Self-sustaining cryogenic storage earns 2017 Outstanding New Product Award at ISBER Annual Meeting

July 10th, 2017 in Press Release
Press Release. Contact: Dan Van Hise

Fusion_Full_1stpics_1-smallBall Ground, GA, June 9, 2017 – Chart Inc.’s MVE Fusion™ Series – the future of cold storage – was met with high praise by its peers at the International Society For Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) conference in Toronto, Canada.

The new freezer, which made its debut on the market this spring, was honored with the 2017 Outstanding New Product Award, which recognizes a product for its technical innovation and originality, anticipated impact and value, data to support the position and viability of the product, and the anticipated market demand.

“We are delighted to have received this great honor and are thankful it is yet another acknowledgement of Chart MVE’s incredible legacy of innovation and durability in this space,” said Dan Van Hise, Vice-President of Marketing for Chart’s BioMedical Group.

This new addition to Chart’s biomedical portfolio includes a stainless steel tank line designed to provide long-term dry storage using minimal liquid nitrogen (LN2) and electricity. Once initially charged, the MVE Fusion maintains the desired temperature profile with little or no additional liquid nitrogen.

Because the MVE Fusion is self-sustaining it operates as a stand-alone unit and requires no ongoing liquid nitrogen supply or piping to a liquid nitrogen supply source, which can translate into significant cost savings over the long term to an organization. For this reason it is the perfect solution for sites with limited access to liquid nitrogen delivery, such as remote geographical locations or rooms in isolated areas throughout a facility.

“The MVE Fusion provides an easy solution to those customers who have multiple facility locations and are challenged logistically in providing a standard nitrogen tank to each of these sites,” said Buzz Bies, Vice President and General Manager – Cryobiological Products. “Additionally, MVE Fusion offers a solution with greater thermal protection than mechanical freezers while requiring no regular ongoing liquid nitrogen and minimal electrical requirements.”

Using Chart’s patented Qdrive cryo-cooler technology, the MVE Fusion provides constant, reliable cold storage in the tank. In the event of a power outage, the energy-efficient tank has a 7-9 day hold time. Dry storage helps reduce the potential of cross contamination by eliminating the liquid nitrogen variable, further protecting valuable samples. Available in the 1500 model, the MVE Fusion has capacities of up to 31,200 1.2 and 2 mL vials.

The high-quality construction of Chart MVE’s stainless steel tanks provide secure storage, extended hold times, two tier folding step, and an ergonomic design with the lowest lift-over heights on the market. The MVE Fusion provides all these, with the additional benefits of reduced LN2 usage, remote location capabilities, no required vacuum pipping, and low energy use.

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About Chart’s MVE Brand:

Chart is the world’s leading manufacturer of vacuum insulated products and cryogenic freezer systems. More than 50 years ago, we set the standard for storage of biological materials at low temperatures and continue to exceed these standards with our cryogenic freezers and aluminum storage dewars. Industries from around the world look to Chart’s MVE brand for excellence and innovation in our cryogenic freezers and dewars. Applications for these products include medical laboratories, biotech/pharmaceutical companies, research facilities, blood and tissue banks, veterinary laboratories, repositories, and artificial insemination operations.


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