Precise temperature control from Boston Electronics
Image: VAHEAT offers precise temperature control.
Boston Electronics has unveiled VAHEAT, described as a unique microscope temperature control solution from the company's partners at Linnowave.
According to Boston Electronics, live tissue samples can be precisely controlled, maintaining true and accurate temperature of the samples within the field of view of a microscope, even when working with an immersion medium.
Users can avoid excessive heating of the objective or other optical components, and beneﬁt from fast and precise temperature feedback.
The device is said to uniquely maintain temperature.
Samples are prepared on a smart, disposable substrate that is equipped with a transparent heating element and a precise temperature probe.
When using the device, users do not need to use bulky cumbersome modifications, such as thermal chambers, with the microscope,
VAHEAT fits in a standard slide holder and provides accurate temperature at the sample focus, exactly where you need it, says the company.
Heating rates of up to 100°C/s are said to enable new types of experiments while ensuring unprecedented temperature stabilisation.