Category: storage

Tinted storage tubes maintain integrity of biological samples

Amber sample tubes from Micronic protect biological samples from photodegradation

MANY biological samples are prone to photo degradation, where the action of light causes changes that can invalidate subsequent laboratory tests. Micronic says that its Amber polypropylene storage tubes ensure the integrity of light sensitive biological samples, even over long-term…

Storing light sensitive materials in the lab

MANY laboratory samples are sensitive to degradation by light, presenting particular challenges in handling and storage.   Now Asynt has launched a new range of black screw-top centrifuge tubes which will solve this problem for many users, providing secure storage of…

Alphanumeric storage tubes are laser-etched

NEW range of sample storage tubes from Micronic have their alphanumeric codes permanently etched by laser for long-term legibility.  Available in 0.5ml, 0.75ml, 1.1ml, and 1.4ml volumes, the tubes are manufactured from a single component and have a flat polypropylene…

Weekly news: lab freezer failure is reminder to us all

MODERN laboratory equipment is, on the whole, so well designed and engineered that we might take its performance for granted. Instruments have developed to the point where they offer better resolution and better reliability than ever before, provided they are…

Store big samples at low temperature

A REUSABLE sample storage rack from Micronic enables large-volume samples to be stored for long periods at cryogenic temperatures, and promises complete sample integrity and security. The Arctic Rack-24 is made of thick-walled plastic and can be autoclaved several times,…

Microsite answers cryopreservation FAQs

THE CRYOPRESERVATION of biological specimens is standard practice in many modern laboratories, but is still an area where scientists and technicians might benefit from a dedicated source of product information and technical tips. Wheaton hopes to satisfy this need with…

Automated storage for at-risk samples

A THIRD-generation automated sample storage system specifically designed for the storage of sensitive biological samples at ultra-low temperatures has been launched by Hamilton Storage Technologies. The BiOS store can cope with anything from 250,000 to ten million sample tubes stored…