Thermo Fisher Scientific Shows Range of Complementary Biobanking Solutions
New Freezer Series and Related Equipment and Software Support Demanding Biobanking Applications


Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:27 am EDT

MUNICH –Analytica 2012– (April 17, 2012) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is presenting a range of complementary solutions for biobanking during Analytica 2012. The company will demonstrate its new ultra-low temperature freezers and sample database management software alongside new laboratory equipment designed to make labs more efficient and productive while protecting sample integrity. The company is featuring these products within Thermo Scientific booth 101/202 (Hall B1) during Analytica 2012, being held April 17– 20, in Munich.

The Thermo Scientific HERAfreeze HFU T Series freezers provide outstanding sample protection while maintaining high standards in energy efficiency and capacity per footprint. A unique touch-screen control panel features an event log, health monitoring system and controlled access options, to provide constant updates on the integrity and health of the freezer compartment. Five new capacities range from 421 liters to 949 liters (14.9 - 33.5 cu. ft.) and provide a number of options to suit any storage and lab space requirements.

New Thermo Scientific VisionTracker database software enables more accurate and efficient data management, tracking and retrieval of biological, chemical and other samples. It is easy to install and configure with pre-loaded Thermo Scientific tubes, boxes, freezers and barcode readers, and it eliminates the need for manual data logging, reducing the risk of errors and improving operational efficiency. VisionTracker™ software can be integrated with VisionMate™ barcode readers to create a fast and intuitive sample storage workflow.

Existing data is easily imported into VisionTracker software from Excel spreadsheets or other files, and sample data can be backed up to local or networked locations as well as audited for ultimate traceability of precious samples.

Also on display during Analytica 2012 are new Thermo Scientific Matrix Amber 2D barcoded tubes and the new Thermo Scientific Universal Latch Rack. Matrix® Amber tubes expand Thermo Fisher’s extensive sample storage product portfolio to offer protection of light-sensitive samples. Available in 0.5 and 1.0 mL sizes, these sterile, DNase/RNase-free tubes are composed of virgin class IV medical-grade polypropylene with added amber color to safeguard samples from potentially detrimental ultraviolet (UV) light while still allowing users to gauge liquid levels inside the tube.

The new Universal Latch Rack is designed for 2 mL and 5 mL Thermo Scientific Nunc Cryobank tubes as well as most standard Nunc® and Nalgene® cryogenic tubes. It enables easy and ergonomic tube storage and incorporates a highly flexible lid, which can pivot or be lifted off, making it suitable for handheld pipetting as well as automated dispensing via robotic picking and placing. Users can switch between manual and automated formats while protecting samples from the environment.

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