Controlled-Rate Freezing

Controlled-rate freezing is the method of slowly freezing cells or samples to long-term storage temperatures, around -80°C while maintaining viability. Non-controlled options like liquid nitrogen can cause contamination and damage from ice crystals; inconsistent results are also an issue when preserving many samples with this technique. Preserving precious cells in a controlled manner will prevent many issues stemming later on and BioTools partners with Azenta Life Sciences and Strex to provide manual and automated controlled-rate freezing solutions.