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Heater/Cooler for C. elegans

Embryos, larvae & adults live-imaging

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Ultrafast & precise [10′ sec]

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Large range & stability [5-45°C]

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Perform temperature shifts in less than 10seconds with +/- 0.1 °C precision. Go down to 5°C for microtubule dynamic control or up to 45°C for heat shock analyses. Change from 15 to 26°C back and forth for ts mutation imaging in live. Dedicated protocols co-designed with our customers.
Compatible with HR microscopy, fits all major brands and microscope models (upright and inverted configurations). Easy handling, fast mounting on a microscope stage: don’t miss your key cellular events!


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Application notes

zyg-12 embryo shifted to 24°C at anaphase onset (red: DNA, green: alpha-tubulin)

Courtesy of Anne Pacquelet (“Membrane traffic and Polarity in C. elegans”, Grégoire Michaux’s lab, IGDR)

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C. elegans CYK-4 thermosensitive mutant embryos were shifted from 16°C to 25°C. Dividing embryos at 16°C underwent cytokinesis arrest after shift to restrictive temperature (25°C). White arrow indicates cleavage furrow regression upon CYK-4 inactivation.

Courtesy of Julien Dumont (Dumont lab,Institut Jacques Monod, France)

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Timelapse images of the 1st division of C. elegans embryo movie.

Courtesy of  Dr. Gotta and Dr. Meraldi (Gotta and Meraldi labs)

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Our Customers testimonials

Dr. Julie Canman

Dr. Julie Canman

Columbia University Medical Center, USA

“The Cherry system is now in full use in my lab and it is working beautifully on its own. The Cherry system is great for stably maintaining temperature on our microscopes”
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Prof. Pierre Gönczy

Prof. Pierre Gönczy


“CherryTemp allows us to perform temperature shift experiments with unprecedented speed and precision with C. elegans embryos. It is very well designed and easy to use. Moreover, we found the customer service at Cherry Biotech to be very responsive and competent.”
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Dr. Julien Dumont

Dr. Julien Dumont


“CherryTemp rapidly became one of our favorite piece of equipment in the lab. It’s easy to use and works fast and well. The Cherry Biotech team is always super helpful.”
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Prof. Dominique Glauser

Prof. Dominique Glauser


“CherryTemp was the perfect solution for us to combine precisely controlled temperature stimuli and live cell imaging in our functional studies on thermosensory neurons in C. elegans adult animals. The system is straightforward to use and we were impressed by the responsiveness of the Cherry Biotech customer service team and by the quality of the support provided.”
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Dr. Stéphanie Dutertre

Dr. Stéphanie Dutertre


“The Cherry Temp is perfect for use in imaging core facilities. Its design allows its installation on a wide panel of upright and inverted microscopes and easy training of users thus, promoting development of innovating research project. The customer service is always helpful and responsive.”
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CherryTemp fits a wide range of high resolution microscopes.


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