|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||219/433 ; 219/436 ; 219/459 ; 219/448|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 80 인용 특허 : 0|
A heater which accommodates microwell plates having a variety of bottom and peripheral geometries. The heater consists of a thermally conductive compliant material layer disposed on a planar heated platen. The compliant layer is dimensioned such that it contacts the microplate along the bottoms of the wells only, and not along the peripheral portions thereof. A temperature sensor may be disposed within the compliant layer to provide an indication of the well temperature for accurate control.
A temperature control apparatus for controlling the temperature of a microplate containing a plurality of microwells, the apparatus comprising: a thermal energy source; and means for transferring thermal energy from the thermal energy source to the microplate, said means being adaptable to engage microplates of varying shapes such that thermal energy is transferred substantially only to the bottom surfaces of the microwells and is transferred at substantially the same rate to microwells disposed in the interior of the microplate as it is transferred to m...