ROCKLAND, Mass., Sept. 19, 2011 — The WSKM incubation system from Prior Scientific Inc. provides a compact, long-term stable environment for live-cell imaging. Specifically designed to work in conjunction with the company’s ProScan H117 flattop stages, the system positions the sample in the proper focus position to provide maximum microscope functionality. The chamber unit is set up to handle various types of microtiter/well plates from six up to 96 wells. Other applicable dishes, including 35-, 50- and 60-mm petri dishes, chamber slides and chambered cover glass, can be used by purchasing adapter inserts. The incubation system comes in several variations. The base controller included with the WP1154 INUBTFP-WSKM provides for control of temperature only. The WP1155 INUBTFPWSKM-F1 system includes control for temperature and premixed gas, providing a constant temperature and CO2-enriched environment that extends the life of the growth medium during prolonged experiments. If Hypoxic studies are required, the WP1156 INUBTFP-WSKM-GM2000A system allows for the use of 100% CO2. By heating from the top and not the bottom of the well plate, the WSKM allows the researcher closer access to the bottom of the well plate and enables the use of higher-numerical-aperture, shorter-working-distance objectives. Focus stability is maintained with the objective warmer, which is included with every system. Real-time sample temperature feedback maintains stable temperature throughout the experiment. Feedback sensors supplied can be autoclaved between experiments.