Application Note: Getting it Sorted - Managing Large Sample Collections with Small Compact Automated Storage
11 May 2018

For any biobank, sample archiving is a time consuming process. Whilst the efficiency of sample retrieval can be dramatically improved by pre-sorting samples prior to storage, this requires significant upfront effort that can rarely be achieved with limited resources. This application note describes how the MRC Epidemiology unit (Cambridge, UK), implemented TTP Labtech’s arktic -80oC automated store to streamline their workflow to provide a highly organised archive of samples for efficient retrieval.