CryoGene’s validated laboratory information system has been exclusively designed, developed and implemented for the sole purpose of reliable, secure storage and retrieval of biological specimens. Workability allows clients to incorporate unique requirements for individual storage protocols. The system’s software constantly monitors your samples. This validated methodology maximizes the effectiveness of the process while minimizing error potential.
Using our encrypted, web-based application, with its relational database support, clients have the ability to monitor the location and disposition of their samples remotely and securely 24/7. All systems are developed, validated, periodically reviewed and audited as part of our ongoing Quality Assurance (QA) program.
The most effective means of preserving biological material from degradation is freezing and storing at low-temperatures. Cryo-preservation is used throughout the biological and biomedical research community as the standard for accomplishing sample integrity. The most important element of a low-temperature storage system is ensuring a steady state temperature below a minimum critical threshold (MCT) established by the client.
You are assured that specimens stored at CryoGene adhere to the MCT at all times. Only new state of the science freezer/LN2 units are used at Cryogene. Superb temperature uniformity and monitoring throughout our cryo-preservation system creates 100% storage efficiency with an auditable cryo “chain of custody” for all QA requirements. From initiation of sample transportation to returning samples to the client, our experienced staff follows strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all phases of sample transportation, inventorying, storage, monitoring and retrieval
CryoGene’s campus facilities have a multilayer 24-hour security system using the latest technology. The campus, each individual facility, internal sample storage repository areas as well as individual freezers are accessible only to authorized personnel. Using video and state-of-the-art biometric scanning technology linked to our computer system, approved staff have access only to assigned areas. Samples are constantly monitored for variation in the temperature range required to maintain their minimum critical threshold (MCT). While malfunctions and system failures are extremely rare, the team will be alerted prior to any materials reaching their MCT. The computer monitoring system immediately notifies multiple staff members then directs them to the system in question for immediate attention and resolution of the issue. A log of all action taken to resolve the alert is completed and documented into the unit’s permanent record.
Alternately, clients may be alerted as to the problem via smart phone or email in real time. Backup pre-cooled cryopreservation units are available if transfer of specimens from a failing freezer unit is required. All critical equipment and computer hardware is backed up with uninterrupted power supply (UPS) units and onsite generators. A new high efficiency 8000 gallon LN2 storage tank is onsite to auto-fill all LN2 tanks. The multiple generators and bulk LN2 storage tank assures our clients of uninterrupted service virtually indefinitely in the event of a natural disaster.