Transport and Cell Thawing System

The ThawSTAR CFT2 Thawing System replaces unstandardized 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. 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 Transporter is a portable solution for the handling and transport of frozen vials from long-term storage in vapor phase liquid nitrogen or in a -80°C freezer to downstream processing with the ThawSTAR Automated Thawing Instrument. ThawSTAR Transporter protects cells from transient warming events during transport to ensure maximum cell health.

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Item description

ThawSTAR® CFT2 Cell Thawing System

Product Catalog

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

ThawSTAR® CFT2 Transporter

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

ThawSTAR® Instrument Power Supply and Adaptor

Part Number: AST-606

ThawSTAR® CFT2 IOPQ Packet

Part Number: AST-614
Dimensions: Instrument: 11.0 cm x 14.5 cm (5.7 in x 4.3 in) / Transporter: 11.4 x 15.0 cm (4.5 x 6.0 in)
Color: White
IOPQ Packet 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® CFT2 Vial Compatibility

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

For research or further manufacturing use.