Torrey Pines Scientific Introduces EchoTherm Chilling/Heating Dry Bath
Torrey Pines Scientific introduces the EchoTherm Model IC50 Peltier driven Chilling/Heating Dry Bath with exact sample temperature control. The unit is supplied with a temperature probe to insert directly into the sample or into the sample block. A sensor in the heater plate also allows the user to set the plate temperature and use the probe to monitor the sample temperature.
The Model IC50 displays and controls temperature to ±0.1°C. It can freeze, chill or heat samples from -10.0°C to 110.0°C in assay plates, centrifuge tubes of all sizes, vials, test tubes and other sample containers. It is particularly well suited to the molecular biology lab for doing hybridizations, sample prep for PCR, ligations, enzyme reactions and deactivations, according to the company.
The Model IC50 has a countdown timer, surface hot indicator lamp, data logger and RS232 I/O port to control the unit by computer or to record data. The compact unit measures 6.5" (165 mm) wide by 8.75" (222 mm) deep by 3.5" (89 mm) tall. It comes with a 100 watt chiller/heater module, universal power supply, AC line cord and instructions. More than 30 standard sample blocks can be ordered as accessories. Special blocks can also be made for any container, according to the company.
The EchoTherm Model IC50 is UL, CSA and CE compliant.