BioStore™ IIIv -80°C Automated Storage System

BioStore™ IIIv is a space efficient automated freezer which can be used for a wide range of applications and inventory types, designed by combining the advanced automation technologies and user interface from Brooks Life Sciences with the performance of the Chart Vario freezers

  • Accommodates a wide range of labware
  • Can hold over 120,000 1.0ml FluidX tubes
  • Sample retrieval in under 60 seconds
  • LIMS connectivity

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  • Industry-first -80°C LN2 refrigerated automated storage system with inventory control including 21-CFR-11 reporting, BioStore™ IIIv automated sample storage system combines Brooks’ advanced automated sample management technology with the industry-leading performance of Chart® Vario™ LN2 freezers
  • The system offers best-in-class sample security, data management, and inventory control
  • Complete sample protection with innovative design to prevents the transient sample warming events that usually occur during sample retrieval from typical -80°C mechanical storage systems
  • The BioStore™ IIIv System provides maximum biosample collection protection combined with cost-effective -80°C LN2 automated storage
  • The system is a perfect fit for biobank customers with high-value, temperature-sensitive samples
  • The BioStore™ IIIv System protects irreplaceable sample assets with the security and efficiencies of LN2 storage while providing all the benefits of automated storage at -80°C
Key Features
  • Can be set to a desired temperature between -20°C and -150°C*
  • Insulating tower temperature protection for non-targeted boxes
  • Extended hold time compared to mechanical freezers in emergency situations
  • Ergonomically designed for simple user experience and minimized injury risk
  • Superior user interface for easy operation and inventory documentation
  • Simple, accurate and documented inventory management to the vial level
  • Secure username and password access for full traceability
  • Library management is an option, allowing the freezer to be partitioned into libraries with user defined access control
  • LIMS integration and reporting options to enhance existing storage and tracking infrastructure
  • Holds more than 120,000 1.0ml FluidX tubes or 63,000 2.0ml FluidX tubes
  • Use with a variety of labware types including cryoboxes, SBS racks
  • Sample retrieval in less than 60 seconds
  • Automatic retrieval of samples through a touchscreen interface

*Temperature variation is +/- 6°C due to thermocouple variation and thermal loading

  • Innocent sample protection: insulated tower prevents sample warming of targeted and non-targeted tubes when a source rack is removed from the system
  • Secure: access and defined libraries can be restricted to preauthorized users
  • Disaster protection: extended sample hold-time during unplanned disasters or emergencies is 16 times longer than typical mechanical freezers
  • Qualification services: IQ/OQ/PQ available to meet regulatory requirements
Technical specifications
Parameter Value
Capacity storage locations 630 2in cryoboxes or equivalent
1.0ml FluidX tubes 123,480
2.0ml FluidX tubes 63,000
Box level retrieval speed approximately 60 seconds
Labware types cryoboxes, SBS racks*
Static holding time vapor 4 days of hold time from -80°C to -60°C
Electrical 110v/220v
Empty freezer weight 114 lbs/ft2
Full freezer weight 3,721lbs/1,691kg
Maximum floor load 114lbs/ft2 (4.8kg/m2) (based on full system weight)
LN2 connection type 1/2” (NPT female fitting to existing vacuum jacket line)
LN2 supply pressure (open valve) 22-35 psig/1.52-2.41bar
LN2 evaporation rate/day (nominal) 12-14l/day
Warranty 1 year (includes onsite service, travel, and spare parts)
(preventative maintenance and wear parts not included)
Other installation & operator training included

*Labware should be validated with Brooks