Laboratory Equipment controls sample access and environment.

Press Release Summary:

Using external magnetic couplers to drive internal robotics, -20°C Sample Access Manager (SAM) offers temperature-controlled (+20 to -40°C) environment for storing DNA/RNA, compounds, tissue, and protein samples. This piece of laboratory automation equipment also integrates functionality for cherry-picking, sample tracking, and multiple sample type capabilities. Along with software, system provides integrated Tube Picking Module (TPM), LN2 back up system, and complete audit trail.

Original Press Release:

Hamilton Storage Technologies Announces New -20°C Sample Access Manager

Provides Cost Efficient Way of Storing Samples

Hopkinton, Mass.-Jan. 6, 2009-Hamilton Storage Technologies today announces the latest advancement in laboratory automation, the -20°C Sample Access Manager (SAM). Similar to Hamilton's -80°C storage system, the -20°C SAM is an entry level system that offers reliable automation, multiple sample type capability, cherry-picking, sample tracking and easy-to-use software all within a compact footprint.

Key benefits of the -20°C SAM include:
o Environmentally temperature-controlled system
o Sample temperature range of +20°C to -40°C
o External magnetic couplers used to drive internal robotics
o Security of samples
o Complete audit trail
o Integrated Tube Picking Module (TPM)
o LN2 back up system
o Easy-to-use software
o Flexible labware formats
o Reduction in freeze/thaw cycles

"With the launch of the -20°C SAM, it shows Hamilton is dedicated to constantly improving our products to meet the needs of our customers," said Radi Hofstetter, CEO of Hamilton Storage Technologies. "This latest technology allows customers to implement a lower cost solution for automated sample management into their laboratories."

The -20°C SAM can be used to store DNA/RNA, compounds, tissues and proteins. For more information on the -20°C SAM, please contact Hamilton Storage Technologies at (508) 544-7000.

About Hamilton Storage Technologies

Founded in 1998, and headquartered in Hopkinton, Mass., Hamilton Storage Technologies, Inc. has a commitment to improve life science process management. Hamilton dramatically improves customer efficiency by automating manual processes and integrating isolated upstream and downstream applications that plagued sample management in drug discovery. With its extensive market experience, strong customer networks and automation expertise, Hamilton develops modular, scalable systems that automate sample storage, management and processing. Hamilton provides all the benefits of advanced automation, without the complexity associated with installing, operating and maintaining large-scale custom systems. For more information about Hamilton Storage Technologies, visit

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