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Hamilton and Askion Partner to Provide Cryobiotechnology Automated Sample Management Solutions


Labs now have access to ultra-low temperature systems for biobanking and clinical diagnostics

LEIPZIG, Germany, European Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking Conference, (October 22, 2014) – Hamilton Storage Technologies, an affiliate entity of Hamilton Company, a leading provider in the design and manufacture of liquid handling, process measurement, robotics and storage solutions, and Askion, the partner for modular biobank system solutions to handle and store biological material at highest quality standards in different sample formats at storage temperatures less than -150°C, today announced a partnership to combine expertise in robotic automation at ultra-low and cryopreservation temperatures.  

This partnership makes it possible to introduce the Askion C-line® cryopreservation portfolio to several new markets, including North America and South America. The C-line system provides semi and fully automated storage and retrieval processes in temperatures below -100 °C and features a cryogenic work area with an uninterrupted cooling chain.

“For the biobanking and clinical diagnostic industries, controlled environmental conditions are of utmost importance when storing cryogenic samples,” said Matt Hamilton, President, Hamilton Storage Technologies. “This partnership with Askion allows us to offer solutions that guarantee maximum flexibility for sample storage configuration. As Hamilton Storage Technologies continues to focus on expanding its offering, this partnership is another step in its strategic plan to provide solutions for cryobiotechnology automated sample management.”

“The Askion C-line offers a solution for the safe handling of sample material, management and cryogenic storage of biological material,” said Egon Pfeifer, Managing Director, Marketing and Sales at Askion. “This collaboration will enable Askion to extend the C-line product line to a broader geographic market.”

Hamilton Storage Technologies and Askion will be exhibiting during the European, Middle East and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking Annual Conference, ESBB (Hamilton Storage Technologies Booth #14, Askion Booth #5) in Leipzig, Germany, October 21-24, 2014.

About Askion

ASKION GmbH – is the partner for modular biobank system solutions to handle and storage biological material at highest quality standards in different sample formats at storage temperatures <-150°C. The ASKION C-line® system provides a biobank solution guaranteeing maximum flexibility regarding sample formats and storage configuration. The system can be upgraded from single semi-automated storage systems to a fully automated biobank. It has the distinction of being ice-free, providing an uninterrupted cooling chain and complete recording of data. ASKION has been established 2005 in Gera, Germany. It is privately held company with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certification. For more information, visit www.askion.com.

About Hamilton Storage Technologies

Hamilton Storage Technologies is an affiliate entity of Hamilton Company, a global leader in the design and manufacture of liquid handling, process measurement, robotics and storage solutions, serving customers in academic and private research laboratories, pharmaceutical and clinical diagnostic companies and government institutions. Hamilton maintains headquarters in Reno, Nevada; Franklin, Massachusetts; and Bonaduz, Switzerland, along with subsidiary offices throughout the world. For over 60 years the company has maintained its commitment to building precision and quality into every product. Hamilton is a privately held company with ISO 9001 certification. For more information, visit www.hamilton-storage.com.

C-line is a registered trademark of Askion in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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