The GRCF Biorepository & Cell Center takes the following measures to ensure the safety of your specimens:
Replicate aliquots are stored in separate freezers.
Because the quality and viability of the specimen is directly related to the way in which temperature and alarms are monitored, we use continuously alarmed equipment to protect the integrity of the specimen itself.
Every piece of storage equipment that houses specimens of the GRCF Cell Center & Biorepository has an internal alarm, an external alarm, and an in-person monitoring plan.
Storage equipment is routinely validated for temperature consistency, quality monitoring and cold supply.
Every label is equipped with both barcoded and human readable information. Label integrity is validated under extreme conditions.
Disaster contingency plans are in place and routinely tested.
Barcoded specimens and sample tracking are provided using the Freezerworks 4D relational database.
Every box is equipped with an indicator that serves for positional orientation and frozen status.
All samples are store in stainless steel boxes and identified with bar-coded labels are made of a material that is impervious to mechanical trauma and liquid nitrogen.
All inventory information is maintained in a computerized relational database.