Biobank tanks, also known as “biobanks”, are mainly used for the standardized collection, processing and storage of biological macromolecules, cells, tissues and other samples.
It is used in modern science to preserve large quantities of biological samples for research, and hospitals to store stem cells, embryos, etc. What are the benefits of using it to store samples?
We can start from the characteristics of these samples. Biological samples such as stem cells and embryos are large and numerous, and data collection and management are troublesome. It is unrealistic to soak them all in liquid nitrogen. Biobank tanks can solve these two aspects very well. question.
1.Data collection and management
Biobank tanks have a highly sophisticated data collection system that can collect data on storage tanks such as temperature, liquid level, and liquid nitrogen evaporation loss rate. The collected data is processed to determine whether fluid replacement is required, or an alarm should be issued, which temperature area the sample is in, whether there is an abnormality, and so on.
The collected sample data supports downloading, uploading, etc., and can be stored in the cloud space for permanent preservation.
2.Sample partition management
Conventional liquid nitrogen tanks are helpless in the face of large-scale samples, because its structure is not partitioned, and the samples are easily confused.
The biobank tanks can be divided into 4~6 areas, which are specially used to store samples. They can be stored separately according to different categories, which is also convenient for subsequent data viewing and sample collection.
3.Automatic replenishment of liquid nitrogen
Large batches of samples are stored in liquid nitrogen quickly and much, and rehydration is troublesome and cannot guarantee that liquid nitrogen completely covers the samples.
The biobank tanks adopt the gas phase preservation mode and use liquid nitrogen at the bottom to cool down the samples without covering the samples with liquid nitrogen, and are equipped with an automatic rehydration device. If the liquid nitrogen is insufficient, the automatic rehydration will stop when the rehydration is completed, which is very intelligent.
These are the benefits of biobank tanks!