GenVault Introduces a Desktop Archive for Genplate Storage
Product News Dec 07, 2005
GenVault has announced the availability of GenVault Desktop Archive, a small, stand-alone storage module for up to one hundred GenPlates®.
A GenPlate is a 384-well plate system for room temperature dry state storage of DNA that eliminates the need for cryostorage and the risk of sample degradation from repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
The Desktop Archive is compatible with all GenPlate formats and has approximately the same sample aliquot capacity as a traditional freezer in about one-tenth the space.
With a maximum storage capacity of up to 1,200 samples or 38,400 aliquots in just over two cubic feet, the archive is designed to enable efficient storage of DNA and maximizes DNA retrieval by allowing researchers to create aliquot sizes matched to analysis needs.
As with GenVault’s Personal Archive, the Desktop Archive has no backup or electrical requirements but maintains GenPlates in a clean, dehumidified environment.
As biosample collections grow, the samples and data stored by the Desktop Archive can be fully integrated into GenVault’s other storage systems.
Upgrading to the Personal or Dynamic Archive systems is as simple as transferring the GenPlate collection to the storage hardware of choice.
Similarly, the sample data stored in the Desktop Archive system is fully supported by GenConnect, GenVault’s biosample management software system.