Last Updated on January 31, 2024

Cryopreservation is crucial for the long-term storage of precious cell samples in the lab. Still, the process comes with many challenges—freezing too quickly or at an uncontrolled rate can damage these samples and reduce their viability for research after thawing. Controlled-rate freezers address these challenges by freezing samples at a steady, consistent rate. Users can set this rate and the target temperature for a smooth and easy sample freezing process.

Traditionally, controlled-rate freezers use liquid nitrogen to cool samples, which may present cost and space efficiency issues. These freezers often require more monitoring, maintenance, and cleaning. Liquid nitrogen-free controlled-rate freezers, on the other hand, are more adaptable to the dynamic needs and requirements of the contemporary lab. This type of freezer uses cryoprotective agents instead of liquid nitrogen and is more versatile and portable as a result. With less hands-on interaction needed, liquid nitrogen-free controlled-rate freezers allow researchers to focus on freezing samples efficiently and with peace of mind.

The CytoSAVER liquid nitrogen-free controlled-rate freezer ensures precise temperature control during the freezing process, offering an intuitive and user-friendly interface, programmable freezing patterns and temperature set points, and real-time monitoring and reporting. Cell samples can be carefully brought down to a desired temperature in ideal conditions, minimizing the risk of damage and maximizing confidence.

Compact and lightweight, the CytoSAVER provides a sterile internal environment to safeguard samples and mitigate the risk of contamination and features a flexible design with an adjustable capacity ranging from 81 to 171 cryogenic tubes. The CytoSAVER is FDA-compliant, presenting a clear advantage to regulated laboratories.

Strex, in collaboration with LabX, offers a transformative solution in cell and tissue cryopreservation. Click the Download button below to check out our complete whitepaper and learn more about these new cell preservation techniques and tools, or click Request a Demo to meet with one of our representatives and learn about CytoSAVER hands-on.