Advanced Design Cryogenic Vials for Biostorage
Product News May 10, 2010
Wheaton Science Products has recently introduced their CryoELITE™ line of polypropylene cryogenic vials which are specifically designed for the failsafe cryopreservation of biospecimens for long-term storage and the efficient traceability for future retrieval.
To ensure maintenance of sample integrity during low temperature storage and shipping, CryoELITE vials feature a vial and cap configuration that provides more surface contact that ensures an absolute seal to eliminate leakage that would contaminate the sample. The seal created by manufacturing design exceeds DOT and IATA regulation standards by an average of 35% making them the superior choice for transport of valuable clinical samples as well.
To provide an identifier for traceability, the new Wheaton CryoELITE Cryogenic vials also feature a permanent 2D Data Matrix bar coded bottom insert. The inserts are made from the same cryogenic radiation grade, virgin polypropylene which ensures uniform thermal expansion over all working temperatures. This feature coupled with a unique locking ridge prevents build up of liquid nitrogen and eliminates the risk of separation of the bar code insert from the vial. The bottom format allows unrestricted viewing and efficient automated scanning.
Wheaton CryoELITE Cryogenic Vials offer a number of additional features that facilitate sample handling protocols. The EZ-Extraction V-shaped internal bottom design ensures maximum sample retrieval for both automated and manual liquid handling systems.
A sturdy octagonal Loctagon™ vial skirt can provide stability on the bench and can be locked into the CryoELITE Benchmate™ rack to allow easy opening/closing with one hand leaving the operator's other hand to be free for performing other functions such as pipetting.
Vial sizes include 1.2, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 mL volume and each vial is graduated and has a writing patch. All vials are batch certified DNase and RNase free, non-pyrogenic and endotoxin free and are available sterile and non-sterile.