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Brooks Life Science Systems Introduces BioStore™ IIIv, the Industry’s First -80C LN2 Automated Storage System for Biological Samples

For Immediate Release:
May 10, 2017

Brooks Life Science Systems today announced the global launch of BioStore IIIv, the world’s only -80C LN2 automated storage system for biological samples. BioStore IIIv combines the advanced technology that has made Brooks Life Science Systems a worldwide leader in automated sample management with the industry-leading performance of Chart® Vario™ LN2 freezers.

“The BioStore IIIv adds breadth to our line of automated storage solutions, as it gives users the ability to bring together the best in sample security, data management and inventory control, all with the touch of a button,” said David Lewandowski, Product Marketing Manager, Brooks Life Science Systems. “This product is a natural fit for customers with high value, temperature sensitive biological samples, who are looking to protect their irreplaceable sample assets with the security and efficiencies of LN2 storage while achieving

the benefit of a pathway to automation at -80°C and other ultra-low temperatures.”

The BioStore IIIv is designed for automatic retrieval of samples with a few taps of the screen, in as a little as 60 seconds. An insulating tower prevents sample warming of targeted and non-targeted tubes when a source rack is removed from the system. The system can be used with a wide variety of labware types including cryoboxes, SBS racks and blood bag cassettes. The BioStore IIIv has the capacity to hold more than 120,000 1.0mL FluidX™ Cryotubes or 63,000 2.0 mL FluidX™ Cryotubes or other similar sized labware. In addition, the BioStore IIIv offers an emergency hold time that is 16 times longer than traditional mechanical freezers, and prevents the significant warming of innocent biological material that can occur while accessing samples.

The BioStore IIIv is the latest in a series of ultra-low and cryo temperature storage and logistics innovations from Brooks Life Science Systems that include the BioStore III Cryo -190°C automated storage system, as well as, the portable CryoPod™ Carrier and the CryoPod Filling Station that enables -150°C local sample transport.

Brooks Life Science Systems will be exhibiting the new BioStore IIIv at their booth during the International Society of Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Conference, being held May 9-12, 2017 in Toronto.

About Brooks Life Science Systems

Brooks Life Science Systems is a division of Brooks Automation, a leading worldwide provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for multiple markets, including semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences. Our company provides comprehensive sample lifecycle management solutions including industry-leading sample automation, consumables and equipment, cryopreservation products, innovative technology and flexible onsite and offsite temperature-controlled management of compound and biological samples. With an expert team of sample management consultants, we set the industry benchmark in providing high-quality management of research samples with our state-of-the-art storage automation and cold-chain products, temperature-controlled storage facilities, global logistics services including our Relofleet® mobile biorepository, innovative sample bioprocessing solutions and our ISIDOR® transformational technology platform which integrates research samples and data. Our products, services and technology solutions support hundreds of bioscience customers around the world including the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies. Visit us at www.brooks.com/lifescience.




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