Safeguarding Research: The Critical Role of Reliability and Monitoring in Life Science Cryogenics

In a recent devastating incident at the Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm, decades of invaluable research samples were lost due to a freezer malfunction during the holiday season. Stored in tanks cooled with liquid nitrogen at -190°C, the interruption in the supply of liquid nitrogen to 16 cryogenic tanks led to the destruction of samples from multiple institutions. This unfortunate event highlights the critical importance of reliability and monitoring in ensuring the integrity and preservation of research materials in life science cryogenics.

The devastating loss experienced by KI underscores the need for proactive monitoring and maintenance of cryogenic storage systems. Consarctic stands at the forefront of cryogenic technology, offering bespoke solutions tailored to the unique needs of our clients in the healthcare, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the initial installation, as we provide round-the-clock maintenance and support services to ensure the continuous and trouble-free operation of our cryogenic devices.

Although very unfortunate, this accident serves as a wakeup call to the research community worldwide: it is imperative for institutions and research facilities to prioritize the reliability and monitoring of cryogenic storage systems. With Consarctic's certified products and services, including our adherence to EN ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 standards, our clients can rest assured that their valuable research materials are in safe hands. Together, we can mitigate the risk of catastrophic losses and uphold the integrity of scientific research, paving the way for groundbreaking discoveries and advancements in the field of life sciences.