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.
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.
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.
The innovative solution is straightforward and fast to install, supported by SPT Labtech’s team of field service engineers.
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 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.
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.
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|Input & output format
|96-position SBS racks with 2D barcoded tubes
|140,000 maximum capacity per arktic module; maximum 10 arktic modules per bank
|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)
1400mm x 800mm x 1980mm
55in x 32in x 78in
708mm x 764mm x 800mm
28in x 30in x 31.5in
|Simple user interface at remote access points and local storage unit
|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)