Tradeshow
Sep 13, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016
Reed Messe Wien, Vienna, Austria Booth #32
Europe BioBank Week 2016 Annual Conference

Visit us at booth #32 to learn more.

Get a sneak peek by checking out our featured products and services or technical resources.

Don't miss our workshop: "Delivering Quality Samples in less time"

Speakers: Kirstin Goldring, Principal Scientist: Human Biological Sample Strategy and Governance at Astra Zeneca; and Dave Wilson, European Business Development Manager at Fisher BioServices
Date: Tuesday, September 13th
Times: 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Location: First floor, Suite 2

The holy grail in the biobanking industry is all about maximizing the value of biospecimens to deliver new therapies. Thus, there's now more pressure than ever on biobanks to deliver samples that are in better condition, with better annotation, and with a more rapid turnaround time. 

We will hold an open round table discussion to explore how the industry can reach this goal.

Technical resources

Maximizing the Value of Biospecimens to Deliver New Therapies [eBook]
In this interview-style eBook, Dr. Clive Green, Director and Head of Sample Management, shares his perspective on biobanking, as it compares to managing a small molecule inventory, and challenges in the biospecimen supply chain.

Biobanking: From Samples to Predictive Algorithms for Detecting Cancer [eBook]
This is the story of 20 years of clinical research that has led to the development of a well-validated screening test for ovarian cancer, known as ROCA (the Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm) that successfully identifies early stage disease. Just as significant, this is the story of the establishment of a unique biobank of serum that is now being used to discover and validate additional biomarkers for screening and early diagnosis of other cancers.

Next Generation Cohort Studies and Biobanking: How Cloud Technology is Accelerating Translational Research [eBook]
Cutting edge technology and innovation in molecular epidemiology are usually associated with the lab. The California Teacher's Study (CTS), a prospective epidemiology cohort study is asking participants to donate a blood or saliva sample in a unique and different way. The study is using mobile devices and cloud-based technology to significantly cut the time and cost of managing huge amounts of data.

Thermo Scientific™ TSX™ Series Ultra-Low Freezers
Our V-drive technology is designed to provide temperature uniformity that continually adapts to the your environment, offering significant energy savings without compromising sample protection.

Application Note: A novel low-volume high-density system for sample storage
In this study, tubes sealed with foil were monitored to ensure minimal heat effects on samples during sealing with the SampleSeal instrument.

SmartNote: Durability of Thermo Scientific™ Matrix 2D barcodes on sample storage tubes
Document details results of durability testing of Matrix 2D barcodes after exposure to harsh chemicals

Application Note: Benchmark performance of Thermo Scientific Matrix 2D-barcoded cryostorage tubes
This report provides test results and analysis indicating the performance of Matrix 2D-barcoded cryostorage tubes against other popular brands to assess their suitability for sample protection

Thermo Scientific™ Decapper 500 and Decapper 550

The Thermo Scientific™ Decapper 500 provides automated decapping and capping of Thermo Scientific™ Matrix™ and Thermo Scientific™ Nunc™ Tubes with screw top closures in ANSI racks. Quick Switch Technology allows researchers who use both Matrix and Nunc tubes to seamlessly switch between cap styles and rack styles, 96- and 48-format, with only a quick switch of the cap adaptors in the head of the unit. The Decapper 550 includes a built-in barcode reader, eliminating the need for additional instruments. Both the Decapper 500 and Decapper 550 have a modular, industrial design, touchscreen user interface, and remote diagnostics for ease of servicing. All the features of the decapper make it an ideal choice for medium to high throughput labs seeking reliable capping and decapping for high value samples or processing large quantities of storage tubes. Coming soon.


The Thermo Scientific VisionMate Wireless Barcode Reader is a versatile sample tracking instrument that decodes 2D and linear barcodes, as well as QR codes. The wireless reader utilizes Bluetooth  technology to allow mobility in the lab, cold room or in the field to yield efficient sample identification and tracking, and for direct input into a paired workstation, LIMS or portable device. The VisionMate wireless reader is capable of reading any barcode of ANSI Grade D or better including Thermo Scientific linear and 2D barcodes and those of most major manufacturers, making it well-suited for multi-facility applications.


Now available in two convenient sizes, TSX Series ultra-low freezers provide temperature uniformity that adapts to your environment, protecting samples and offering significant energy savings. While conventional ultra-low freezers use single speed compressors that continually cycle on and off, the TSX's V-drive runs at variable speeds, adjusting cooling performance to the conditions are stable, the Vdrive runs at a low speed, reducing energy consumption while maintaining a stable temperature for sample protection. When there are frequent door openings, or samples are added to the freezer, the system detects the activity and increases the drive speed. Our new TSX400 size offers high-capacity storage within a small freezer footprint.


