saving feature for injured personnel lying on the floor.


Standard Features

  • 4-6” Polyurethane Insulated Panels
  • Embossed White Aluminum Interior Surface Finish
  • Embossed White Galvanized Steel Exterior Surface Finish
  • Exceptional Temperature And Humidity Uniformity
  • Temperature Control At Sensor / Set-Point: ±0.2° C
  • High / Low Alarms
  • Flexible Configurations
  • Complies With LEED Standards
  • Energy Efficient Offering-Lowered Maintenance Costs
  • Pre-tested, Pre-charged Refrigeration Systems
  • Non-proprietary Controls
  • Controls with Auto-tuning, Fuzzy Logic
  • CSA certified control panel (UL equivalent)

Optional Features

  • Humidity Control At Sensor: ±0.5%.
  • Added Dehumidification and/or Ultrasonic Humidification
  • Extended Temperature And Humidity Ranges
  • Stainless Steel / Special Surfaces
  • Ethernet / Remote Monitoring / Alarming
  • Corrosive Resistant Equipment
  • Added Redundancy in Controls and/or Conditioning
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Data Logging
  • Water-Cooled Or Air-Cooled Condensers
  • Custom Lighting Systems
  • High Density Shelving
  • Unlimited Door / View Window Sizing
  • Insulated Glass View ports
  • High Weight Capacity Flooring
  • Calibration / Validation / Maintenance Services
  • Touch Screen Control Interface
  • Electronic Door Lock with Data-Logged Access
  • High Temperature Decontamination
  • Antimicrobial Coating on door handle to reduce the spread of bacteria and pathogens.

The Darwin Advantage

All installed instrumentation is calibrated to NIST traceable standards and provided with a calibration form. In-house, factory calibrations are performed using state-of-the-art equipment with great accuracies. These reports are three-point verifications, traceable calibration documents.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Incubator/Warm Rooms

What Is an Incubator Room or Warm Room?

An incubator room, or warm room, is designed to maintain precise temperature control, typically for biological and environmental research. These rooms ensure stable environments ideal for tissue culture growth, bacterial culturing, and other temperature-sensitive scientific investigations. These facilities are integral to sectors like biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture.

What Types of Research Are Incubator/Warm Rooms Most Commonly Used For?

Incubator/warm rooms support a variety of research applications, making them versatile tools in several scientific fields:

  • Microbiology: Used for culturing and studying microorganisms under controlled conditions.
  • Plant Biology: Facilitates the germination, growth, and study of plants in a controlled environment.
  • Tissue Culture: Supports the growth of tissue cells under sterile conditions.
  • Entomology: Provides a controlled habitat for studying insects and their behavior.
  • Material Science: Used for testing material properties at consistent temperatures.

What Compliance Standards Do Darwin's Incubator/Warm Rooms Adhere to?

Darwin Chambers' incubator/warm rooms comply with various compliance standards including NIST traceable calibrations, ADA guidelines, ALAAC, OLAW, USDA, and NIH. These standards ensure high reliability and adherence to ethical and legal guidelines:

  • NIST: Ensures that instruments are calibrated to national standards.
  • ADA: Guarantees accessibility for all researchers.
  • AAALAC: Promotes humane treatment of animals in research.
  • OLAW: Oversees compliance with the Public Health Service's welfare policies.
  • USDA: Enforces animal welfare laws in research.
  • NIH: Mandates adherence to federal animal research regulations.

These comprehensive standards ensure the facility is suitable for a wide range of scientific and medical research activities while maintaining ethical considerations and operational capabilities.

How Do Darwin's Incubators/Warm Rooms Help Keep Energy Costs Down?

Darwin Chambers designs its incubator/warm rooms with energy efficiency as a core principle. These rooms feature advanced insulation materials that minimize thermal loss, leading to lower heating requirements. They are equipped with LED lighting, which consumes significantly less power compared to traditional lighting solutions. Furthermore, the use of programmable controls allows for precise temperature and humidity adjustments based on real-time needs, preventing energy wastage. These features not only reduce the operational costs but also contribute to a more sustainable usage of resources. This strategic approach ensures that energy expenditures are minimized while maintaining optimal research conditions.