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18 Mar 2011 | –80°C SAM
The -80°C Sample Access Manager is a compact, robust, localized storage system for secure sample management of microplates and microtubes. The SAM offers reliable automation, multiple sample type capability, cherry-picking, sample tracking and easy-to-use software. The SAM is designed as a standalone system and provides space-efficient storage that can easily fit into a laboratory’s space and its process.
Useful for Biobanking and Drug Discovery Applications
The SAM is environmentally controlled, with a temperature range of -55°C to -80°C on the -80°C platform, which allows for the storage of compounds and biological samples, such as DNA/RNA, oligonucleotides, cells, plasma, serum, tissues, proteins and bacterial clones.
External Magnetic Couplers
The SAM presents a great advantage over other -80°C storage systems by its use of external magnetic couplers used to drive internal robotics. This patented technology eliminates any moisture introduced within the system while maintaining sample quality and increasing system reliability.
21 CFR Part 11 Compliant Software
The SAM is the only -80˚C automated storage module on the market equipped with 21 CFR Part 11 compliant software that provides a laboratory with the ability to manage and track samples. This is achieved by supplying access control functions and customized, detailed reports that document the security of a sample.
With the SAM, user rights and groups can be set up to limit access to specified libraries. Password protection ensures that a user can only access samples for which he/she is authorized. The system includes electronic signature capability for 21 CFR Part 11 applications.
Additionally, the SAM maintains a complete audit trail, providing information such as who took out the sample, how long it was out, and how many times it was taken out. These reports help a laboratory properly manage chain of custody.