The Cytomat® 10 is an automated incubator and storage module for high-capacity cell growth and assay incubation. It offers environmental control and can be integrated with existing automated assay hardware. A thermal disinfection method can get rid of germs and spore suspensions in areas that are difficult to reach. The Cytomat 10 also incorporates humidity control via an external water reservoir, which can reduce the risk of contamination from an internal source and the need for repetitive incubator access. It also incorporates an LCD monitor for incubation parameters and full text read-out messaging to inform the user of temperature, humidity, and gaseous atmosphere level changes.