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    Cold Plates

    Laboratory cold plates are designed for a wide range of laboratory uses for which maintaining a low (≤-20ºC) temperature is required, including temperature control of cells, assay, insect paralysis testing and paraffin wax solidification. Labec cold plates feature large plates for easy use and a stepped platform for simple loading.


    What is the purpose of the cold plate?

    The laboratory cold plate is crucial for rapidly cooling down tissue samples or chemicals. It’s important in preparing paraffin-embedded tissue samples for sectioning, thus facilitating their handling and ensuring that they’re suitable for examination.

    How does a cooling plate work?

    A cold plate machine operates by drawing heat away from the object on its surface. This lab cold plate efficiently reduces the temperature of tissue samples in reaching the desired coolness quickly.

    How is cooling the block helpful in histopathology?

    Using a histology cold plate to cool the block is essential for the preparation of tissue samples. It solidifies the paraffin, prevents distortion, and enables the cutting of thin, consistent sections. This step is paramount for producing high-quality slides for accurate diagnostic and research purposes.

    What materials are used in cooling plates?

    Cold plate lab equipment is typically made from materials known for their high thermal conductivity, such as aluminium or stainless steel. These materials ensure the rapid and even cooling necessary for using the cold plate in laboratory settings.