(Standardized and Documented Protocols for Enhanced Tissue Banking Procedures)
Simple and intuitive operations make everyone an expert
Over the past decade or so, it has become clear that the great majority of biospecimens stored in the world’s biorepositories may not be suitable for the state-of-the-art genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and other bioanalytical technologies used today to search for cancer-related biomarkers.
The irreproducibility of many reported biomarkers is due, at least in part, to the fact that the biospecimens utilized are often procured using different collection, processing and storage techniques.
To overcome some of these difficulties, Milestone has developed FlashFREEZE, which standardizes the flash-freezing processing step for biospecimens. With FlashFREEZE, it is now possible to carry out evidence-based freezing protocols on biospecimens with the full documentation needed for QA purposes.
- HIGH FLEXIBILITY
Standardized freezing at -80°C for all types of tissues. Holds vials with a volume of up to 50ml. Suitable for freezing 24/48/96 well plates or random biospecimens.
- HIGH SAFETY STANDARDS
No liquid nitrogen, no isopentane. Histology grade ethanol is used as a heat transfer fluid and is suitable for non-contact freezing procedures of biospecimens or fluids.
The unit takes only 1 hour and 40 minutes to go from room temperature to the operating temperature of -80°C. Biospecimens are frozen in only 60-150 seconds.
HEPA cap filter is provided.
- ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
The advanced Stirling Cooler technology uses Helium gas as a refrigerant in a sealed stainless steel chamber. There is no standard compressor, therefore, no CFC (Chlorofluorocarbon).
- FULL DOCUMENTATION
A USB port enables both software updates and event log downloads.
- SPACE SAVING
Its small footprint is suitable for lab environments which have limited space.