Medical Diagnostics

Thermoelectric Cooler Assemblies for Reagent Storage

Submitted by maria on Wed, 07/15/2020 - 01:39



The shelf life of a reagent can be greatly affected by temperature instability. Proper storage conditions are critical, as tainted reagents will influence test results and can give invalid results. Laird Thermal Systems’ space-saving thermoelectric cooler assemblies deliver the temperature stability and condensation protection necessary for reagent storage equipment. Our SuperCool Series, PowerCool Series and Tunnel Series are all RoHS-compliant and are designed to meet these challenging temperature control requirements.
 



Refrigeration Systems for Reagent Storage

Introduction

Reagents are essential for laboratory and medical testing. Reagent materials are used to detect the presence or absence of a substance, or to test if a specific reaction occurs. Thermal control is vital to preserve reagent materials, which can degrade over time when stored at improper temperatures. When they are kept at room temperature, reagents may become contaminated by microbial growth, which affects test integrity. Reagents can also be negatively affected at low temperatures if they undergo multiple freeze-thaw cycles. 




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Thermoelectric Cooler Assemblies for Reagent Storage

Introduction

Maintaining a temperature well below ambient, and monitoring this temperature carefully, are critical to extending the shelf life of reagents used for in vitro diagnostics. Most reagents require refrigeration and would spoil within hours at room temperatures. Reagents can degrade and become contaminated by microbial growth, which can affect test integrity results. Reagents can also be negatively impacted if they undergo too many freeze and thaw cycles. 




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Thermoelectric Coolers for Reagent Storage

Introduction

Analytical chemists use reagents to detect the presence or absence of a substance, or to test if a specific reaction occurs. Laboratory and medical technicians use reagents to cause a chemical or biological reaction to measure or identify a target substance. Biotechnologists consider antibodies, model organisms, oligomers, and specific cell lines as reagents to identify and manipulate cell matter. These reagents, especially those used by the biotechnologist, have narrow operating temperature windows which require refrigeration or freezing.




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Laird Thermal Systems Thermoelectric Coolers Efficiently Preserve Medical Reagents


CP Series thermoelectric coolers offer precise thermal management for biological reagents used in laboratory and medical testing…

October 22, 2019 – In reagent storage systems, thermoelectric coolers offer a more efficient, cost-effective and reliable thermal control method compared to other thermal technologies. Thermoelectric coolers, like the CP Series, provide active cooling below ambient temperatures to extend the life of reagents, keep replacement costs down, and ensure laboratory and medical tests are accurate and reliable. 




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SLA-140-24-02 Liquid-to-Air

The SLA-140-24-02 Liquid-to-Air thermoelectric assembly is a high performance thermoelectric based liquid cooler. It is designed to temperature control small chambers used in medical diagnostics, lasers, imaging systems or sample storage compartments in analytical instrumentation. This unique, patent pending design offers a high performance hot side heat dissipation mechanism that convects heat more efficiently than conventional heat exchanger technologies.


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SAA-110-24-22 Air-to-Air

The SAA-110-24-22 Air-to-Air thermoelectric assembly is a high performance thermoelectric based air conditioner. It is designed to temperature control small chambers used in medical diagnostics or sample storage compartments in analytical instrumentation. This unique, patent pending design offers a high performance hot side heat dissipation mechanism that convects heat more efficiently than conventional heat exchanger technologies. The design utilizes custom thermoelectric modules to maximize cooling capacity and premium grade fans to reduce noise.


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SDA-130-24-02 Direct-to-Air

The SDA-130-24-02 Direct-to-Air thermoelectric assembly is a high performance thermoelectric based heat pump. It is designed to temperature control small chambers used in medical diagnostics or sample storage compartments in analytical instrumentation. This unique, patent pending design offers a high performance hot side heat dissipation mechanism that convects heat more efficiently than conventional heat exchanger technologies. The design utilizes custom thermoelectric modules to maximize cooling capacity and premium grade fans to reduce noise.


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