NORDERSTEDT, Germany, October 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
arrows biomedical Deutschland GmbH is to implement Sysmex Bioscience's ICEBREAKER technology in its biomaterial-preservation practice. Using Perma Cryo products fits the company's philosophy of only using state-of-the-art technology and is in line with its drive to further improve the quality of its services. It will also streamline arrows' documentation process.
The ICEBREAKER solution has been developed for the smart and durable storage of cancer tissue and/or biomaterial samples in liquid form at temperatures between -80° C and -196° C in interactive sampling systems workflows.
The main reasons for arrows to use Sysmex Bioscience technology are to improve biomaterial sample quality and value for the coming years and, to fulfil innovation trends specifically required by the pharmacology research industry regarding accurate sample characterising and continuous sample information update. Combined with Perma Cryo Lighthouse mobile workstation, arrows biomedical will now be able to store cancer tissue samples with direct sample vials interaction : storing and retrieving all important sample data directly on the sample container at any time will result in better process documentation, quality assurance and storage organization. Dr Arnold Raem, CEO of arrows biomedical: "Using ICEBREAKER and Lighthouse systems from Sysmex is going to significantly improve the quality of our work. Traditionally, we required massive documentation storage facilities. By switching to the new system, we now will be able to save all relevant data directly on the chip integrated on the vial. This also entirely eliminates the possibility of a mix-up - which clearly is particularly important for working with cancer tissues. It is high-compliance, high quality biomaterial preservation."
ICEBREAKER will also be applied in freezing animal tissue, which will be used as reference samples for future patenting and research ventures. As analysis kits in daily research practice improve, it will be feasible and desirable to compare previously processed reference samples, with the aim of improving the level of disease treatment.
About arrows biomedical Deutschland GmbH
arrows biomedical Deutschland GmbH is a service lab that focuses on molecular oncology and pathology such as gene- and protein analytics, Pyrosequencing® technology, cell culture management, HPLC / MS analytics and bioinformatics. It is located in the Center for Nanotechnology at the Westfälische Wilhelms University in Münster, Germany.
About Sysmex Corporation
Sysmex Corporation is a world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions, including laboratory diagnostics, laboratory automation and clinical information systems. Sysmex is a technology leader in diagnostic science and information tools making a difference to the health of people worldwide. The company is also developing solutions in the life science field with a focus in diagnostics cancer management. Headquartered in Kobe, Japan, Sysmex has subsidiaries in North America, Latin America, Europe, China and Asia Pacific and employs more than 5,500 employees worldwide.
Sysmex Bioscience is a business unit within Sysmex Europe that focuses on unique and intelligent products in the cryopreservation business. The ICEBREAKER technology, developed by Perma Cryo and licenced by Fraunhofer IBMT, is marketed exclusively by Sysmex Bioscience.
SOURCE Sysmex Europe GmbH