Brooks Life Sciences claims industry first with -80C automated storage system
It is said to be ideal for cell and gene therapy and COVID-19 research.
BioStore IIIv is also said to provide improved thermal stability for stored materials, risk mitigation advantages and processes which are documented and repeatable.
BioStore IIIv operates like a vending machine. After a secure login has been entered, the touch screen interface lets the user request a targeted item. The patented design automatically locates and lifts the storage racks and will eject the targeted material upon the user indicating they are ready to receive it. This design of the BioStore IIIv protects all materials by providing a stable temperature during inventory interactions. For comparison, a mechanical freezer chamber can warm by as much as 40 degrees during a routine door opening with an additional period of time for the system to re-cool when the door is closed. These routine door openings are often undocumented and are not accurately reflected during the audit process.
“COVID-19 and advanced therapy researchers are modernizing and automating their processes, especially around critical and high-value samples,” said Robin Vacha, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Life Sciences Products Division at Brooks Life Sciences. “Today, research groups are often required to demonstrate a consistent and documented cold chain, especially as they strive to create new and life-saving diagnostic and treatment solutions.”