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BioTek technologies: Peltier Cooling Module

The Peltier Cooling Module for BioTek’s Cytation™ 5 and Cytation 1 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers helps maintain temperature stability inside the reading chamber, regardless of changes in ambient (room) temperature and heat produced by electro-mechanical operations within the reader.

Peltier Cooling Module & Cytation

The compact Peltier Cooling Module attaches easily to Cytation’s rear case.

Instrument without Peltier Cooling Module:

Instrument without Peltier Cooling ModuleThe instrument’s interior temperature (red) follows ambient room temperature (green). It is also significantly warmer than ambient temperature because of heat produced by the instrument. This can result in assay data variation through the day, or drifts for kinetic assays run at ambient temperature.


nstrument with Peltier Cooling Module:

Instrument with Peltier Cooling Module:The instrument’s interior temperature (blue) is stabilized which results in more consistent assay data, and higher quality room temperature kinetic data.



Benefits of the Peltier Cooling Module for Cytation:

  • Helps maintain the instrument’s internal ambient temperature stability, with less than 1 °C rise over external ambient, enabling more consistent results
  • Quickly reduces internal temperature following incubated assays up to 3x faster, to allow both incubated and ambient assays to be run more efficiently in multi-user environments.

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