Biostorage facilities are handling an increasing volume of samples, and turning to automated, compact solutions that offer exceptional storage density, full sample tracking and rapid retrieval.
"Ease of use is exceptional. Users can log in remotely to request samples and retrieve when order is ready. Depending on vial size chosen, storage capacity is massive. At 300 uL vial size, we can store upwards of 140,000 samples. The arktic changed our lives. Collections are organized, clearly labelled, compactly stored and easily managed."
"Our high throughput research laboratory utilises two -80°C TTP Labtech Arktic systems. Both systems are used for storing, retrieving and re-arraying hundreds of biological samples each day."
arktic provides a flexible, affordable and secure -20°C or -80°C automated storage to meet growing research demand for increasing volumes of biological samples.
arktic's user-friendly, vending machine style design allows for efficient management and retrieval of 2D barcoded samples, eliminating the need for inefficient manual searching. The high storage density and compact footprint allows facilities to minimize overheads and assure sample integrity, while the innovative pneumatic technology facilitates seamless onward transport of specimens to optimize workflows.
arktic XC is an innovative automated biobanking solution bringing together a network of compact arktic storage units into a single high integrity, affordable and scalable biostorage system. Different locations can be linked using novel and reliable pneumatic technology with direct benchtop access for highly optimized workflows. The modular approach offers facilities ultimate flexibility to increase capacity in line with demand and keep the cost per sample stable while advancing research goals.
Use this tool to compare the true costs of manual -80 sample storage with the SPT Labtech arktic automated sample store over a 10 year period.
This calculator compares a comprehensive range of cost factors to determine if switching to arktic from manual storage could be cost-effective.
In this interview, Paul Lomax, Product Manager, takes us through where the concept for the arktic XC came from, how it differs from our original arktic units, and the positive impact this affordable, reliable and truly scalable product will have on our customers’ workflows, outputs and budget.
Application note describes automated sample storage system that's been used at MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge with Head of Laboratory Dr. Debora Lucarelli. Automation is central for them for efficiency of large-scale sample management, sample integrity, their work speed, study scope.
In this application note we describe how the MRC Epidemiology unit (Cambridge, UK), implemented STP Labtech's arktic -80oC automated store to streamline their workflow to provide a highly organized archive of samples for efficient retrieval.