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BOC Cryobank is a state of the art facility designed by BOC and dedicated to cryogenic bio-storage. Recognising the need to ensure the security of irreplaceable samples, we have designed a service that gives our customers complete peace of mind.
Cryopreservation is the most effective way to preserve biological materials with minimal ageing.
The method involves freezing and storage of samples at very low temperatures, down to -196°C (liquid nitrogen).
BOC Cryobank accepts pre-frozen customer samples into its secure facility, which has a constant unlimited supply of liquid nitrogen to ensure the DryStore vapour phase cryogenic freezers are run at temperatures to -196°C (well below the critical temperature at which biological activity ceases, -132°C). This ensures that your samples remain in peak condition.
By storing back up or additional samples at an off-site location should an unforeseen incident affect your primary facility the implication and impact of the incident will be reduced.
Features and benefits
DryStore freezers separate samples from the liquid nitrogen by enclosing it in a jacket around the internal sample storage chamber, eliminating the risk of sample cross-contamination seen through the liquid nitrogen in standard liquid immersion freezers.
BOC operates a secure facility with 24 hour, 365 day data logging of all conditions relating to samples, with online access to temperature data available to customers via a dedicated website. The facility has round the clock service and engineering support together with full back up facilities.
Storing a proportion of samples off-site mitigates the risk of loss due to local incident or disaster, for example a thaw, contamination or other damage. The BOC Cryobank is located alongside one of BOC’s air separation units - this provides an unrivalled supply of liquid nitrogen to the facility.
In addition you can be assured of BOC’s quality reputation, the site operates a quality management system which complies with the relevant legislation for the management of bio-samples, HTA license number 12567.
The service solution
Freezer space can be purchased for single samples, tower units or complete freezer units, thus providing the ultimate and flexible back up sample storage solution. Our selected delivery partners share our complete commitment to quality and offer a temperature controlled collection and delivery service.
BOC Cryobank is a completely confidential service you can be assured of our complete commitment to quality affording you peace of mind and reassurance against in-house incidents.