Biobanking at Room Temperature 2018-01-31T03:19:18+00:00

Biobanking with less Space, Cost and Risk

Using GenTegra-DNA dry ambient storage technology you save a minimum of 30% in your space requirements and depending upon the tube format used as much as 300% reduction in space used. While saving space you will also be reducing your long-term costs by saving thousands of dollars every year.

When purified DNA is protected by GenTegra-DNA it can safely be stored at ambient temperatures. This means the use of valuable freezer space can be avoided keeping the freezers for what they must be used for, tissue samples for example. Samples that do not require freezer space save money year after year as virtually no electricity or freezer maintenance costs will ever be needed. It also delays greatly the need for additional capital expenses of purchasing additional freezers to house DNA samples.

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When using freezer storage, the insulation and the mechanical spaces for the compressors represent as much as 30% of the space occupied by the freezer. If samples stored in the common 81 or 100 tube freezer boxers are moved to microplates or the 96-tube cluster racks the gain in effective storage space can be as much a 300%. If space limitations are becoming and issue for your biobank, GenTegra can offer a safe and secure solution.

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Freezer storage remains at risk to power outages that exceed the planned backup time of each individual backup system. Ambient storage of DNA on GenTegra-DNA is completely secure when the power goes out. Ambient storage does not mean air conditioning conditions but a range of (-80C to +70C). If the power goes out for months samples protected with GenTegra-DNA Active Chemical Protection are safe for years or decades. Ambient storage can also off a safe alternative for alternate site secondary site backup without the additional expenses of freezers and a secondary backup system.

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