Azenta, announced the launch of the BioArc Ultra, an automated solution for high-density, eco-friendly ultracold sample management, designed to provide a new level of performance for large-scale sample management.

The BioArc Ultra delivers operational efficiency benefits, including footprint, labor, and electricity cost savings as compared to other commercially available systems, while enabling customers to further their global carbon emissions reduction goals, the company says. 

The BioArc Ultra features an eco-friendly cooling system utilizing natural air rather than manufactured, ozone-depleting refrigerants, enabling a zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and zero global warming potential (GWP), two factors that are key to sustainability needs and initiatives within life sciences industries and applications. The eco-friendly refrigeration technology also reduces electric power consumption by 70% with a similar reduction in storage system footprint (compared to other commercially available manual options for similar storage capacity).

“We are proud to launch the BioArc Ultra, a breakthrough solution that offers countless economic and environmental sustainability benefits to our customers across the sample management landscape,” says Dean Montano, senior product manager for Azenta’s Automated Storage Solutions. “We have always maintained the belief that automation is the key to best-in-class sample management in terms of sample security, collection visibility, and efficient operations, and the Ultra takes our portfolio of offerings in this category to the next frontier.”

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The BioArc Ultra is now available for order and is featured at the Azenta exhibit booth at Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) 2024 International Conference.

Featured image: The BioArc Ultra automated solution. Photo: Azenta