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Microbank® Bacterial and Fungal Preservation System

Microbank™ is a ready-to-use system designed to simplify the storage and retrieval of bacterial and fungal cultures. It is comprised of a unique cryovial system incorporating treated beads and a special cryopreservative solution. Microbank™ provides a more reliable means of maintaining important cultures than repetitive subculture, which can result in contaminated cultures, lost organisms or changed characteristics. The specially formulated preservative ensures longer survival of fastidious cultures and higher quantitative recoveries.

Microbank™ is available in five colour-coded styles, offering microbiologists the flexibility to colour-code different species or strains of bacteria. Each vial contains approximately 25 beads, providing repeated cultures of the original organism using a simple procedure.

The standard presentation of Microbank™ is 80 vials supplied in a freezer box manufactured from durable plastic with a “see through” lid, number locator printed screen and tube collection device.

Code Product Size
PL170M Microbank® - Mixed (16 Vials Each Colour) 80 Vials
PL170B Microbank® - Blue Colour Beads & Cap 80 Vials
PL170G Microbank® - Green Colour Beads & Cap 80 Vials
PL170R Microbank® - Red Colour Beads & Cap 80 Vials
PL170Y Microbank® - Yellow Colour Beads & Cap 80 Vials
PL170LB   Microbank® - Light Blue Colour Beads & Cap 80 Vials

Microbank Accessory Products
A 20 well, insulated cryoblock is available which enables the operator to remove a number of Microbank® vials from the freezer for sub culture without risk of the culture beads defrosting. The cryoblock is insulated with a polystyrene shield.

Code Product Size
PL155               Cryoblock (Insulated Aluminum Block)                                             20 Well Block
PL156 Replacement Insulated Base & Lid 4 Pack
PL165 Microbank® Reference Cards 12 Cards
PL166 Aluminum Cryocanes 12 Canes

Microbank Storage boxes
Freezer storage boxes are available, which are suitable for collection and organization in low temperature freezers. Available in blue or red, each freezer box will hold up to 81 Microbank® vials. Manufactured from durable plastic with "see through" lids, number locator printed screen, and tube collection device. Microbank® Freezer Storage Box Dimensions: 133mm x 133mm x 55mm.

Code Product Size
PL169B-1 Microbank® Freezer Storage Box - Blue Each  
PL169R-1 Microbank® Freezer Storage Box - Red Each
PL169B Microbank® Freezer Storage Box - Blue Each
PL169R Microbank® Freezer Storage Box - Red Each