Modern laboratory equipment requires precise cooling to protect electronics or to control processes where temperature matters. Laird Thermal Systems’ Nextreme™ Performance Chiller Series offers reliable, precise, and versatile temperature control solutions for laboratory equipment – all while lowering energy consumption by up to 50% compared to conventional compressor-based systems. High quality components, including variable speed motors for the compressor and condensing fan, provides lower noise operation and a higher coefficient of performance compared to competing models.
PowerCycling PCX Series thermoelectric coolers provide high reliability for demanding thermal cycling applications. Product series is designed to handle hundreds of thousands of thermal cycles, providing improved performance and long-life operation in testing applications. Products offer a robust construction with a flexible thermally conductive ‘soft layer’ to reduce mechanical stresses in thermal cycling applications. Devices extend the mean time between failure (MTBF) of point of care equipment, lowering the total cost of ownership.
Point-of-care testing allows medical staff to accurately achieve real-time diagnostic results within an hour, rather than days. PCR-based point of care testing is considered the gold standard for diagnosing COVID-19 because it provides the fastest and most accurate test results. Portable point of care testing (POCT) equipment requires a sophisticated thermal management solution that can withstand mechanical stresses induced by rapid temperature changes.
Recirculating Chillers Designed for Today’s Green Labs
Today’s chillers are vastly different from their predecessors, offering precise temperature control for laboratory and analytical equipment while delivering energy, size and noise reduction, and environmental impact savings. This versatility allows lab managers to reduce upfront equipment costs and long-term maintenance costs, while increasing lab space and being environmentally compliant.
Point of care testing (POCT) aims to bring medical care conveniently and immediately to the patient. The sophistication of medical and laboratory testing devices now enables accurate, real-time diagnostic test results within an hour, rather than days. POCT is addressing the importance for doctors and patients to rapidly receive test results to not only improve patient care, but also improve public health. The recent global COVID-19 pandemic has shown that rapid testing is vital to effectively manage the spread of a virus.
Real-Time PCR requires a high number thermal cycles to replicate DNA. PCR Thermocyclers utilize thermoelectric coolers to precisly manage set point temperatures and ramp rates. Mechanical stresses that occur during heating and cooling cycles quickly degrades standard thermoelectric coolers.
Laird Thermal Systems offers a broad range of thermal management solutions for the medical industry to address bulk heat removal of x-ray imaging systems, precise temperature control of detectors and refrigeration of medical diagnostic chambers.
This brochure provides an overview of applications and products suitable for this market.
Point of care testing allows medical staff to perform real-time testing in the doctor’s office or at home. This contrasts with traditional medical laboratory testing that needs to be shipped out to a central testing center and take days to get results. Bringing testing and diagnosing closer to the patient is all an effort to improve healthcare.
Temperature stability within the point of care testing device is the key to achieve reliable results. Because conductivity varies when blood temperature changes, blood sample’s temperature must be accurately controlled.
Radiation therapy (RT) is the use of ionized radiation to safely and effectively treat cancer by controlling and eliminating malignant tumors. Radiation damages the DNA in malignant tissue, which prevents the cell’s ability to repair itself or reproduce.