Modify six standard preset and 10 user-defined (20 steps each) freezing profiles for custom protocols to meet application needs with CryoMed Controlled-Rate Freezers: complete, one-piece freezing systems. Assempling and connecting electrical components has been eliminated with an integrated control panel and thermal printer. However, freezer funcionality may be enhanced by adding a PC, installing MS Windows™-based Controlled-Rate Freezing PC Interface software (included), and connecting an external inkjet printer.


Matrix™ 2D barcoded tubes are available for most every sample storage temperature, from ambient down to vapor phase liquid nitrogen. All 2D barcodes are unique – guaranteed no duplicates! Our barcodes are laser-etched for high contrast, and permanently affixed to the tube so they can’t fall off and jeopardize your sample traceability.


Tempus™ Blood RNA Tubes are for stabilization and isolation of total RNA from whole blood for gene expression analysis. Advantages of Tempus™ Blood RNA Tubes:

  • Immediately lyse whole blood cells and stabilize RNA in a single step—no RBC lysis or proteinase K treatments required
  • Freeze global gene expression profiles for up to five days at room temperature; greater than seven days at 4°C

RNAlater® RNA Stabilization Solution stabilizes and protects cellular RNA in intact, unfrozen tissue samples, eliminating the need to immediately process tissue samples or to freeze samples in liquid nitrogen for later processing. Tissue pieces can be harvested and submerged in RNAlater® RNA Stabilization Solution for storage without jeopardizing the quality or quantity of RNA obtained after subsequent RNA isolation. Advantages of using RNAlater® RNA Stabilization Solution:

  • Effectiveness—stabilize RNA for 1 day at 37°C, 1 week at 25°C, 1 month at 4°C, or indefinitely at -20°C

TThe PureLink® RNA Mini Kit provides a simple, reliable, and rapid column-based method for isolating high-quality total RNA from a wide variety of sources without the need for hazardous reagents such as phenol. Obtain high-yield, high-integrity RNA from animal and plant cells and tissues as well as blood, bacteria, yeast, and liquid samples. The PureLink® RNA Mini Kit provides:

  • Rapid, non-hazardous RNA purification capabilities
  • Ready-to-use RNA for many downstream applications

Nucleic acid extraction from biological fluids and cell-free samples (serum, plasma, swabs, cell culture media, blood, semen, feces, soil and milk) presents unique challenges including low concentrations of extractable nucleic acid, large volumes to be processed, and sample complexity. The isolation procedure must also be compatible with real-time PCR.


Cells-to-CT™ Kits allow you to measure relative gene expression by real-time RT-PCR without having to purify RNA prior to amplification. Cells-to-CT Kits are available for both TaqMan® and SYBR® Green detection.

  • Extraordinary ease and speed—96 samples for qRT-PCR in typically less than 10 min
  • No tedious RNA purification—no columns, heating, or centrifugation
  • Superior performance—designed for consistent accuracy, reproducibility, and sensitivity with 10–100,000 cells

TRIzol® Reagent is a complete, ready-to-use reagent for the isolation of high-quality total RNA or the simultaneous isolation of RNA, DNA, and protein from a variety of biological samples. This monophasic solution of phenol and guanidine isothiocyanate is designed to isolate separate fractions of RNA, DNA, and proteins from cell and tissue samples of human, animal, plant, yeast, or bacterial origin, within one hour.


RNaseZap° RNase Decontamination Solution is a surface decontamination solution that destroys RNases on contact. You simply spray RNaseZap° Solution onto the surface to be decontaminated and rinse it off with RNase-free water.

Features of RNaseZap™ RNase Decontamination Solution:

  • Completely removes RNase contamination from glass and plastic surfaces
  • Excels at removing high levels of RNase contamination whereas similar products fail
  • Proven effective at removing high concentrations of dried-on RNase A
  • Ideal for cleaning work surfaces, pipettors, and equipment that must be RNase-free

The PureLink® Genomic DNA Mini Kit enables high-yield, high-purity, genomic DNA (gDNA) extractions from a wide variety of sample types. Use this single kit for genomic DNA purification from blood, tissues, cells, bacteria, swabs, and blood spots, with a familiar silica-based, microcentrifuge spin-column format.


The PureLink™ Microbiome DNA Purification Kit enables fast purification of high-quality microbial and host DNA from a wide variety of sample types, including challenging samples such as stool and soil. The kit uses proven PureLink spin column technology for robust yields of purified DNA ready for downstream PCR, sequencing, or other applications. The highly efficient triple lysis approach, fast removal of inhibitors, and versatility make this the ultimate kit for microbiome research projects as well as programs aimed at rapid detection of pathogenic bacteria in various samples.

For many years, researchers have used a common recipe for making freezing medium: High-glucose Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM) supplemented with 10% serum and 10% DMSO. Recovery™ Cell Culture Freezing Medium is an optimized version of this classic formulation, using high-quality Gibco® Bovine Serum and Fetal Bovine Serum to provide improved cell recovery and viability after thawing.