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The Netherlands: Sample Handling Increase Your Sample Processing with Controlled Multi Rack Sample Thawing

Editor: Alexander Stark

The new rack thawing station SPL Guard Florida is the fastest rack thawing solution on the market, SPL Guard states.

The SPL Guard Florida can thaw up to ten racks in as little as nine minutes.
The SPL Guard Florida can thaw up to ten racks in as little as nine minutes.
(Source: SPL Guard)

Lelystad/The Netherlands — With the SPL Guard Florida, researchers can thaw multiple racks at once in a controlled setting, keeping up with the ever-increasing need to process samples faster while maintaining sample integrity. The solution can thaw up to ten racks in as little as nine minutes and can be used as a stand-alone system or integrated into a robotic workstation like a liquid handler. When the SPL Guard Florida is fully loaded with racks, it can thaw samples 60 percent faster than any other instrument on the market, the company claims. The SPL Guard Florida can also thaw samples at a consistent rate and temperature, guaranteeing sample quality and sample integrity for downstream research.

The device has seven fans (150 cfm of air power) that are used to thaw frozen samples quickly and reproducibly. No excess input of heat, calibration, or maintenance is required. The large, custom-configurable thawing surface can hold up to ten ANSI/SLAS format racks, and the holders can be used to position racks in portrait or landscape orientation or a combination of both. Next to that several adapters are available for centrifuge or sample collection tubes.

When using the SPL Guard Florida to thaw samples, researchers can reduce uneven thawing to less than 20 percent per rack. According to SPL, for other instruments in the market, uneven thawing rates of more than 50 percent typically happen.

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