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June 17, 2012

BioCision Announces the Launch of New CoolBox™ Technology

CoolBox XT Set to Preview at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting

 

LARKSPUR, Calif. – June 16, 2012 – BioCision LLC, a leader in advanced temperature management of biomedical samples, will be offering a sneak preview of their latest product, the CoolBox XT, at the American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, being held in San Francisco June 17-22.

 

Expanding on innovative benchtop CoolBox technology, the CoolBox XT workstations are designed for extended ice-free cooling (up to 18 hours) and include CoolRack modules that are compatible with automation platforms.  This patent-pending technology does not require power, allowing it to be used in the laboratory as an alternative to the ice bucket, eliminating ice-related issues such as sample degradation due to contamination.  It can also serve as a portable sample transport device.

 

“Our new CoolBox XT technology addresses laboratory demands for extended cooling technology that provides the temperature of ice, without the intrinsic problems that come with its use,” said Rolf Ehrhardt, CEO, BioCision. “The CoolBox XT workstation outperforms currently available systems based on its extended cooling and freezing times, independence from power, and unique size options.”

 

The CoolBox XT will be displayed at BioCision booth #1240 and will be available for purchase in July.

 

About CoolBox XT

CoolBox XT workstations are portable, benchtop cooling systems that maintain a variety of samples at cooling, freezing, or ultra-cold temperatures for hours. Additional features include:

  • A cooling cartridge providing the temperature of ice (0-4 ° C) for up to 18 hours
  • A freezing cartridge that maintains a temperature of -20 ° C also will be available
  • Also suitable for use with dry ice or LN2 for compact, portable snap-freezing
  • Reusable cartridges
  • Modular CoolRack inserts are sized for automation and compatibility with robotic platforms
  • To register for more information regarding the CoolBox XT, visit http://www.biocision.com/CoolBox-XT/

About BioCision

BioCision’s mission is to standardize pre-analytical sample handling. They develop novel products that eliminate variability in common, often-overlooked, laboratory procedures. Their products are marketed globally and are widely used by the leading institutions in the biotech, pharmaceutical, clinical, diagnostic, academic and government scientific community. BioCision’s products include CoolRack®, CoolSink and ThermalTray laboratory tube and plate temperature standardizing modules, CoolBox ice-free benchtop coolers, CoolCell® alcohol-free cell freezing containers and TruCool accessories and consumables.

 

About ASM

The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology. The mission of the Academy is to recognize scientific excellence, as well as foster knowledge and understanding in the microbiological sciences. A full list of Academy colloquia reports can be found at  http://academy.asm.org/colloquia. For more information about the American Society for Microbiology, visit http://www.asm.org.

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