Polar Bear Flexible Plate Technology
Compact Heating, Cooling and Stirring

Polar Bear Cub

Our Polar Bear Cub is a product designed for laboratory cooling applications. It offers many of the features and options of the Polar Bear Plus but comes at a reduced cost price. It takes advantage of our advanced cooling technology and allows scientist to perform stirred and subambient reactions in a range of standard vials and flasks. The cooling plate provides the necessary performance to ensure cooling conditions across the temperature range from −40 to +30 °C. The Polar Bear Cub can be set up in minutes, operates accurately and reproducibly, and can be run unattended. safely. The Polar Bear Cub is the ideal replacement for experiments requiring either cryogenic consumables or a cooling circulator.
Polar Bear Cub

Polar Bear PLUS

Our Polar Bear Plus takes advantage of our advanced cooling technology and combines it with the ability to heat – no solvents, ice or heat transfer fluids are needed; just plug it in and set the desired temperature from -40, to +150°C. The plus also comes with a powerful magnetic stirrer and an advance data management system. Users have a choice of holders and sensors. We can even produce customised moulds for ice cream!

Polar Bear Plus


The Polar Bear Plus – Crystal is a compact, state of the art device for crystallisation applications. Its features include precise temperature control using a cascade temperature algorithm, programmable temperatures with up to 16 heating, cooling and hold steps, heating and cooling ramps down to 0.01°C/min and temperature cycling. The Polar Bear Plus – Crystal comes with either overhead or magnetic stirring and more holders and sensors than another other product in its class.

Polar Bear Plus Crystal
SpecsPolar Bear CubPolar Bear PlusPolar Bear Plus Crystal
Temperature range-40c to 30ºC-40c to 150ºc-40c to 150ºc
Stability over the temperature rangeTypically +/- 0.02ºcTypically +/- 0.02ºcTypically +/- 0.02ºc
External temperature sensorYESYESYES
Magnetic stirringYESYESYES
Programmable, data managementNONOYES
Upgradable to Polar Bear Plus – CrystalYESYES
Interchangeable range of holdersYESYESYES
Voltage110 or 230V110 or 230V110 or 230V
Mass9 kg9 kg9 kg
Size, mm (length x width x depth)220 x 200 x 320220 x 200 x 320220 x 200 x 320
Ethernet connectivityYESYESYES
UsesCrystallization multidimensional screening experiments, high throughput reaction screening, solvents for chemical reactions, enzyme screening, applications with fully automated robotic systems.

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Polar Bear Overview


The Polar Bear Plus is a compact easy to use workstation. Its been designed to help increase R&D productivity by reducing the need for additional equipment. The Polar Bear is a personal station that allows scientists to run experiments from 0.5 ml to 500 ml. The Polar Bear does not need an ice bath, chiller or stirring plate so experiments can be set up sooner. The Polar Bear’s sophisticated controller offers just about any level of stirrer control and temperature programming.

Client Testimonials


“The Polar Bear Plus Flow reactor enables a wide range of operating temperatures with excellent heat transfer properties. By accessing low temperatures it enables flow experimentation at the same conditions required in many batch synthesises providing an excellent starting point for further optimisation.”

Richard Bourne
Research Fellow, University of Leeds, UK.

Polar Bear Video introduction
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The Polar Bear is one of nicest things we’ve ever made. It’s a compact digital platform that heat and cools and stirs, from -40C up to 150C.

Watch the video to see why chemists love it