Press Release: Brooks CSP8 Heat Sealer Processes Smaller Numbers of Tubes to Reduce Freeze-Thaw Cycles and Sample Degradation

CHELMSFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, February 10, 2015 — Brooks Life Science Systems, the global leader in automated cold-chain sample management for drug discovery and biostorage applications and a division of Brooks Automation, Inc. (Nasdaq: BRKS), has introduced the CSP8 heat sealer for 96-well REMP tubes. The easy-to-use instrument permits the sealing of eight REMP tubes at a time, avoiding the need to seal an entire 96- tube rack.

The CSP8 uses Brooks’ industry-proven technology to produce tightly welded, pierceable seals. The REMP tubes’ small volumes allow for multiple aliquots of individual samples —  avoiding freeze-thaw cycles.

"The CSP8’s ability to economically seal small numbers of tubes, plus its capability to process individual aliquots, eliminates the multiple freeze-thaw cycles that lead to sample degradation," said Christopher McNary, vice president and chief commercial officer, Brooks Life Science Systems. Our instrument permits fast vein-to-freezer times in applications with distributed biosample collection and subsequent storage in central biobanks."

The CSP8’s ability to seal a row of eight tubes also eliminates the cost and waste of sealing all of the tubes in a partially filled plate. In addition, the compact size of the instrument’s polyurethane seals maximizes storage density. The CSP8 heat sealer processes 0.3 ml and 0.9 ml, 96-well REMP tubes.

The CSP8 heat sealer is available for purchase from Brooks’s sales representatives. For more information, visit the CSP8 web page, contact us,  call 1-858-527-7000 or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

About Brooks Automation
Brooks is a leading worldwide provider of automation, vacuum, and instrumentation solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing, life sciences, and clean energy. Our technologies, engineering competencies, and global service capabilities provide customers speed to market, and ensure high uptime and rapid response, which equate to superior value in their mission-critical controlled environments. Since 1978, we have been a leading partner to the global semiconductor manufacturing market and through product development initiatives and strategic business acquisitions; we have expanded our reach to meet the needs of customers in the life sciences industry, analytical & research markets, and clean energy solutions. Brooks is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, with direct operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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• Barbara Culhane, Corporate Marketing Manager, Brooks Automation,, 978-262-2816
• Don Goncalves, Tiziani Whitmyre, Inc.,, 781-793-9380