CoolRack XT PCR384

CoolRack XT PCR384 modules are precision-engineered sample modules manufactured from a novel thermo-conductive alloy material, designed to evenly distribute temperature across all wells of a microplate providing uniform and consistent temperature to all samples (+/-0.1°C)

  • Ideal for cooling, snap freezing, heating or thawing
  • Helps keep samples organized and dry
  • All wells upright and indexed
  • Reproducible method
  • SBS footprint
Overview
  • CoolRack thermo-conductive tube modules eliminate variability which originates from plates placed directly into ice, dry ice, alcohol baths, water baths and other temperature sources
  • CoolRack modules ensure +/- 0.1°C temperature uniformity across all wells when cooling, snap freezing, heating or thawing
  • Suggested applications include cooling reagents such as restriction enzymes, dNTPs and antibodies, alcohol-free dry ice snap freezing of tissue, virus and bacteria samples and bench top cryogenic tube sorting in liquid nitrogen
  • All CoolRack modules may be autoclaved, high heat sterilized or decontaminated with bleach, alcohol or other disinfectants or lab detergents
Key Features
Secure and reproducible sample preparation
  • Removes all problems created by placing sample directly in ice: variable sample temperature, wet labels, contamination risk
  • All samples <4°C and uniform in temperature (+/- 0.1°C)
  • Samples organized, secure and dry
  • All wells upright and indexed
  • Reproducible method
Versatility and performance

Regardless of temperatures source

  • Samples stand upright and organized
  • Reproducible method
  • SBS-footprint: ideal for benchtop cooling, then quick transfer to automated platforms for approx. 10-20 minutes of cold processing

On ice

  • Adapts from ambient (25˚C) to <4˚C in 60-90 seconds*
  • Samples and labels stay dry
  • Hours of ice cooling without direct ice contact

On dry ice

  • Adapts from ambient (25˚C) to -78˚C in approximately 5-7 minutes*
  • Eliminates ethanol from snap freezing
  • Equal or better freezing rate as compared to direct immersion into dry ice or alcohol slurry

In liquid nitrogen

  • Adapts from ambient (25˚C) to approximately -150˚C in approximately 12-14 minutes*
  • Vapor barrier protects from ambient air
  • No direct contact between samples and LN2

Heat sources

  • Use with water baths, hot plates, incubators and other heat sources to keep samples warm

*Average cooling rate from room temperature

How it works: ease of use
  • CoolRack on ice: heat from the relatively warmer CoolRack module is transferred to cooling source (wet or dry ice, cartridge, LN2) until equilibrium is reached
  • CoolRack in water bath: heat is transferred from water bath toward relatively cooler CoolRack until equilibrium is reached
Specifications
Parameter CoolRack XT PCR384
Dimensions (L x W x H) 12.7 x 8.6 x 1.9cm
Number of wells 384
Well depth 7.6mm
Well shape tapered
Row spacing 4.5mm
Column spacing 4.5mm
For use with one 384 well PCR plate
Ordering Information

Use these part numbers to request a quote, a demo or to contact an expert:

Part number Description
CoolRack XT PCR384
For use with one 384 well PCR plate
BCS-538 gray; 1 module