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Helping scientists & the medical profession look after cells

For over forty years, we have been helping hospitals, research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and the IVF industry with the safe storage and preservation of medical and biological specimens.

We work closely with scientists and the medical profession to understand their requirements and to develop and source high quality, reliable equipment that conforms to ISO and Medical Device standards and, where appropriate, assist with compliance including 21 CFR Pt 11.

 

We specialise in providing:

So, if you feel we can help, please do get in touch.

 

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  • Repeated freezing and thawing on human sperm DNA fragmentation

    There will be general interest in experiments described by Dr L Thomson and others in their paper using one of our Kryo 10 controlled rate freezers. The paper (published in Fertility and Sterility) looks at cryopreservation of human spermatozoa in liquid nitrogen - an established routine in ART - first introduced in the 1960s. Past studies have reported on the motility, vitality,

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  • MARKEN, leading supply chain logistics company, installs Planer monitoring system

    Serving clients for thirty-five years, Marken is uniquely dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences. As it exclusively serves the life sciences industry, its global depot network, infrastructure, team of experts and procedures are all acutely focused on the challenges that sample management for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and clinical research organisations can bring. Temperature controlled solutions include active and passive thermo-regulated

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  • British Ambassador visits CTI Biotech Lab

    The photo shows Prof Colin McGuckin explaining the role of the Planer controlled rate freezer in his cancer research project during the visit of the British Ambassador to his Lab in December. Colin and Dr Nico Forraz, of CTI Biotech, are currently pioneering pre clinical research for children with cerebral palsy, cleft palate and other birth disorders, specialising in developing

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  • Viability and Function (Potency) of Cryopreserved Haematopoeitic Progenitor Cells. Quality Issues in Clinical Use.

    Dr Mike Watts of UCL Hospital London is using a Planer Kryo 560-16 to evaluate the association between viability and function of cryopreserved HPCs according to freeze rate used. Non-viable cells are routinely detected by an increase in cell permeability and resultant staining with dyes such as trypan blue or 7AAD. These tests however cannot be informative on the functional

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  • A Practical Guide to Selecting Gametes and Embryos

    A book published by consultant Prof Markus Montag will be of interest to embryologists worldwide. The book "A Practical Guide to Selecting Gametes and Embryos" provides a user-friendly text of processes that can be effectively and easily used in the lab. In the book, published by CRC Press, Markus and his panel highlight proven selection strategies and emphases the importance

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