Medical Diagnostics

Thermoelectric coolers boost reliability

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.

PowerCycling PCX thermoelectric coolers for PCR tests

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.

Semi-Therm Presentation

Plan to attend the 38th Annual SEMI-THERM session: Evaluation of Cooling Capacity of Refrigeration System with Limited Charge of R-290, presented by Sang Muk Kwark, Staff Scientist at Laird Thermal Systems.

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Time: 9:10-10:10 AM

Duration: 1 hour

Track 4: Two-Phase Cooling - Session Chair: Felipe Valenzuela

Sang Muk Kwark, Laird Thermal Systems

Liquid Cooling Systems for Efficient Temperature Control of Medical Diagnostics

One critical element of today’s diagnostic equipment is its cooling system. The cooling system prevents overheating, which can cause equipment to malfunction. Additionally, cooling solutions help maintain thermal stability of lab instrumentation, which is necessary for high-quality results. Considering the importance of medical imaging and diagnostic tests to monitor and maintain patients’ health, the equipment and the lab must be thermally maintained to ensure equipment consistently meets stated performance expectations.


Modern Thermoelectrics Designed for Point of Care Testing (POCT)

Point of Care Testing enables accurate, real-time diagnostic test results within an hour. PCR point of care testing requires sophisticated thermal cycling that can withstand rapid temperature changes. The PowerCycling PCX Series features next generation material and a robust module construction to speed up PCR testing and provide long-life operation.

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Modern Thermoelectrics Designed for Point of Care Testing (POCT)


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.

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Thermal Management for Medical Applications

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.

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