Reflect Scientific, a provider of diverse products and services for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and transportation industries, announced the company has offered a Cryometrix T-150 ULT Freezer to Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center at McLean Hospital.

When the management team at Reflect Scientific read about the freezer failure at the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center at the McLean Hospital, they were moved to do something about it.

CEO Kim Boyce said, “Being scientists ourselves, all of us at Reflect Scientific can relate to the terrible tragedy of such a loss. We know what a setback like this can mean to research efforts. Our state-of-the-art freezers can prevent such devastating losses.”

While it may take years to replace the priceless brain-tissue samples that were lost at the lab, Reflect Scientific intends to make sure that no harm comes to new samples by donating one of their Cryometrix T-150 ultra-low-temperature liquid-nitrogen freezers to the lab.

Advanced technology fits laboratory needs and part of what made the situation so tragic was the sheer volume of material that was stored in the freezer at the McLean Hospital. This represented years of donations from patients with very specific conditions.

Particularly hard-hit was autism research as many of the damaged samples were for those studies.

However, the Cryometrix freezer being donated by Reflect Scientific will easily accommodate such a large number of samples with 21 cubic feet/ 600 litres of storage volume.

Moreover, the company’s proprietary CoLD(R) technologies will help protect the new samples with temperature uniformity of +/- 3 degrees centigrade.

The T-150 is also highly reliable with redundant circuits that have delivered over 1.5 million operational hours with zero unit downtime. The unique liquid-nitrogen system will also keep samples frozen properly more than 48 hours if power is lost — versus a few hours with traditional freezers. User security features provide an additional level of reliability.

But the T-150 offers more than sample security. Because it uses liquid nitrogen, the Brain Tissue Resource Center will also enjoy a number of benefits over compressor-based freezers, such as a dramatic reduction in energy consumption, a lower maintenance cost due to their being no moving parts, and a significant reduction in operating costs.

Elsewhere the Tirex Corporation, owner of a patented tire recycling technology, called the TCS System - announced that its joint venture agreement with Wyoming Corporate Headquarters (WCH) of West Columbia, SC, to recycle scrap tires in Tennessee, announced in January 2012, remains in good standing.

“While the financing needed to support the conditions of tire collection and the installation of a TCS Sytem in Tennessee are still pending, we remain optimistic and will continue to pursue it with our partner WCH,” said Tirex President, John L. Threshie Jr.

“Tirex management also wanted to reassure its shareholders that its priority is to once again become current in its filings with the SEC. Furthermore, the investors currently negotiating with Tirex for North American and off shore TCS facilities recognize this necessity and are including it in the funding,” added Mr. Threshie.north