The CryoTag™ incorporates the bluechiip® smart chiip, and all the benefits of the tag are available for racks, cassettes, towers and tanks. The smart chiip is embedded into the base of the CryoTag™ that is inserted into a mounting module. The CryoTag™ is supplied pre-sterilised but may be re-sterilised at any time by autoclaving or gamma irradiation without any degradation or loss of function.
Every time a CryoTag™ is read, the instantaneous temperature is measured, time stamped and recorded. This allows a storage hierarchy and temperature history to be recorded to provide a more complete chain of custody. The CryoTag™ allows faster and more reliable sample retrieval and reduces exposure to liquid nitrogen for sample handlers and improve OH&S. The CryoTag™ can be associated with 1D and 2D barcodes as a secondary identifier to further streamline the biosample management system through real time location and temperature tracking.