The UVP Incubator provides precise temperature control and uniformity for the incubation of biological assays, fungal, bacterial cultures, eggs and other samples up to 68 °C. The instrument is equipped with built-in overhead shortwave 254nm UV tubes for sterilization of the incubation chamber between experiments. By utilizing the germicidal properties of UV light eliminating viable fungi, bacteria and yeast cross contamination between experiments is prevented. For protection of the personnel the incubator door blocks UV light and will not allow UV radiation to pass through. The germicidal lamp will shut off if the door is opened. There is no risk of damage to unprotected eyes and skin by the powerful source of UV radiation. For safety the UVP Incubator provides an automated process for the decontamination by high-intensive shortwave UV light. Furthermore the interior of the instrument is made of stainless steel and easy to clean by non-abrasive mild detergents. The instrument is delivered with two shelves made of stainless steel that can be adjusted at three different positions. This flexibility can be used for simultaneously incubation of various samples of different heights.