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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Point of care testing allows medical staff to perform real-time testing in the doctor’s office or at home. This contrasts with traditional medical laboratory testing that needs to be shipped out to a central testing center and take days to get results. Bringing testing and diagnosing closer to the patient is all an effort to improve healthcare.
Temperature stability within the point of care testing device is the key to achieve reliable results. Because conductivity varies when blood temperature changes, blood sample’s temperature must be accurately controlled.
Maintaining a precise temperature below ambient, and monitoring this temperature carefully, are critical to extending the shelf life of reagents used in chemical and biological processes. Thermoelectric cooler assemblies provide a more efficient, reliable and cost-effective thermal control method compared to other thermal management technologies.