accurate temperature

Temperature control and measurement in IVF labs

How you measure and what you do with the information is critical

IVF laboratories commonly maintain operating and culture conditions within a narrow temperature range of 36.5 - 37.5 ⁰C. It is important to maintain this constant temperature, as prolonged periods could affect the development of the gametes and embryos and the quality of the culture media. Prolonged exposure of cultures to temperatures other than optimal 37 °C, reduces the ability of fertilization and greatly reduces the ability of cell division or cleavage, growth, implantation potential and subsequent achievement of pregnancy.

Mull over some wine this fall!

Here is some information on how vintners do it...

As the quality of wine is easily influenced by temperature, wine makers use temperature control to slow down or accelerate the winemaking process or to control chemical changes in the wine. This technique is frequently used during fermentation, cold settling, aging, and storage.

During the primary fermentation, the yeast cells feed on the sugars in the must (the grape juice) and multiply and in the process produce carbon dioxide and alcohol. Due to the exothermic nature of fermentation, temperature increases as sugars are metabolized


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