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. Its 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.
Automated cherry-picking saves facilities hours of highly qualified researcher and technician time in comparison to manual searching, dramatically increasing productivity. With a single arktic typically replacing two to three manual freezers, facilities can improve cost-efficiency and benefit from significant workflow improvements.
The user-friendly and convenient design with intuitive touch screen interface enables easy and secure access to samples. The ability to only retrieve requested specimens avoids unnecessary freeze/thaw cycles and maintains full sample integrity.
High storage density optimizes capacity, allowing biostorage facilities to capitalize on available space and proactively control overheads, maintain low running costs and maximize return on investment.
The innovative pneumatic technology uses a cushion of compressed air and a system of flexible tubes to transport samples. All mechanical robotic elements remain outside the cold environment to ensure reliable operation even at -80°C. Harnessing pneumatic power enables fast cherry picking of samples and seamless onward transportation to remote locations.
arktic offers wide ranging labware compatibility enabling application-led choice and seamless integration with LIMS and automated sample processing workflows.
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|Input & output format||96-position SBS racks with 2D barcoded tubes||Storage conditions||Dry air, hermetically sealed, temperature of -80°C or -20°C for main store and -20°C for input/ output area.|
|Approximate dimensions (W x D x H)||1400mm x 800mm x 1980mm
55.12in wide x 31.5in deep x 78in high
|User interface||Simple UI at local console|
|Capacity & throughput||Up to 139,000 2D barcoded tubes. Single tubes can be accessed in as little as 15 seconds.|
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