Whitley H55 Hypoxystation

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Whitley H55 Hypoxystation

Hypoxystation with two airlocks, ideal for two people working side by side

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The Whitley H55, like our other Hypoxystations, provides the facility to mimic in vivo conditions, providing a continuous cell culture environment that eliminates cellular stress linked to variations in temperature, pH levels and oxidation, yielding better cell lines. This workstation has two airlocks and allows you to control O2 in 0.1% increments up to 20%; CO2 in 0.1% increments up to 15%; and relative humidity up to 80%. This provides flexibility in your research and confidence in your results.

The H55 has four oval, sleeved portholes and two airlocks (one on the left and one on the right). Two people can easily work side-by-side in this chamber, in the same environmental conditions.

A HEPA filtered version of the H55 is also available to provide levels of atmospheric cleanliness inside the workstation that exceed the requirements of ISO 14644 Class 3. All the atmosphere inside the chamber passes through the filter hundreds of times an hour, which ensure the chamber environment is cleaned quickly. The Enhanced Biological Containment System can also be specified. This option provides additional safeguards in reducing the possibility of bacteria contained inside workstations being released via the main chamber exhaust valve and the airlock exhaust valve.

If you need to aspirate biological liquid waste from inside the chamber, order with a Vacuum Take-off Port and the Whitley AsPROvac for the perfect package.

Options include:

  • Single plate entry system
  • Data logging and oxygen profiling capability
  • Internal electrical sockets

Applications for this instrument include cancer research, stem cell research, cardiovascular research, as well as many other types of cell and tissue culture work.

Equilibrate your media

Although the Hypoxystation allows tight control of the conditions under which cells are cultured, cells may still be unintentionally exposed to excess oxygen during media changes if the fresh media has not previously been equilibrated with the incubation atmosphere. With the Whitley Media Conditioner (UK Patent No. GB2579704)  you can equilibrate your liquid media rapidly and ensure even greater accuracy in your research. 

  • Has a capacity of 600 litres.
  • Removable front as standard on the right-hand half of the unit to facilitate the transfer of bulk samples or larger pieces of equipment for use inside the workstation.
  • The two rapid airlocks can each accommodate up to 4 x 96-well plates or 84 x T25s. The enable items to be withdrawn at either end of the workstation offering maximum flexibility and improving the workflow in your laboratory. Both airlocks can be operated at the same time and take only 60 seconds.
  • Colour, touchscreen control panel for ease of use and for visual display of parameters such as O2 level, CO2 level, temperature, humidity and airlock cycle status.
  • Ethernet-enabled for remote access to touchscreen.
  • Comes complete with custom-designed trolley.
  • Fully integrated gas control avoids bulky add-on systems and reduces the need for additional bench space.
  • Automatic commissioning cycle to save you time and resources.

View Specification


Capacity (litres)
Airlock Capacity
Up to 44 x 96 well plates or 84 x T25s
Airlock Size (litres)
Porthole System
Gas Supplies
CO2 / Air / N2
Auto Sleeve Gassing
Internal Mains Sockets
Storage Tray
Inspection Lamp
Single Sample Entry
Data Logging
Airlock Cycle Time (seconds)
Extra Cable Glands
Automatic Dehumidifier
Removable Front
Trolley Available
Vacuum Take Off
O2 Profiling
Temperature Range
5°C above ambient to 45°C
Touchscreen Control
Remote Access
Dimensions (W/D/H mm)
2510 / 720 / 710
Weight (lbs/kgs)
438 / 200
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