Biospecimen Repository Service - Equipment

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The Biospecimen Repository essential processing and storage equipment includes the following:

  • Three (3) -80 upright freezers with deluxe electronic remote alarms
  • -20 freezer
  • Six (6) Liquid nitrogen storage units
  • Four (4) portable liquid nitrogen flasks
  • Portable dry ice cooler
  • Refrigerator
  • Two (2) biosafety cabinets
  • Three (3) tabletop centrifuges
  • Microfuge
  • TMA storage cabinet
  • Glass slide and paraffin block storage cabinets
  • Data entry stations, including seven (7) computers, three (3) barcode stations, faxes, printers, labelers

Equipment shared with the Histology and Imaging Shared Resource includes the following:

  • Sakura VIP 5-tissue processor
  • Tissue Tek embedding center
  • Sakura DRS slide stainer
  • Sakura SCA film coverslipper
  • Three (3) Leica/Reichert-Jung paraffin microtomes
  • Two (2) Leica/Reichert-Jung cryostats