It’s very frustrating when eggs develop but fail to hatch, often for no apparent reason. We estimate 25% of these could be due to bacterial contamination and the use of Biomaster antimicrobial additives in our plastics will help reduce this problem’ Ian Pearce, Managing Director.

Incubators create ideal conditions for the growth of microbes and bacteria which can in turn be harmful to incubating eggs and can be the cause of embryonic death.

To reduce this risk Brinsea® corporate Biomaster antimicrobial additive into our incubator cabinets* during manufacture. Biomaster technology is embedded within the plastic itself inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria helping to provide the optimum environment for hatching.  Biomaster technology is proven effective against harmful bacteria and is effective 24/7 for the lifetime of the product.Antimicrobial Plastic

Proven to quickly reduce bacterial growth by up to 99.99% Biomaster Protection is an effective means of reducing the risk of cross infection from MRSA, E.coli, Campylobacter, Legionella, Salmonella and many other harmful species of bacteria. Biomaster provides an added level of protection for your eggs during incubation. From January 2013 Biomaster has been utilized as widely as technically as possible within our products - providing you with additional confidence in your hatch.

Benefits of Biomaster:
  • Protects hatches from microbial transfer by cross contamination Antimicrobial product logo
  • Biomaster contains proven silver technology used in medical applications
  • Uses silver technology which is recognized as safe for eggs, chicks and humans
  • 99.9% effective against bacteria and microbes
  • Odorless
  • Effective for the life of the product
  • Helps to prevent/reduce unpleasant odors

Biomaster has been applied to the following products*:

  • Mini and Mini II Eco, Advance and EX incubators
  • Maxi II Eco, Avance and EX incubators
  • Octagon® 20 and 40 Eco, Advance and EX incubators
  • Ovation 28 and 56 Eco, Advance and EX incubators
  • EcoGlow 20 and EcoGlow 50 brooders
  • OvaView and OvaScope egg candlers
  • TLC-30, 40 and 50 Eco and Advance Brooders/Intensive Care Units 

*Please note: Parts treated with Biomaster are all the opaque incubator and brooder moldings as these are the most likely areas where cross contamination might occur.

Incubators and other products made with Biomaster still need cleaning thoroughly as the effect of Biomaster is at the plastic surface only.

Our products incorporating Biomaster Protection have been tested to ISO 22196:2011 standards to prove its antimicrobial efficacy.