These new microbanks offer advanced presentation of up to 80 vials. The mixed coloured vials are supplied in a plastic freezer box, manufactured from durable plastic to help withstand the demands of everyday use. The freezer box comes with a see-through lid and number located printed screen to keep track of the individual vials.
Each vial contains approximately 25 sterile coloured beads (single colour) and the specially formulated cryopreservative solution. The specially treated beads are of a porous nature allowing microorganisms to readily adhere on to the bead surface. After inoculation, the vials are kept at -70°C for extended storage.
When a fresh culture is required, a single bead is easily removed from the vial and used to directly inoculate a suitable culture medium. The unique 2D barcodes on the box and vials provide you with a freezer safe, non-erasable label that can be scanned into your Laboratory Information System with ease. This feature not only removes the risk of transcription errors but has the added advantage of making retrieval from the freezer a simple task.