Thermal Slide

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The Thermal Slide is a microscope slide temperature control system for upright microscopes consisting of a microscope slide carrier and microscope slide having an electrically conductive, optically transparent coating on the bottom surface that generates heat in the slide so that any specimen resting on the slide is temperature controlled.

2019-1919-0 THERMAL SLIDE STARTER SET $2,537.59










The Thermal Slide is a new and convenient method of warming specimens on any upright microscope. It is easy, inexpensive, and does not require any modification to the scope of any kind. You can go back and forth between fixed and warmed live specimens with ease. It provides you with an interchangeable warmed slide surface perfect for yeast, or mammalian specimens under a coverslip. Cells are placed on a disposable, or re-useable, 25mm X 60mm ITO coated slide that is inserted into the Thermal Slide Adapter. Then the Thermal Slide Adapter is placed in the specimen retainer of your microscope. View and translate the specimen just like a standard slide. This is a straight forward approach that eliminates the need to heat the stage and the detrimental effects of warming the stage. The specimen surface is heated by a closed loop feedback controller that reads the temperature of the upper surface of the glass slide and applies the appropriate current to the ITO coated underside of the slide to control the temperature. Great for short term observation of live cells and compatible with all modes of microscopy!
System Components:

Thermal Slide
From Left to Right, Controller Stand, Power Supply with Adapters, Controller, Thermal Slide Cord, Thermal Slide Holder, Thermal Slide Glass

The system is comprised of a single channel controller with digital readout and reference probe, a multi voltage power supply, controller stand, connection cable, thermal slide retainer and 5 thermal slides.

Thermal Slide installed on upright scope
Thermal Slide installed on upright scope


Starter kit includes:

  • Thermal slide carrier with cable
  • Electronic controller
  • Multi-voltage Power supply
  • 1pk of 5 reusable Thermal Slides

Product Attributes:

  • Fast and accurate thermal response requires no preheating
  • No modification to scope
  • No stage adapter needed
  • Heat is applied directly to your cells
  • Highly efficient, uses only 2 watts!
  • Reaches target temperature without overshoot
  • Inexpensive


Controller dimensions 4.5″ (11.4cm) X 3.5″ (8.9cm) X 1.5″ (3.8cm), Thermal slide retainer 3″(76cm) X 1.5″ (3.8cm)
Compatible with all slide retainers that accommodate 76mm X 40mm or smaller glass slides. Efficient, uses only 2 watts! Thermal slides dimensions 25mm X 60mm X 1mm thick. Made in U.S.A.

Thermal Slide System
Thermal Slide Starter Set 2019-1919-0 $2,537.59
Thermal Slide Controller & Power Supply 2019-1919-3 $1,917.44
Thermal Slide Power Supply 19-01 $37.95
Thermal Slide Carrier 2019-1919-1 $559.77
Thermal Slides (5 pk) 2019-1919-2 $223.91