MiniTherm Stage Warmer

A compact and affordable stage warmer for CASA and manual sperm motility analysis.

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Since sperm motility and velocity are highly dependent on temperature, assessment of motility should be performed as close to 37°C as possible [World Health Organization laboratory manual for the examination of human semen. 3rd edition. 1992].

Before, large and costly microscope stage heaters were the only option. Now, with the MiniTherm stage warmer, a portable, low-cost alternative is available. Designed for use with disposable sperm analysis chambers and microscope slides, the MiniTherm stage warmer maintains sample temperature at 37°C. Simply plug the warmer in and place on the microscope stage. The MiniTherm stage warmer automatically calibrates itself to 37°C. The new slim style is compatible with objectives up to 20x.

In addition, depending on the disposable chaner used, you may choose to use a one armed keeper as pictured above or a two-armed keeper shown below. The one-armed keeper allows easy chamber loading when using the Leja 4 and 8 cell chambers. You may also remove the keeper entirely for easy and rapid pass through of slides in production applications.

Each MiniTherm comes with a temperature validation slide that turns green (see image below) when at 37°C.

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