Taking Care of Your Frozen Assets!
| It is often necessary to preserve microorganisms for future study. This may be for reasons of research, clinical investigations, epidemiology, education, or commercial use. Effective preservation requires the organisms to remain viable, free of contamination, and without any alteration of genotype or phenotype. Ideally, the organism should be easy to retrieve and restore to its original condition. |
Medical Wire's Viabank™ is a convenient, easy-to-use cryoprotection system for the storage of microorganisms. The culture to be preserved is added to the cryopreservative solution in a vial of 25 (approximately) coloured ceramic beads. After mixing, the excess fluid is removed, and the vial is stored in a freezer. When the organism is required, individual beads are removed from the vial and used to establish a fresh culture.
Viabank is supplied in convenient stackable freezer grade boxes which can be used for storage. Each box contains 80 Viabank vials with either 4 different coloured caps in each box, or a choice of one colour from the four options. The boxes are divided into individual compartments for the vials, and the lid has a colour coded grid to assist you in keeping track of your valuable isolates. Each vial has a frosted area for writing brief details of the contents.
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Posted: January 17, 2008
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