Sample Storage Solutions

Sample Storage

Identification, documentation, long-term storage

Handling hundreds, thousands or even more samples from SARS-CoV-2 in research laboratories requires a systematic approach: Samples need to be collected, vessels be labeled, both combined with additional information, information needs to be documented, vials with samples need to be stored at -80°C for future research purposes.
A reliable sample storage process is mandatory for any further downstream application. It is essential to know where your samples are located, what is filled in which vial and what was done with these samples when and by whom. Learn more about the storage process:

Identify Your Sample – Quickly and Easily

Reliable sample identification – your starting point for good results:

The Eppendorf SafeCode™ system provides prelabeled, barcoded cryovials, also known as cryo vessels, with 3-level coding in multiple formats to safeguard your samples and improve your processes.

Different volume classes (0.5-4 mL) and purity levels enable flexibility for multiple applications.

Eppendorf DataPort provides all relevant vessel information for complete documentation such as certificates, lot number, drawings, and order number - all online.

Manage your barcoded samples with sample management software like eLABJournal.


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Sample ID needed?

Easy and fast sample recognition for safe sample ID by 3-level

  • 1D barcode (side)
  • Clear coding (side)
  • 2D data matrix code with ECC 200 error correction (bottom)

Sorting vials?

  • Up to 96 pre-racked vials for convenient handling

Afraid of losing vials?

  • Lid lock latches ensure safe closing and easy opening of rack for safe storage of sample vials within

Fixing lids?

  • Pre-capped for easy handling and clean conditions

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Scanning multiple vials at once?

  • The RackScan scans complete Cryostorage vial racks from the bottom

Data needed?

  • Different data formats for easy data export


Keep Track of Your Samples and Processes

When storing your samples, it is vital to keep them safe and accessible. Accurate sample labeling by barcoding and proper storage in freezer boxes is only the beginning, you still need to maintain accurate records of the treasures in your freezer and detailed documentation of your working steps.
Safely collect all information about your valuable samples and lab processes in one convenient location with software designed for this purpose.
The eLABJournal platform is an electronic lab notebook with integrated eLABInventory sample management software that enables you to easily track samples and data. Both barcoded vessels and manually-labeled vessels can be integrated for complete organization and management of all your samples.
eLABInventory provides you a sample management system.

Fast sample finding required?

  • Intuitive user interface includes visual inventory browsing for easy handling

Safe documentation needed?

  • Software includes track and trace function for audit trail, GLP compliant sample management software and 21 CFR part 11 compliance for documentation security

Paperwork required?

  • Keep important documentation like certificates easily accessible for each individual vessel

Go digital:

  • Document your working steps, save run protocols, and add further background information to your samples

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Protect What Matters – Safe Storage at -80°C

How much effort did you spend on your samples? Did you ever calculate the value within your ULT freezer? High-value samples can represent an huge monetary investment. Many samples are even irreplaceable.
The CryoCube® F740 series of ULT freezers provides you with safe storage for up to 576 freezer boxes (740 L). Green cooling and efficient insulation are future-proof. Choose between a touch screen or classic display.
For storing fewer samples, further models like the CryoCube F570 series, the personal 101 L freezer, or other volume classes as well as ULT chest freezers are available.

Fast re-access needed?

  • Automatic vent port for fast reopening

80°C mandatory 24/7?

  • Fast pulldown time of just 250 min to - 80°C and fast recovery after door opening back to -80°C

Less force needed?

  • Comfortable door handle for easy opening, supported by our PhysioCare Concept®

Access control required?

  • Personalized electronic access codes, when necessary


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Burdened by unsorted vials?

  • Make your life easier, store your samples in freezer storage boxes within organized metal freezer racks

Which rack fits?

  • Take advantage of the Eppendorf rack configuration tool



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Transform Your ULT Freezer into Smart Storage

It’s 2 a.m. in the morning & and the phone rings...

»There is an alarm in your lab, you‘d better come over…«. That kind of call is not what you want to hear. Benefit from the reliable long-term sample storage of the CryoCube F740hi.
The ULT freezer records and stores data through its built-in VisioNize® interface.
In addition, VisioNize enables remote monitoring: Stay connected to your ULT freezer from any location and have more time for your research as well as your private life.

Data needed?

  • The CryoCube F740hi stores all relevant data on-board (as well as remotely via VisioNize)

Intuitive interface expected?

  • Design is based on extensive user test sessions to provide you our most convenient user interface

Always worried about your samples?

  • Stay safe with customizable alarm and event notifications delivered via email or text messages

Prefer to check from home?

  • Log-in online and see what is happening before you rush to the lab

Fitness for Your Freezer

An annual inspection and maintenance of your ULT freezers by an Eppendorf-certified service technician is highly recommended to ensure a safe working environment. Make use of the new Global Freezer Service Agreements from cost-efficient to all-inclusive care packages for easier service processes and maximized uptime.

Do you know how to care for your freezer in your lab? Learn more about recommended routine maintenance for your ULT freezer.

Further reading

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