The range of EchoTherm programmable and vibration free chilling and heating incubators have been specifically designed to improve the success rate for protein crystallizations.
We’ve taken a look at how these units achieve this.
The temperature is settable from +4°C to +70°C due to the Peltier based chilling and heating.
The programmable versions of the incubators can be programmed to vary temperatures precisely from one set point to another and repeatedly in a routine. (NB non-programmable versions are also available, so please check you request the right type)
The oscillations in temperatures from one point to another have been shown to create favourable crystallisation pathways, thus improving the success rate of protein crystallisations.
Vibration free operation
Both chilling and heating are achieved by a Peltier system. Without any compressors or CFC’s the units are vibration free, meaing there is no physical disruptions during crystallisation.
(See our previous post – How do Peltier elements work? for more information on them)
These two important features come together to make the incubators ideal for protein crystal growth.
The EchoTherm incubators by Torrey Pines are available in 3 sizes, 27.5L, 55L and 100L and can come with or without the programming ability.
All units come with a universal power supply, user manual and 12 month warranty.
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