How can I label and identify my samples even in extreme temperatures?

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How can I label and identify my samples even in extreme temperatures?

The team at Brady have developed a range of extremely durable and printable labels for quick identification of laboratory samples, even when working with liquid nitrogen or autoclaves.

Brady’s range of tough labels for sample identification can be used on simple handheld printers like the BMP21-Lab


“These labels have been engineered to stay attached to samples even when frozen with liquid nitrogen or heated in an autoclave. The ink used to print them can resist chemicals typically used in laboratories to ensure their legibility and to avoid sample loss” said Tugba Sert, EMEA Product Manager at Brady.

“When lesser quality labels become detached or illegible after exposure to chemicals, samples can become unidentifiable and unusable for further research. The average cost of losing one sample has been calculated, in a clinical lab setting, at 550 Euro. To prevent this from happening, Brady scientists and engineers set out to discover new label constructions to ensure sample traceability for life.”

“Brady laboratory label materials resist extreme temperatures and can withstand chemicals commonly used in laboratories. Brady created user-friendly label formats for its lab labels to easily identify vials, tubes, slides, straws and tissue casettes. In the right conditions these engineered label constructions can even be applied to already frozen samples”

The researchers at Brady have published a white paper titled “Sample Certainty” detailing their point of view and outlining the governmental and regulatory requirements for sample traceability. Technical data sheets are also available on Brady’s laboratory labels showing the results of their extensive testing. For a copy of the white paper or any data sheets just contact us using the form below.

In addition to the huge range of materials, shapes and sizes of labels Brady offer easy to use printers in portable or benchtop formats and with options such as additional software for more complex applications.

Why not tell us more about your sample labeling requirements here.

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