Surrey-based Digital Pixels has been designing and supplying equipment for the research microscopy community throughout the world for nearly two decades. More recently, under the Microscope Heaters brand, they have developed, designed and manufactured a wide range of fanless enclosure systems for maintaining cell viability within microscope applications for leading universities and research institutes.
Vibration-free microscope heating systems deliver the ultimate in thermal homogeneity and stability. Ideal for the more demanding microscopy techniques such as Super Resolution, Optical Tweezers or electrophysiology: even users of x60 or x100 objectives can benefit as focus drift is reduced. These solid-state heaters can maintain 1 to 50 °C heat above ambient depending on configuration, thus allowing for a wider range of samples to be studied. Inherent reliability means less down time during time-lapse experiments.
These assemblies have independent temperature control over the insert, and the insert’s glass top. They are sealed to maintain CO2 or CO2-O2 gas control, and accept a 3 mm tube for gas delivery.
Open Heated Inserts
Patch clamp and perfusion studies, where access to the sample is essential, benefit from this type of system. It has an optional dual temperature control configuration for controlling the temperature of the heated insert, and the temperature of media entering the sample area.
Intravital Microscopy Imaging System
Specially designed for whole animal viability during extended imaging experiments, the system has two independent temperature control channels – one for the removable heated insert, the other for a heated blanket. Titanium windows complete the system.
A number of cell systems often require a closely controlled CO2 concentration to maintain cell viability over extended periods of time. Although achievable using a 5% CO2 cylinder, these expensive and bulky solutions are limited in their ability to deliver flexible and reliable gas concentrations. Microscope Heaters offer three, high-performance, microprocessor controlled solutions that only require a single 100% CO2 gas supply.