Torrey Pines Scientific Inc, Carlsbad, Calif, has announced its new EchoTherm model SC25XT fully programmable variable-speed shaking dry bath for use with biological and other samples.

The SC25XT is fully programmable with a 5-program memory and with a temperature range from –20°C to 100°C. It has a variable-speed orbital shaker for mixing samples while controlling sample temperature to 1ºC. Included are a 30-day countdown timer with alarm and auto-off, data logger, and RS232 I/O port for data logging or controlling the unit from a computer.

The SC25XT uses accessory sample blocks available for 0.2, 0.5, 1.5, 15, and 50 mL centrifuge tubes, 2 mL vials, and 20 mL scintillation vials. Other options include PCR tubes and plates, 96-well and 384-well assay plates of all shapes, deep-well assay plates, and other blocks for various sizes of test tubes. The unit is Peltier-driven for chilling and heating.

As a molecular biology tool, the shaking dry bath enables users to run temperature/time profiles, unattended restriction digestions or ligations, and automatic enzyme reactions and deactivations as well as to store oocytes at 17°C and DNA libraries at the workstation . It is complete with instructions and universal benchtop power supply for use anywhere in the world. It is UL, CSA, and CE compliant.

To learn more, visit Torrey Pines Scientific.