Slide-Cassette Storage Unit
Stores cassettes and slide drawers separately
Surgipath, Redmond, Ill, introduces its new, modular Slide-Cassette Storage Unit engineered and designed specifically for short- and long-term storage of microscope slides and paraffin-embedded cassettes. The modular design allows for stacking cassette and slide drawers into a single unit or segregated such that cassette storage and slide storage are completely separate. A base with lockable casters provides mobility to the unit should it become necessary to move the unit in the laboratory or to a storage area. The unit features multidrawer cassette/slide storage, an optional caster base (four casters, front two are lockable), robust construction, metal finger pulls, label insets on drawers, special plastic on rail inserts, and a work/organizer tray. The unit can be used in any laboratory that stores microscope slides or Histology case blocks.
Surgipath Medical Industries Inc
Compact and stackable
Helmer, Noblesville, Ind, launches its new i.Series® and Horizon Series™ undercounter refrigerators. Models are available for the laboratory/pharmacy and blood bank. The compact units can be placed under the counter, used freestanding, and can be stacked together. They feature temperature uniformity with quick recovery and a bacteria-resistant powder coating. i.Series models include the i.Center Integrated Monitoring System, and Horizon Series models include an alarm/monitoring system built into the door. The unit has an interior volume of 5 cubic feet with a standard configuration of two shelves (laboratory/pharmacy) or two drawers (blood bank). Additional options include: an interior light, swivel casters, roll-out baskets, a stainless steel interior/exterior, and a glass door.
BioCision LLC, San Diego, introduces its new portable sample storage device for extended, safe benchtop cooling and freezing without the need for ice. The CoolBox System is ideal for all-day cooling or freezing and transporting samples without compromising temperature. The system works with rechargeable cooling or freezing gel modules, dry ice, ice, and liquid nitrogen, and can provide extended portable cooling or freezing, allowing for easy, compact benchtop cooling and freezing for up to 10 hours with one gel module and unlimited cooling by module switching. It also provides portable snap-freezing at the bench without alcohol slurry and enables portable freezing at either -78°C or -25°C for up to 5 hours using only 200 cc of dry ice.