Making “Time-lapse” Affordable & Easy

Incubator Built
With Integrated Cell Culture Monitoring System

As a pioneer of time-lapse incubation systems (since 2005), ASTEC proudly introduces the all new cell monitoring system for embryo culture known as the “CCM-iBIS”. Utilizing a robust built-in gas mixing system, we have successfully reduced the gas consumption and made our unit to be the most cost-effective time-lapse unit available in the market today.

Good things come in small packages!

As a leading manufacturer of IVF/Research laboratory equipment, we value our customer’s opinion and constantly strive to meet their demands; therefore we have invested a considerable amount of time and resources to make our units more compact, robust and user friendly. The CCM-iBIS is smaller, smarter and spectacularly more stable than its competitors by a milestone!

The upper Lids have been skillfully built with grade A Japanese Steel, curved to perfection, which allows extra room & flexibility to the user, while opening and closing the chambers. (The Red LED Light Source is built & engineered securely into the lid.)

Nine small incubation chambers completely separated, securely incubate the embryos without disturbing one another. Each chamber is designed to hold one dish firmly in place, for maximum stability and steadiness during the entire process.

The CCM-iBIS uses the EmbryoGrid. It is designed to be optimized for the better results that is contributed with the group culturing of embryos as well as the use for Time-Lapse.

The EmbryoGrid is commercially available with affordable price from Astec. Please contact your local Astec representatives for more information.

Gas sampling port, conveniently located in the front of the unit for easy access & hassle free testing.

Advanced yet, Simple!

Experience our Time-Lapse
Imaging Software, the all new


We are proud to introduce the all new Phototune (7 years of evolution) that is now the most flexible and easy to use Time Lapse Imaging software developed in its class.
The Phototune allows the user to Create, Edit & Alter every single shot taken by the CCM-iBIS, and produce a movie based on the user’s choice of Lighting, Exposure & Subtitles. This is unquestionably, the most user-friendly time-lapse software released by far and has taken the time-lapse imaging possibilities to a whole new level.

Time lapse movie



Main body External dimensions (W)382mm x (D)590mm x (H)219mm* (Projections excluded)
Number of settable dishes 9 (25-Well EmbryoGrid)
Inside-chamber dimensions 62 mm (W) x 65 mm (D) x 17 mm (H) Capacity: Approx.
69 ml
Humidification method Non humidification
Power supply 110V-120 VAC 50/60Hz 3A or 220-240 VAC 50/60Hz
1.5A (Voltage fluctuation : within ±10%)
Weight of the main body Approx. 30kg
Temperature control method Digital PID method, independent control of each incubation chamber
Operational temperature range 24ºC to 28ºC
Temperature control range 36ºC to 39ºC
Temperature fluctuation range ±0.1ºC (Room temperature: 26ºC)
Temperature distribution ±0.1ºC (Room temperature: 26ºC)
Main heater Silicon rubber heater
CO2 sensor Infrared CO2 sensor
CO2 control method Duty control
CO2 control range 0 to 20.0%
CO2 fluctuation range ±0.1%
O2 sensor Ceramic O2 sensor
O2 control method Duty control
O2 control range 2.0 to 18.0%
O2 fluctuation range ±0.5%
XY stage Shift range ±105 mm (x-axis), ±140 mm (y-axis)
Resolution 1μm/step
Maximum speed 40mm/sec
Repetitive-positioning accuracy Within ±0.5 μm
z stage Shift range ±5mm
Resolution 1 μm/step (Half)
Maximum speed 10mm/sec
Repetitive-positioning accuracy Within ±0.2 μm
Optical system Camera 1.3-million pixel CCD camera, 4.86 mm x 3.62 mm imaging size
Objective lens Lens (10 x) for biological microscopes
Light source for illumination Red LED (Peak wavelength: 623 nm)
Image Image save format JPEG format
Image save method NAS (Mirroring function-equipped, 6TB x 2)
External output Analog output Temperature (9 incubation chambers), CO2 concentration, O2 concentration
Contact output Close when an alarm is generated; close when the power is turned Off


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