Human tissue is a vital component of medical research, diagnosis and pharmaceutical development. There are many different kinds of human tissue and they are used every day all over the world for various medical and research purposes. Often, human tissue is collected in one location and then needs to be transported to another location. Sometimes within the same city, sometimes within the same state, and sometimes over incredibly long distances. But, regardless of the distance, it is necessary to protect human tissue samples at all times to ensure they arrive in ideal condition for testing or research. ConversantBio.com discusses the importance of human tissue and the challenges of transporting it while maintaining its viability, “Human tissues are an invaluable resource for Biotech, Pharma, contract research organizations, diagnostics companies and universities that are involved in the drug discovery and development process. Obtaining high-quality, highly-annotated tissue specimens can help accelerate the pre-clinical testing timeline and save organizations money and wasted effort. Once a specimen is obtained from a hospital or clinic, it must be preserved as rapidly as possible. That’s because tissues change over time and so finding a human tissue provider with expertise in tissue preservation techniques is critical. At 48 hours, human cells begin to die and excrete proteins and other materials that will change the cell’s composition from its original in-vivo state, which can negatively impact its value for testing drug candidate compounds.”

Benefits of Micro Q Technologies

  • Active precision heating or cooling
  • Temperature LCD display resolution = 0.1° C
  • Temperature control range 0° C to 42° C
  • Rechargeable battery with integrated power supply
  • Ambient Temperature range -20° C to 50° C
  • Temperature holding duration 24+ hours to 168+ hours
  • Microprocessor controlled heat pump
  • Tamper resistant key switch
  • Temperature control resolution = 0.0625° C


Human tissues can quickly and easily decompose or damage. Because of this, they should be monitored and protected throughout transport so that they will be able to be used for testing and research and so that the results will be accurate. The MicroQ iQ temperature controlled shipping incubator is temperature sensitive and capable of active heating and cooling. Should it sense any change in ambient conditions, it can actively adapt to maintain the desired temperature of the human tissue. It is controlled by a microprocessor, making its heating and cooling capabilities incredibly accurate. Additionally, it is very lightweight and durable. When shipping, packages can encounter rough handling, delays, transfers from different types of vehicles and can become damaged. The MicroQ iQ temperature controlled shipping incubator is so durable that it will protect human tissue throughout transport. The temperature controlled shipping incubator is also reusable. There is no need for disposable shipping incubators because the iQ simply needs to be recharged, reprogrammed and shipped again. Human tissue samples are vitally important for medical test results and research. If they become damaged or produce inaccurate results, it can cause time delays as well as additional expense. The MicroQ iQ temperature controlled shipping incubator will protect human tissue during transport and give peace of mind that test results will be accurate.

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