Heat transfer film refers to a specialized film or thermal interface material used to ensure efficient and uniform heat transfer between the digital PCR cartridge and the heating/cooling elements of the PCR Amplifying Apparatus.
Heat transfer film serves two primary purposes:
Thermal Conductivity: The film is designed to have high thermal conductivity properties, allowing for efficient transfer of heat between the digital PCR cartridge and the heating/cooling elements of the PCR Amplifying Apparatus. This helps maintain uniform temperature across all reaction wells, reducing variability and ensuring consistent results.
Thermal Insulation: The film also acts as a thermal insulator, preventing heat loss to the surrounding environment during the PCR cycling process. By reducing heat loss, the film helps maintain the stability and accuracy of the temperature within the reaction vessels, enhancing the precision and reliability of dPCR measurements.
During the dPCR experiment, the heat transfer film is applied to the top of the heating plate of the PCR Amplifying Apparatus, forming a tight thermal interface between the reaction wells and the instrument's heating/cooling system. This enables efficient heat transfer during the thermal cycling process, where the temperature is precisely controlled to facilitate DNA amplification.
Overall, heat transfer film plays a critical role in dPCR by ensuring accurate and uniform thermal cycling, which is essential for reliable quantification of nucleic acids. It helps maintain consistent temperatures across all reaction wells, enhancing the sensitivity and reproducibility of dPCR measurements.
Transportation and Storage Temperature
Heat Transfer Film
Room temperature; store in cool, dry place away from sunlight