21st March 2012 Content supplied by: Micronic
Biobank Graz Reports On Micronic Sample Storage
Dr Karine Sargsyan, COO of Biobank Graz commented 'After a comprehensive evaluation of commercially available consumables we selected Micronic 0.75 ml and 1.2ml tubes together with screw caps and Roborack storage racks to provide high integrity, long-term storage of our human blood, serum and plasma samples at -80° C '. A key determinant of our selection was that Micronic laser etched tube codes proved most stable to a barrage of tests including temperature stability, solvent / chemical resistance, moisture ingress and impact / wear - a fact borne out that we have only experienced an incredible 1 unreadable code in over 100,000 stored samples over the last 3½ years '. She added 'Our scientists have also appreciated the flexibility and ease-of-use of Micronic's tube scanning and data management software together with the excellent support provided by the company'.
Micronic 0.75ml and 1.2ml sample storage tubes are manufactured from medical grade polypropylene in a fully automated Class 7 cleanroom environment ensuring they exhibit absolute product consistency, near zero contaminants and compliance with US and European Pharmacopoeia tests. The tubes resist many organic solvents (DMSO, methanol, dichloromethane), may be autoclaved clean and can be repeatedly freeze-thawed without loss of product performance. A unique 2D code on the bottom of each tube provides an easy and unambiguous means of storing and identifying samples. The optimised internal shape of each Micronic sample storage tube ensures the lowest possible dead volume and maximum sample recovery. Designed to fit 96 individual tubes into a standard footprint rack optimises use of valuable freezer space and ensures automation compatibility.
For further information relating to Biobank Graz please visit www.medunigraz.at/biobank.
For further information on sample storage solutions for biobanking applications please contact Micronic on telephone +31-320-277070 or email email@example.com.
Date Published: 21st March 2012
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