Raleigh, NC

Drosophila Incubator in Raleigh, NC

Drosophila incubator in Raleigh, NC. Fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) are popular among Raleigh, NC researchers the relative ease of studying them. That makes your Drosophila incubator an essential part of your work. A Drosophila incubator creates a controlled environment that imitates the fly's natural ecosystem. But, in order to be confident in your research, you can't settle for anything less than a top of the line Drosophila incubator. Darwin Chambers has been an industry leader in the controlled environment and insect research industry since 2003. Call us today at (314) 534-3111 or contact us through our website to discuss your Drosophila incubator needs in Raleigh, NC today.

Applications of the Drosophila Incubator

Fruit fly research is common in a wide variety of uses in Raleigh, NC. Some of the most common are:

  • Genetic Manipulation — Fruit flies have a relatively simple genome, making them a popular model organism for genetic research. Drosophila incubators provide a simulated habitat for the breeding and maintenance of genetically modified flies, allowing researchers to analyze the effects of specific genetic mutations on development, behavior, and disease.
  • Behavioral Studies — The Drosophila incubator is also necessary for behavioral studies in fruit flies. Researchers can control the light cycle to study circadian rhythms, sleep patterns, and mating behaviors. Additional climate conditions can also be evaluated, for instance the effect of temperature on aggression or the effect of humidity on mating.
  • Pharmaceutical Screening — Drosophila incubators are also helpful for the pharmaceutical industry. Researchers can use fruit flies to test chemical compounds and their effect on a variety of diseases. The controlled environment of the incubator ensures that the flies are healthy and consistent in their responses to the drugs being tested.
  • Aging Studies — The fact that fruit flies only live for 40-50 days makes them an ideal model organism for aging studies.
  • Neuroscience Research — Fruit flies have the ability to model human brain diseases. Drosophila incubators are used to replicate their native environment to study their learning and memory, circadian rhythms, and behavior.
  • Evolutionary Biology — Drosophila is a significant player in evolutionary biology research. Drosophila incubators provide a controlled environment for the breeding and maintenance of flies, allowing researchers to see how genetics change over generations.

Features of the Drosophila Incubator

When looking for a Drosophila incubator, there are several aspects of the machine you need to take into account to ensure you're getting the best unit for your research needs in Raleigh, NC. You should consider the range of quality of:

  • Temperature Control — Temperature control is paramount for fruit fly studies as it affects how long the fly lives, its growth rate, and mating. The incubator should be able to maintain a consistent temperature within a particular range.
  • Humidity Control — Drosophila incubators also provide humidity control to prevent the flies from drying out. Humidity control also affects the fly's growth and survival.
  • Light Control — Light control is necessary for managing the fly's circadian rhythm and carrying out photoperiod experiments. The incubator should be able to precisely hold how intense the light is and when it's on and off.
  • Capacity — The incubator's capacity should fit your needs and space. Consider the number of experimental replicates you'll need and where you'll need your incubator to be located.
  • Accessibility — The incubator should be easy to access whenever the need arises. Consider the ease of loading and unloading flies and the accessibility of the temperature and humidity controls.

At Darwin Chambers, we focus on building Drosophila incubators that consider all of your needs.

Why Choose Darwin Chambers For Your Raleigh, NC Drosophila Incubator

There are good reasons Darwin Chambers is trusted by many in Raleigh, NC in the design and manufacture of Drosophila incubators:

Quality

Quality is reflected in each phase of each project. The people who design, manufacture, install, and repair your room will be factory personnel, with extensive experience with what Raleigh, NC Drosophila researchers need to do their research. All of our controlled environment rooms and reach-in chambers meant for insects are ALAAC, OLAW, USDA, NIH-compliant.

Our Services

Beyond our complimentary customer support, we offer a range of services at additional cost to our Raleigh, NC clients. These include:

As we are located in the center of the country, our technicians are able to quickly reach Raleigh, NC and have experience upgrading and repairing many different systems.

