Applications

Laboratory Application

The Dri•Bank® system provides fast, stable, and cost-effective maintenance of biological samples for either ambient temperature, or if required cold-chain storage.

  • Reduce operating costs compared to traditional methods – stores samples at room temperature eliminating the dependency of Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) freezers that demand constant, dedicated power source
  • Reduce risk of sample loss or damage during storage – samples stored are not affected by freezer failures 
  • Reduce dependency on toxic chemical fixatives – samples do not require chemical fixatives to preserve them.  No need to dispose of those toxic substances prior to analysis
  • Reduce shipping and handling costs – ambient temperature storage eliminates the need for dry ice.  No more ordering, coordinating, and paying for dry ice

Stores Standard Laboratory Holders and Many Sample Types Including1

  • Microscope Slides
  • Microcentrifuge Tubes
  • FTA/DBS Cards
  • Cell Culture/Petri Dishes
  • Titer Plates

Test Results2

  • Proteins: 6 months
  • RNA: 3 months
  • DNA: years

Laboratory Files & Links

Shipping Application

The Dri•Bank® container is a durable and secure shipping solution that preserves biological samples without the need for dry ice or other cryogenic material or toxic chemical fixatives.

  • Protects biological samples anywhere – eliminate potential damage due to carrier mishandling and routing delays.  And, regardless of climate, the Dri•Bank protects and preserves samples shipped from the field to laboratory or from laboratory to laboratory
  • Reduces shipping and handling costs – ambient temperature storage eliminates the need for dry ice.  No more ordering, coordinating, and paying for dry ice or dry ice related surcharges
  • Protects against sample loss or damage from outside weather conditions – sample stored are not affected by humidity or temperature fluctuations
  • Simplify international shipping from facility to facility – avoid potential delays in countries that prohibit the use of dry ice or other cold-chain methods (e.g., “dry shippers” that use liquid nitrogen)
  • Rugged and secure – two individual airtight seals protect stored samples and its secure design allows for the use of ties or locks to maintain chain-of-custody when necessary or prevent accidental opening

Laboratory Files & Links

Sustainability

The Dri•Bank® container is an environmentally-friendly solution that provides fast, stable, and cost-effective maintenance of biological samples at ambient temperature, which helps to reduce dependency on energy-dependent cold-chain practices.

  • Reduces laboratory energy consumption – stores samples at room temperature reducing dependency on Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) freezers that demand constant, dedicated source of electricity
  • Reduces carbon footprint – a recent study demonstrated that room temperature storage translates into greatly reduced carbon footprint (see Research page under Sustainability
  • Reduces dependency on toxic chemical fixatives – samples do not require chemical fixatives to preserve them.  No need to dispose of those toxic substance prior to analysis
  • Reduces risk of sample damage during storage – sample stored are not affected by freezer failures




  1. - inquire on size and number of samples for your application

  2. - from peer-reviewed scientific publications and independent evaluations