Thermoelectric coolers offer precise thermal management for biological reagents

29-10-2019 | Laird | Subs & Systems

In reagent storage systems, thermoelectric coolers provide a more efficient, cost-effective and reliable thermal control method compared to other thermal technologies. Thermoelectric coolers, like the CP Series, from Laird Thermal Systems, offer active cooling below ambient temperatures to increase the life of reagents, keep replacement expenses down, and assure laboratory and medical tests are accurate and reliable.

This series of thermoelectric cooler is designed for precise thermal control, maintaining reagents at their optimal storage and testing temperatures.

Created for higher current and larger heat-pumping applications, the series provides a cooling capacity of up to 125W in a compact form factor. Offering solid-state construction with no moving parts, the cooler provides low power, high-reliability operation with no noise – all in a small footprint. The solid-state operation also provides design and integration flexibility, as the device can be mounted in any orientation. The series thermoelectric cooler is typically mounted near the reagent storage chamber to closely regulate chamber temperature.

"Temperature fluctuations can affect the life of a reagent, as they may only last a couple of hours at room temperature, and this can influence the final test result. The CP Series thermoelectric cooler optimises reagent cooling system performance, delivering environmentally friendly and precise thermal management compared to compressor-based systems," said Andrew Dereka, product director at Laird Thermal Systems.

By Natasha Shek