Torrey Pines Scientific has unveiled its EchoTherm™ Model IC50—a 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. Its probe senses the sample temperature or sample block temperature directly, then sends the information to the unit to control the temperature. Another sensor in the heater plate 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° to 110.0° in assay plates, centrifuge tubes of all sizes, vials, test tubes, and most any other sample container.

Additionally, the Model IC50 has digital display and control of temperature to 0.1 °C; a countdown timer in days, hours, minutes, and seconds, up to 30 days; a surface hot indicator lamp; a data logger; and an RS232 I/O port to control the unit by computer or to record data.

The compact unit measures 6.5 inches (in.)/165 millimeter (mm) wide by 8.75 in./222 mm deep by 3.5 in./89 mm tall. It comes complete with 100 watt chiller/heater module, universal power supply, AC line cord, and instructions. A variety of over 30 standard sample blocks may be ordered as accessories. Special blocks can be made for any container in as little as 3 weeks.

The EchoTherm™ Model IC50 is ETL, CSA, and CE compliant.

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