Storage and Preservation

For access or consultation: Dr. Kim DeWeerd 591-8831 or kdeweerd@albany.edu

The Molecular Core has two New Brunswick Innova U535 -80 °C freezers, one Revco Ultima II -80 °C freezer, one Kenmore full size -25 °C freezer and a Kenmore refrigerator/freezer.

Purpose:
Many biological samples including cells, reactions, tissues, reagents, etc. require storage at temperatures at 4 °C, -25 °C -or 80 °C.

Specific Description:
Each -80°C freezer has two compressors to achieve the low temperatures, a side vent to release vacuum before opening and an alarm system that sounds when the freezer’s temperature is above -70 °C.