BioStore™ II -80°C Automated Storage System

BioStore™ II is the only automated sample management and biological storage system that provides flexible, modular solutions with the security and reliability which can precisely fit the biobank customer’s needs

  • Can accommodate 70,000 to over 10 million tubes
  • Fits the widest range of labware in a single store
  • Dynamic storage shelving
  • Highly customizable
  • The BioStore™ II is a -80°C biological storage system that improves sample quality with highly controlled cold-chain and inventory management
  • The BioStore™ II system's HD storage trays and multi-pitch shelving maximize storage density to offer storage efficiency and incredible storage density
  • BioStore™ II’s decoupled robotics allow for targeted access and servicing while the rest of the system remains operational maximizing system uptime
  • Trained users can handle first level service issues and access to the system in case of emergency
  • The proven BioStore™ II system provides the highest throughput, for optimum sample availability
  • Brooks is the preferred storage partner to the world’s top biotechnology companies and the leader in automated biosample storage
Key Features
  • System sizing: a wide range of capacity options are available from 70,000 to over 10 million tubes
  • Labware flexibility and adaptability: handles the widest range of labware available in a single store, including cryovials, SBS formatted tubes, SBS plates and more
  • Functional modules: allow for customization to meet your needs today and can be modified to meet your future needs
  • High-density storage: reformatting labware to proprietary HD storage racks can more than double storage capacity compared to SBS formatted storage
  • Multi-pitch shelving: dynamic storage shelving maximizes storage density; a sample imaging module captures barcodes, labware type and heights to assure an optimal storage location
  • Easy to use: no special expertise required to operate the system

BioStore™ II System maintains sample integrity by keeping innocent (unpicked) samples at storage temperature throughout the picking process. Other quality assurance features include:

  • Sample security: redundant refrigeration circuits and backup LN2 capability are standard, and help maintain consistent sample temperature in case of catastrophic power outage
  • -80°C picking modules: can pick cohorts of tubes and maintain non-targeted, ‘innocent’ samples at -80°C until requested by user
  • Temperature homogeneity: by placing the evaporators above all samples, the temperature remains constant throughout the storage environment
  • Minimized thermal disruption: a passive tile wall insulates the storage compartment and allows for rapid sample access; less than 1% of the wall surface area is opened when samples are retrieved, ensuring innocent samples are not exposed to unnecessary temperature cycling
Intuitive, easy to use, fully featured Strata™ Sample Management Software

Easy to use interface

  • Intuitive, information-rich display permits operation with no special training
  • Customizable to optimize everyday usage, and support application-specific workflows

High performance and reliability

  • Provides full order control including drag-and-drop order prioritization
  • Optimizes throughput through more efficient batch workflows and order decomposition

Seamless IT integration

  • Flexible deployment options include active directory integration and encrypted system access passwords
  • LIMS options include Web services API, database, and file-based integration
  • Accessibility is highly configurable with definable user roles

Sample security and remote access

  • Lifetime inventory and environmental tracking enabling sample chain of custody and audit trail reports
  • Data is accessible from any location using laptop, tablet, or web-enabled devices

System data logging and automation interface

  • Performance tracking assures reliability and enables remote diagnostics and troubleshooting
  • Enables easy integration with external automation for fully integrated end-to-end processing solutions

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Integration with BioStudies™ Sample Data System

  • Strata™ seamlessly integrates with the Brooks’ BioStudies™ data management platform
  • This robust, user-configurable solution connects sample inventory information with consent, phenotypic, and clinical data
  • Gives customers a single tool that supports the management of sample collections within population and research-based studies

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Technical specifications
Model Dimensions (L x W x H) Capacity*
BioStore™ II SingleBank B2-C26-H10 5.7 x 2.8 x 2.8m
(18'8" x 9'2" x 9'2")
BioStore™ II TwinBank B2-C52-H10 7.4 x 3.0 x 2.8m
(24'3" x 9'10" x 9'2")
BioStore™ II QuadBank B2-C104-H10 12.8 x 3.0 x 2.8m
(41'12" x 9'10" x 9'2")

*Calculated for a FluidX 0.7ml with jacket tube type

Please contact us to discuss your specific storage labware and capacity requirements