Medical

Cooling Medical X-ray Imaging Equipment

Introduction

Designed to take pictures inside a patient’s body, medical X-ray imaging systems are a vital piece of detection equipment. Medical X-ray imaging equipment can be used to detect and diagnose a wide range of injuries or diseases. In X-ray-based imaging techniques, an X-ray beam is projected through a patient to a recording medium. The generation and projection of an X-ray beam is highly inefficient and produces a large amount of waste heat. The heat load can be as much as 5KW.




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Thermoelectric Cooler Assemblies for Reagent Storage

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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 Handheld Cosmetic Lasers

Introduction

Handheld lasers have become a standard device in cosmetic surgery and medical spa applications. Handheld cosmetic lasers offer a wide range cosmetic benefits with minimal damage to the body and reduced patient recovery time. Even though thousands of microscopic laser beams make pinpoint contact with the skin, the process does not affect the surrounding tissue. However, lasers generate a significant amount of heat that must be quickly and efficiently dissipated to protect the patient, and the laser electronics.




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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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Cooling for Centrifuges

A centrifuge is a laboratory device using centrifugal force to separate liquid mixtures. To separate fluids, the centrifuge spins samples at a fast rate, resulting in heavy components to migrate away from the center axis and lighter components to migrate towards the axis. Centrifuge devices are widely used tools in food processing and medical research for cellular, genetic and protein analysis. When designing laboratory and medical centrifuges, several design challenges must be considered. 

Peltier Cooling for Refrigerated Centrifuges

 

Introduction

Centrifugation is a process that separates mixtures through centrifugal force. Centrifuges are commonly used in food processing and medical research for protein, genetic and cellular analysis. In medical laboratory settings, centrifugation involves spinning medical samples at a fast rate to filter or concentrate substances based on differing densities. Dense components migrate away from the center axis, while less dense components migrate towards the axis.




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