The Euro Tissue bank based at Beverwijk just north of Amsterdam in Holland is the result of an amalgamation of three existing banks: the skin bank founded for the treatment of burns in 1976, the cornea bank and the heart valve bank - both started some ten years later.
The three organisations merged this January and our Dutch distributor has been chosen as their partner of choice for cryogenic needs. Cryo Solutions recently supplied and commissioned a complete new cryogenic installation consisting of an outside bulk tank, vacuum insulated pipe connecting it to two 400L mini tanks which are connected in turn to bio storage vessels. A liquid nitrogen pressure tank feeds the Planer 560 controlled rate freezers which are used mainly for cryo preserving skin.
The whole suite is managed by a panel which allows central management and can be accessed and controlled through a touchscreen.