Application Note: Low Cost, Low Footprint, Automated Biobanking Ensures Efficient Laboratory Workflows
22 Oct 2014

Small footprint, automated storage modules such as TTP Labtech’s comPOUND® or arktic™ are capable of storing up to 10 times the number of samples of a standard laboratory sized -80ºC freezer. TTP Labtech’s proprietary pneumatic transport technology removes the need for moving parts within the cold zone. This provides robust storage, ensuring longevity of modules and minimal down time. In addition, cherry-picking only the samples required eliminates unnecessary partial thawing of samples which are not required, thus improving sample integrity. This poster discusses the advantages of automated biobanking units such as comPOUND or arktic. It explores how the adaptation of pneumatic transport technology allows biobanking modules in remote stores to be connected directly to laboratories or to be integrated into further automated instrumentation for assay set-up and analysis.