Sample Preservation Freezer Facility

Archive small quantities of irreplaceable research specimens

 

About the Sample Preservation Freezer Facility

The Sample Preservation Freezer Facility allows researchers to archive small quantities of irreplaceable research specimens in case of a disastrous loss of material at the investigator’s primary storage site. Providing secure, long-term storage, the Freezer Facility comprises -80°C freezers with emergency backup power. The site and each individual freezer is locked and protected by an alarm system.

Features include:

  • Dedicated site with an emergency backup power generator; a separate cooling system is also tied into the backup generator.
  • Backup freezer(s) are kept cold to facilitate a transfer of materials in the event of equipment failure.
  • Locked entry to the site and separate locks for each individual freezer.
  • The site is protected by an alarm system linked to the University’s Facilities Maintenance department.
  • Restricted Access limited to the Principal Investigator or designee, and only when escorted by BRCF staff.

Sample Preservation Freezer Facility by the Numbers

Founded

Recharge Activity (FY17)

Principal Investigators

Events

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    DNA Sequencing Core Faculty Director Bob Lyons, Ph.D., is ending his stellar 23-year career at the University of Michigan on Thursday, November 8 with a symposium. Join us in celebrating his retirement. The event will include: Remarks from Steve Kunkel, …

     

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