Price

We believe our pricing for Drosophila incubators in Raleigh, NC that exceed performance expectations is truly reasonable. When you buy a Drosophila incubator you are not just paying for the room itself, but for a variety of services including installation, the burden it places on your electrical systems, productivity you may lose if the unit fails, and service costs. Our efficient units, expert technicians, and budget-friendly service plans add up to a lower cost than than our competitors. We also work with North Star Leasing to offer financing options, in case our clients would like it for tax benefits, or want to maintain working capital.

Who We Are

We are an independently owned that produces all of our products in the U.S.. We are affiliated with Energy Star and United Nations Global Compact to not only make great environmental chambers but support the environment as well.

Types of Drosophila Incubator Darwin Chambers Offers in Raleigh, NC

Our Raleigh, NC Reach-In Drosophila Incubators

We offer insect incubators, low temp insect incubators, and insect rearing chambers for Raleigh, NC scientists in the Drosophila field. Our reach-in chambers come in a range of sizes, from small benchtop units to larger, 3-door units. They all come with:

  • Epoxy coated coils to prevent corrosion from fruit flies
  • Secondary safety high temperature cut-off switch to protect Drosophila
  • 24-hour technical support throughout the lifetime of your chamber
  • Standard warranties
  • Extended warranties for labor and specific components
  • Quiet operation so you can have a more productive workspace
  • Stainless steel doors, walls, and panels for a more sanitized chamber or room
  • Antimicrobial handles to ensure the integrity of your research
  • Optional virtual touchscreens so data is easily logged, stored, and accessed
  • Non-proprietary, proven Fuji Electric controllers with autotuning, PID control, programmable alarms, offset capability and more (if you prefer another controller, we can install that too)
  • Impeccable uniformity of ±0.2°C and ±0.3%RH
  • Considerably lowered direct and indirect energy loads which will reduce your energy bills and allows for our insect incubators to be located in spaces unsuitable for other incubators
  • "Future proof" cooling systems that are set up to maintain compliancy with federal regulations in the refrigerant industry even as they evolve

Our Raleigh, NC Drosophila Controlled Environment Rooms

We also design and manufacture drosophila incubator rooms to Raleigh, NC researchers who require more space or more customization options. The rooms are custom-made to each Raleigh, NC clients specifications and needs. The benefits of our controlled environment rooms include:

  • 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

If time is a concern with your Drosophila incubator in Raleigh, NC, with our "Quick Ship" program, you can receive a pre-engineered model within 15 business days.

Other chambers and rooms we offer in Raleigh, NC include:

Drosophila Incubator in Raleigh, NC | Darwin Chambers

Drosophila incubators are a necessary instrument for Raleigh, NC scientists studying fruit flies. The manufacturer that makes it needs to be the best. At Darwin Chambers, we don't cut corners on quality because we know you can't cut corners in your line of work. If you're searching for a Drosophila incubator in Raleigh, NC, call Darwin today at (314) 534-3111 or contact us online.

IN011

IN011

The IN011 is a bench top insect rearing chamber designed to fit on 24” benchtops or stacked with optional racking.

IN03

IN03

The IN03 is an undercounter insect rearing chamber.

IN030

IN030

The IN030 is a single-door insect rearing chamber.

IN034

IN034

The IN034 is an extra wide single-door insect rearing chamber.

IN055

IN055

The IN055 is a 2-door insect rearing chamber.

IN084

IN084

The IN084 is a 3-door insect rearing chamber.

INR011

INR011

The INR011 is a bench top incubator designed to fit on 24” benchtops or stacked with optional racking.

INR030

INR030

The INR030 is a single-door incubator.

INR034

INR034

The INR034 is a single-door incubator providing extra cubic feet designed for maximum capacity while still allowing passage through most commercial …

INR055

INR055

The INR055 is a two-door incubator.

INR084

INR084

The INR084 is a three-door incubator.

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