The Problem Plaguing Biorepositories
Biorepositories provide mission-critical infrastructure for preserving biospecimens that are essential to supporting research purposes around the globe. Continuous, safe storage of high-value biological sample assets requires a significant, ongoing investment to support ultra-low temperature (ULT) cooling applications, as a primary preservation method for storing temperature-sensitive specimens and biological products at scale.
What is a Biorepository?
A Biorepository is a facility that’s primary function is to collect, process, store and distribute biological samples (such as urine, tissue, cells, DNA and RNA from living organisms) for use in third party research institutions. Biorepositories provide mission-critical infrastructure for preserving biospecimens that are essential to supporting research purposes around the globe.
The total cost to own and operate a conventional ultra-low freezer is more than triple its annualized purchase cost.For conventional compressor-based ULT freezers, the real cost of operating a biobank adds up to more than you might think. Strategic ULT buyers look at the long term investment by analyzing the sum of the initial capital cost, plus energy consumption, floor space and ongoing maintenance with expected compressor replacement cost. And the more power that is consumed by biobanks, the more heat that is rejected into your facility. This adds as much as 50% more energy cost to run your building HVAC system and remove that excess heat. Whether your ULT biorepository stores frozen tissue samples, DNA, biological products, cells or human specimens from cancer research studies, consider the additional facility infrastructure and storage requirements needed to operate your biobank at optimal efficiency and reliability to maintain the integrity of tissue samples and specimens throughout your biorepository.
- Electrical power distribution and switchgear
- Backup power generation and liquid nitrogen backup systems
- IT network, building management system or other ULT freezer monitoring systems
Reduce biorepository ULT operating costs, infrastructure and carbon footprint, while assuring the safety of your biological specimen collection
The Solution to Biorepository ChallengesWhat if you could lower your freezer biobank total cost of ownership by up to 40%, while shrinking your operating carbon footprint? By replacing your legacy, compressor-based units with Stirling Ultracold upright ULT freezers, you can lower energy costs up to 75% while reducing HVAC, infrastructure, backup power and maintenance process with associated costs. Many Stirling Ultracold customers also qualify for utility and institutional energy incentive rebates for even more savings when they buy our ENERGY STAR®-certified SU780XLE upright ULT.
Store more samples in a smaller footprint to reduce floor space costs and more
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