Cryogenics

Welcome to Camlab's comprehensive list of blogs on the exciting and ever-evolving field of Cryogenics. As a leading supplier of laboratory equipment, we understand the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in this fascinating area of research. Our collection of blogs covers a range of topics, from the properties and applications of liquid nitrogen to the latest trends in Cryogenics lab equipment. Whether you're a researcher, scientist or simply curious about this field, our blogs provide a wealth of information and insights to keep you informed and engaged. So, sit back, relax and explore our comprehensive list of Cryogenics blogs - brought to you by Camlab, your trusted partner in laboratory supplies.

Camlab Range of cryogenic storage

Camlab's range of Cryogenic boxes

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The NEW Controlled Rate Freeze Thaw from Grant Instruments

Grant have introduced the new Controlled Rate Freeze Thaw (CRFT), which is a liquid nitrogen and cryogen free controlled rate freeze and thaw system for cryopreservation in a wide range of applications.

Cryopreservation is a process where biological materials such as cells, tissues or organs are frozen to preserve the materials for an extended period of time.

Benchtop Freezer
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Bring your Freezer onto your Bench Top

Transporting chilled chemicals and organic material between laboratories and building is always a concern. However, due to limited space, most laboratories find this a necessary part of routine procedures. This can have a detrimental effect on the reagents and biological material due to the effects of temperature fluctuation on stability. Cold boxes (mini-freezers) are an alternative, desi...
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Can I use EDTA Blood Collection Vacutainers in a -80 Freezer?

A vacutainer blood collection tube is a sterile glass or plastic tube with a closure that is evacuated to create a vacuum inside the tube facilitating the draw of a predetermined volume of liquid. Most commonly used to draw a blood sample directly from the vein, these also are used to collect urine samples. Vacutainer tubes may contain additives designed to stabilize and preserve the specime...

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The Importance of Inventory Sytems within a Liquid Nitrogen Freezer

Liquid Nitrogen freezers used for maintaining cells in the gas phase of the nitrogen, must be designed to ensure that heat input from the access opening does not compromise the temperature at the top of the gradient. In addition to the required insulating properties of the units, narrow access openings minimize warming during storage and retrieval activities. The depth of liquid nitro...

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Facts you need to know when handling liquid nitrogen

Before handling liquid nitrogen its important you understand the basic properties so you can take the necessary precautions to avoid a disaster!  PROPERTIES: 1) It is extremely cold: 77.3K = -196C = -320F at atmospheric pressure. This can cause severe frost bite. 2) On vaporization it expands by a factor of 700; one liter of liquid nitrogen becomes 24.6 cubic feet of nitrogen gas. ...
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How can I keep my samples cool on the benchtop?

The Isofreeze® colour changing racks available form Camlab are manufactured with a gel-filled center section that uses temperature-dependent color-change material, green to yellow or purple to pink. There is a dramatic change to a contrasting color at 7°C, so you can use this indicator to determine when the temperature of the rack, or even a single well, is rising to above standard refr...

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How do I maximise the use of my freezer space when storing samples?

Learning to organize the space within your ultra-low temerature freezers can help you avoid handling and retrieval problems with your biological samples. Organizing your freezer space can make your work procedures more efficient and even reduce the over-all investment cost in your laboratory equipment. An organized freezer is cost efficient. You can reduce the number of freezers required ...

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Low Cost Storage at Low Low Temperatures

Camlab offer a range of CARDBOARD cryogenic storage boxes for low temperature storage of tubes and vials.           So what are the advantages of choosing cardboard?   Low cost and low weight reduces freight costs temperature resistant down to liquid nitrogen   boxes are available with a water repellant or water resist...

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Can you use a pipette at liquid nitrogen temperatures?

Yes is the answer. There are special purpose pipettes available from Camlab that can be frozen down to -196°C. Made from transparent inert, low intensity polyethylene. There are two types available, 0.5ml and 1.3ml. Main Features: Shatter-proof, reduces risk of contamination and safety hazards from broken glass as with many standard pipettes. These LDPE plastic pipettes are made of non...

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