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.

Microbank® Products

  Cell Bio Catalogue No.  Details  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
 PL170YC  Microbank® - Yellow Colour Beads with 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.

  Cell Bio Catalogue No.  Details  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.

  Cell Bio Catalogue No.  Details  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