ThawSTAR ThawSTAR – Precision cell vial thawing systems and solutions

The ThawSTAR Thawing System replaces unstandardized manual methods of thawing samples with controlled profile thawing and can be leveraged early in the R&D phase and scaled into commercial manufacturing and point of care.

Several factors including cell size and choice of cryopreservation media can affect the optimal thawing profile, viability, and function. ThawSTAR instruments will undergo custom tuning using advanced algorithms for the specific product under development, in order to ensure that the optimal thaw rate and cell health is achieved.

ThawSTAR® CFT2

The StawSTAR CFT2 Cell Thawing System accommodates a 1.8 – 2.0 mL cryogenic vial.


ThawSTAR® CFT1.5

The StawSTAR CFT1.5 Cell Thawing System accommodates a 1.5 mL cryogenic vial.


ThawSTAR® AT6

ThawSTAR AT6 Transport and Thawing System for AT-Closed Vial improves the overall handling of biosamples by combining the 6ml AT-Closed Vial technology with BioLife Solutions’ breakthrough ThawSTAR Cell Thawing System.


ThawSTAR® CFT2

Cell Thawing and Transport System for Optimal Thaw Rate

The ThawSTAR CFT2 Thawing System replaces non-standard manual methods with controlled profile thawing and can be leveraged early in the R&D phase and scaled into commercial manufacturing and point of care.

The ThawSTAR CFT2 Thawing System for vials is the larger of two portable thawing solutions. It can hold a 1.8 – 2 mL mL cryogenic vial and has a fill volume of 0.8 – 1.5 mL.


The ThawSTAR Thawing System replaces unstandardized manual methods of thawing samples with controlled profile thawing and can be leveraged early in the R&D phase and scaled into commercial manufacturing and point of care.

Several factors including cell size and choice of cryopreservation media can affect the optimal thawing profile, viability, and function. ThawSTAR instruments will undergo custom tuning using advanced algorithms for the specific product under development, in order to ensure that the optimal thaw rate and cell health is achieved.

ThawSTAR® CFT2

The StawSTAR CFT2 Cell Thawing System accommodates a 1.8 – 2.0 mL cryogenic vial.


ThawSTAR® CFT1.5

The StawSTAR CFT1.5 Cell Thawing System accommodates a 1.5 mL cryogenic vial.


ThawSTAR® AT6

ThawSTAR AT6 Transport and Thawing System for AT-Closed Vial improves the overall handling of biosamples by combining the 6ml AT-Closed Vial technology with BioLife Solutions’ breakthrough ThawSTAR Cell Thawing System.


ThawSTAR® CFT2

Cell Thawing and Transport System for Optimal Thaw Rate

The ThawSTAR CFT2 Thawing System replaces non-standard manual methods with controlled profile thawing and can be leveraged early in the R&D phase and scaled into commercial manufacturing and point of care.

The ThawSTAR CFT2 Thawing System for vials is the larger of two portable thawing solutions. It can hold a 1.8 – 2 mL mL cryogenic vial and has a fill volume of 0.8 – 1.5 mL.

ThawSTAR® CFT2 Cell Thawing System

ThawSTAR® CFT2 Transporter

ThawSTAR® CFT2 Vial Compatibility

Part Number: AST-601
Dimensions: 11.0 cm x 14.5 cm (5.7 in x 4.3 in)
Color: White
Capacity: 1.8 – 2.0 mL cryogenic vial
Vial Compatibility: Compatible with major vial manufacturers
Fill Volume: 0.8 – 1.5 mL
Thawing Time: Less than three minutes
Compliance: CE mark (EMC and Safety), EN 60601-1-2, EN 61010-1, RoHS, WEEE
Voltage: US, EU, UK
Part Number: AST-602
Dimensions: 11.4 x 15.0 cm (4.5 x 6.0 in)
Color: Blue
Dry Ice ~150g
Holding Temperature <-70°C
Holding Time > 1 hour
Manufacturer Vial Description Catalog number Capacity
Nunc Biobanking and Cell Culture Cryogenic Tubes 375418 1.8mL
Nunc Biobanking and Cell Culture Cryogenic Tubes 347627 1.8mL
VWR Cryogenic Vials with Closures (not for LN2) 89094-806 2.0mL
Greiner bio-one Cryo, 2mL PPNINT, BLU CAP 121279 2.0mL
Argos Tech Polarsafe CRY02C 2.0mL
Corning Corning 430659 1.8mL

ThawSTAR CFT2 IOP Qualification Packet

Comprehensive qualification documentation and testing accessories. Step-by-Step IOPQ protocol and summary report templates. Based on GxP industry standards and the GAMP® 5 methodology.

Designed to build on current industry best practices, the IOPQ Packet for ThawSTAR CFT2 System can help improve compliance under GxP regulations with the aim of reducing costs and increasing efficiency.

The IOPQ Packet includes more than 100 pages of documentation and testing tool accessories to facilitate functional (“Black Box”) testing of the instrument. Integration of ThawSTAR CFT2 Transporter during the qualification process is optional, and depends on your “intended use”. Protocol templates are customizable to meet organizational needs. Appendices, data sheets, and other support documents are all included in one complete binder.

Part Number: AST-614

Contents Include:

  • Protocol Body section to capture the purpose, scope and strategy for qualifying the instrument
  • Sub-sections to record references, your organization’s SOPs, protocol execution requirements and overall qualification procedures
  • Qualification personnel, equipment, and material documentation forms
  • IOPQ Data Sheets
  • Qualification Packet Overview, Execution Deviation Form Template, and Qualification Summary Report Template

ThawSTAR® CFT1.5 Cell Thawing System

Part Number: AST-631
Dimensions: 11.0 cm x 14.5 cm (5.7 in x 4.3 in)
Color: White
Capacity: 1.5 mL cryogenic vial
Vial Compatibility: Nalgene® 5000-1020
Fill Volume: 0.5 – 1.5 mL
Thawing Time: Less than three minutes
Compliance: CE mark (EMC and Safety), EN 60601-1-2, EN 61010-1, RoHS, WEEE
Voltage: US, EU, UK

ThawSTAR® CFT1.5 Transporter

Part Number: AST-632
Dimensions: 11.4 x 15.0 cm (4.5 x 6.0 in)
Color: Purple
Dry Ice ~150g
Holding Temperature <-70°C
Holding Time >1 hour

ThawSTAR® AT6 Cell Thawing Instrument

Part Number: AST-700
Dimensions: 11.0 cm x 14.5 cm (5.7 in x 4.3 in)
Color: White
Capacity: 6.0 mL AT-Closed Vial®
Vial Compatibility: Aseptic Technologies
Fill Volume: 2.0 – 6.0 mL
Thawing Temperature: 37°C, or custom setting
Thawing Time: Approximately 3 – 8 minutes
Compliance: CE mark (EMC and Safety), EN 60601-1-2, EN 61010-1, RoHS, WEEE
Voltage: US, EU, UK

ThawSTAR® AT6 Transporter

Part Number: AST-701
Dimensions: 20.0 x 16.0 x 16.0 cm (7.8 x 6.3 x 6.3 in)
Color: Blue
Dry Ice: ~250 g
Holding Temperature: < -70°C
Holding Time: > 1 hour