Chart’s MVE FusionTM Series cryogenic freezer system 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 honoured with the 2017 Outstanding New Project Award which recognises 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.

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

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 LN2.

Because the MVE Fusion is self-sustaining it operates as a stand-alone unit and requires no ongoing LN2 supply or piping to a LN2 supply source, which can translate into significant cost savings in the long-term. For this reason, it is the perfect solution for sites with limited access to LN2 delivery, such as remote geographical locations or rooms in isolated areas throughout a facility.

Buzz Bies, Vice-President and General Manager of Cryobiological Products said, “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.”

Bies continued, “Additionally, MVE Fusion offers a solution with greater thermal protection than mechanical freezers while requiring no regular ongoing LN2 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 LN2 variable, further protecting valuable samples. Available in the 1500 model, the MVE Fusion has capacities up to 31,200 1.2 and 2 mL vials.