Airgas announces cryogenic repository services agreement


Airgas has announced it has signed a five-year services agreement with the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) located in Philadelphia, PA.

Under the terms of the agreement, Airgas provides off-site cryogenic repository services for long-term storage of research samples. Airgas cryogenic storage systems use nitrogen-cooled freezers with a temperature of minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit to preserve the integrity of samples for future research.

$quot;As a leading clinical research organisation, UPHS needed to expand their existing cryogenic storage, but lacked the needed space,$quot; said Tony Simonetta, Airgas East Vice President and General Manager for eastern Pennsylvania.

$quot;Airgas established an off-site cryogenic repository, complete with freezers, liquid nitrogen bulk tanks, monitoring, monthly reporting, and double-layered security systems. The facility is owned by Airgas, operated by Airgas cryogenic technicians, and provides the right solution for UPHS needs.$quot;

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