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Innovative automated biobanking for scalable research

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.

Flexible architecture helps facilities to scale while managing upfront investment
Flexible architecture helps facilities to scale while managing upfront investment

arkitc XC adapts to your existing infrastructure with modular storage units that fit easily into available space and combine to increase capacity. As research needs grow, units can be added to scale storage and manage greater throughput of samples.

Novel pneumatic technology enables remote transport and optimized workflows
Novel pneumatic technology enables remote transport and optimized workflows

Innovative and reliable pneumatic technology connects individual arktic modules across different locations and enables transport of samples directly to the laboratory bench via a compact remote connect ac unit.

Seamless installation process
Seamless installation process

The innovative solution is straightforward and fast to install, supported by SPT Labtech’s team of field service engineers.

Automated biostorage boosts productivity
Automated biostorage boosts productivity

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.

Secure -80°C storage  protects precious samples and preserves research integrity
Secure -80°C storage protects precious samples and preserves research integrity

The system offers extensive monitoring and fail safe back-up systems to ensure that the correct conditions are maintained throughout the life of the sample while robust tracking ensures that no specimen is mislaid.

Vending machine style design for convenient sample retrieval
Vending machine style design for convenient sample retrieval

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.

Technical Specification

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Input & output format 96-position SBS racks with 2D barcoded tubes Capacity 140,000 maximum capacity per arktic module; maximum 10 arktic modules per bank
Storage conditions Dry, hermetically sealed, temperature of -80°C (optional -20°C) for main store, -20°C for input/output zone at store and +4°C for remote connect ac units Approximate dimensions (W x D x H) arktic modules:
1400mm x 800mm x 1980mm
55in x 32in x 78in

conntectac:
708mm x 764mm x 800mm
28in x 30in x 31.5in
User interface Simple user interface at remote access points and local storage unit Power Europe: 230V 50Hz..US: 208V - 240V Two phase @ 60 Hz. Max power consumption during normal use is 1.8 kW, average 1.25 kW (per arktic unit)

What our customers say about arktic XC

During the construction of the National Center for Translational Medicine there were many external factors that affected the project. Even with a challenging situation the LBD Lifesciences and SPT Labtech team gave quick responses and adjusted plans, completing the installation without changing the sample use requirements. They demonstrated their professionalism and focus on execution.

Gu Shunshen, Administrator of the Biobank Platform

Ruijin Hospital

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