Autoclavable Cryogenic Vials

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Model Number: NH-02983

Brand: Niche Healthcare


Features & Benefits:

  • Made of medical grade polypropylene; Autoclavable
  • Can be repeatedly frozen and thawed
  • Universal screw threads for use; Self-standing bottom
  • Tubes fit most common rotors and standard 2-inch boxes
  • Gamma radiation sterilized
  • DNase & RNase free, endotoxin free, and human DNA free
  • 81-8204 has a writing area and black graduation mark 81-8154 has black graduation mark
  • Autoclavable to 121℃ and freezable to -86℃




Cryogenic Vials Specifications

Cryogenic Vials Specifications


Cryogenic vials are specialized tubes designed for the long-term storage of biological samples at ultra-low temperatures, typically in liquid nitrogen (-196°C) or ultra-low temperature freezers (-80°C). These vials are crucial for preserving the integrity of samples such as cells, tissues, DNA, RNA, proteins, and other biological molecules over extended periods. Here are some key aspects of cryogenic vials:

  • Material: Cryogenic vials are commonly made from materials such as polypropylene or polyethylene, which are durable, chemically resistant, and capable of withstanding extreme cold temperatures without becoming brittle or cracking. Some vials may have silicone gaskets or O-rings to provide a secure seal and prevent leakage.
  • Design: Cryogenic vials typically have a conical or cylindrical shape, with a screw cap or snap cap closure to provide a secure seal. The caps may feature an external thread for easy handling and sealing, and some may have molded-in alphanumeric grids or writing areas for sample identification and organization. The vials may also be available in various sizes and capacities, ranging from a few milliliters to several milliliters, to accommodate different sample volumes and storage needs.
  • Sterility: Maintaining sterility is essential for cryogenic storage to prevent microbial contamination and preserve sample integrity. Cryogenic vials are often supplied sterile or sterilized through methods such as gamma irradiation or ethylene oxide treatment. Some vials may also be pre-treated with agents like RNase, DNase, and pyrogen inhibitors to ensure sample purity.
  • Safety Features: Cryogenic vials may include safety features such as leak-proof seals, tamper-evident closures, and caps with built-in gaskets or O-rings to prevent sample leakage or evaporation during storage. Additionally, vials may be designed to withstand mechanical stress and resist cracking or breaking, ensuring sample security and integrity during handling and transportation.
  • Compatibility: Cryogenic vials should be compatible with common laboratory equipment and techniques used for sample storage and handling, such as liquid nitrogen tanks, ultra-low temperature freezers, and automated sample handling systems. Vials may be designed to fit standard racks, boxes, or cryoboxes for organized storage and easy retrieval.
  • Quality Control: Quality control measures, including dimensional checks, seal integrity tests, and sample storage stability studies, are essential to ensure the reliability and performance of cryogenic vials. Manufacturers typically adhere to stringent quality standards to produce vials that meet the requirements of research, clinical, and biobanking applications.

Overall, cryogenic vials are indispensable tools for preserving the long-term viability and integrity of biological samples at ultra-low temperatures, making them essential for a wide range of applications in biomedical research, clinical diagnostics, and biobanking. Researchers should select vials that best suit their specific storage requirements, considering factors such as sample type, volume, compatibility, and quality assurance measures.


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