When you must make precise temperature measurements, Physitemp Instruments can provide you with a very accurate temperature monitor and Type T thermocouple microprobes. Physitemp thermometers have a resolution and accuracy of 0.1°C in the 0-50°C range and are traceable to NIST standards.
Other electronic thermometers might have 0.1°C resolution, but their accuracy is usually to 0.5°C or worse. Furthermore, all Physitemp type T clinical probes are guaranteed accurate to ±0.1°C, due to stringent wire standards. These are five times more accurate over this range than competing probes made with regular “Special Limits” wire.
Because temperature is a fundamental variable which affects all biological and chemical activity, Physitemp’s products find applications in a wide array of technical situations. Some of the more common applications include:
- Flexible Teflon microprobes are used for implantation in tissue, in spectrophotometer cuvettes, rectally in neonatal mice, in water baths, PCR thermal cyclers, etc…
- Multi-sensor probes can be used to map tumour temperature profiles during hyperthermia
- Animal rectal temperature measurement during surgical procedures and pyrogen testing
- Skin temperature measurement during exercise physiology studies
When temperature control is required either before, during or after animal surgeries, Physitemp offers precise and consistent temperature control with our TCAT-2 series Temperature controllers. Controllers can be coupled with either the infrared Heat Lamp, HL-1, stereotaxic Heat Plates, HP-1M and HP-4M and/or warming blankets, WM-1 and WM-2.
In addition to Physitemp precise temperature monitoring equipment, the company offer a complete line of thermoelectric heating and cooling stages for both microscopes and microtomes.
TS-4MP series, thermal stages fit most microscopes and enable specimen temperature to be maintained and regulated at any temperature between -20° and +100°C to within ±0.1°C.
Physitemp also makes custom stages for special applications. BFS-MP freezing stages for microtomes offer an inexpensive solution to frozen tissue sections and fit easily onto most microtomes. Freezing starts immediately and can be maintained indefinitely.
Physitemp’s Neurological testing devices, the Vibratron II, vibration sensitivity tester and the NTE-2, thermal sensitivity tester were designed to detect and quantify peripheral neuropathy non-invasively.
Neurological testing devices are widely used in current medical applications for the detection and diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as well as in pharmaceutical research studies on Diabetes and AIDS and detection of neuropathy due to toxic chemical and drugs. The Thermal device is also used extensively for pain studies.
SDR Scientific is proud to distribute the Physitemp range of equipment.