Dolomite to launch Meros TCU-100 temperature controller at Lab-on-a-Chip & Microarray World Congress

Microfluidics specialist Dolomite will be launching the Meros TCU-100 at this year’s Lab-on-a-Chip & Microarray World Congress in San Diego, USA, from the 18th to the 19th September. The first module in the new Meros range of plug-and-play microfluidic products, the compact TCU-100 offers advanced temperature control from 1 to 100°C for microfluidic chips, microscope slides and other third party devices.


Just 11cm (4 ¼ inches) wide, the chemically resistant, robust and reliable TCU-100 combines ultimate ease of use and affordability for a wide range of biological and chemical applications, including cell analysis, thermal control of microreactors, incubation of microdroplets, protein crystallization, nanoparticle synthesis and thermocycling of micro-scale samples. Using specialist electronics and temperature measurement techniques, it enables cutting-edge temperature control – including cooling, heating and thermocycling – with an accuracy of 0.5°C, stability and target temperature resolution of 0.1°C, and rapid ramp rates up to 1°C/s. Operation, data logging and graphical data display are achieved through Dolomite’s user-friendly Flow Control Centre software, or third-party software such as LabVIEW™.


Four optional sample clips are supplied with the module, providing the flexibility to quickly and securely accommodate a wide range of Dolomite and third party chips, microscope slides and other devices to the heating/cooling plate. This ensures excellent thermal conductivity and, for maximum versatility, the Meros TCU-100 can be integrated with larger microfluidic systems such as pumps, sensors and valves.


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About Dolomite
Established in 2005 as the world’s first microfluidic application centre, Dolomite focused on working with customers to turn their concepts for microfluidic applications into reality.

Today, Dolomite is the world leader in solving microfluidic problems. With offices in the UK, US and Japan, and distributors throughout the rest of the world, its clients range from universities developing leading-edge analytical equipment, to manufacturers of chemical, life sciences and clinical diagnostics systems.