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CryoGen® Tubes 2D CLEARLine®

CryoGen® Tubes 2D CLEARLine®

2D Datamatrix coded Cryogenic vials designed for storing cells, blood, serum and other biological fluids at temperatures as low as -196°C in sizes of 2 and 5 ml, internal and external thread cap.
Innovative bi-injected cap where plastic and silicon parts are melted in a single body and ensures - No leaking - No contamination - Excellent screwing grip.
2D Datamatrix coded CryoGen® tubes  are  certified  Human  DNA,  DNase/RNase/Pyrogen/ATP/PCR  Inhibitors  free, sterile SAL 10-6 and IATA PI 650.
2D Datamatrix Code - Datamatrix Code  inserted in the bottom, sequential and corresponding to the "Code 128" on the tube body.

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Product Information

CLEARLine®is synonymous of purity, clean and safety:


CryoGen® Tubes CLEARLine® are certified completely free of human DNA, PCR inhibitors, DNase, RNase, Pyrogens, ATP by  an  external independent  laboratory. To download lot-specific certificate see the section certificate on the web site. 

 


CryoGen® Tubes CLEARLine®certified  as  STERILE  were treated  with  a validated method to provide a Sterility Assurance Level (SAL) of 10-6. To download lot-specific certificate see the section certificate on the web site. 

 


Manufactured in Clean Room Class ISO 7 UNI EN ISO 14644-1. Class 10000 US FED STD 209E


Medical grade raw materials: 

CryoGen® Tubes CLEARLine® are produced from medical grade raw materials that will not discolor after re-sterilizing.
Medical grade raw materials are certified USP Class VI, in accordance with United States Pharmacopeia and ISO 10993.
Non Cytotoxic - Non Hemolytic Cryotubes - Heavy metals free - Ingredients of animal origin free

  • The material has passed the United States Pharmacopeia testing including Class VI tests
  • Material has successfully passed the biological tests according to ISO 10993 external communicating devices for indirect blood contact for a prolonged period

Test tube in medical polypropylene and cap in medical polyethylene/rubber. 
The combination of polyethylene stopper and test tube in polypropylene, makes screwing easier avoiding the grip effect caused by the use of the same raw material for both components.

 


Barcode 128:

Standard code 128 barcode printed on tubes? body:

  • serial-consecutive 
  • unique
  • human readable characters printed in both left and right hand orientation for easy readability by all users. 

2D Barcode:

Datamatrix code inserted in the bottom, sequential and corresponding to the "Code 128" on the tube body.
The 2D code is automatically generated from the linear barcode during the manufacturing process. 
Permanet laser etching system.
Strict quality control, every tube is checked  to ensure they meet our exacting standards of readings.
The insert is secured in placeby the use of ultrasound to weld into place. 


Bi-injected screw cap:

Our innovative screw caps eliminate leakage and contamination. Both  internal  and  external  screw  caps  are  co-molded  with  a 
thermoplastic  elastomer  (TPV)  layer  and  are  95kPa  certified  to provide a 100% leak-proof seal. 
This proprietary molding process eliminates the risk of contamination associated with brands that use separate o-rings.


Star Shape Screw cap:

Star shaped top cavity is engineered for:

  • Use with automatic decapping equipment
  • Use with Vial picker 
  • Use with Color coded inserts for quick sample identification

Graduation and writing surface:

Clear printed graduation for accurate measurement  

Wide white writing surface for specimen identification


self-standing bottom:

Self-standing vials interlock in workstations.

Locking base features prevents tubes rotating within the rack/workstation during capping and decapping. 

The base of the tube is provided with channels of evacuation of the cryogenic liquid that could possibly trapped between the base of the tube and the 2D pad.     

 

 

 

 


Tests performed on CryoGen® Tubes CLEARLine®:

  • Test report IATA PI650 
    CryoGen® Tubes CLEARLine® tubes can be used as primary container for biological samples transport in conformity with packaging Instruction PI650 of the IATA regulations.
  • Extractable study on CryoGen® Tubes 
    The extractable study performed demonstrates that the analysed vials does nor release significant amount of inorganic elements and/or organic substances in ethanol.
  • Mutagenicity test ? Ames test
    Under the experimental conditions CryoGen® Tubes CLEARLine® CLEARLine® didn?t showed any genetic mutations on the particular bacterial strain used
  • Validation of packaging system
    The integrity of the product and the packaging is resulted compliant after an accelerated aging of 5 years.

Quality controls on CryoGen® Tubes CLEARLine®:

During the production phase, visual checks and mechanical tests are performed to ensure that there are no defects (scarcity, streaks, cracks) such as:

  • Check that there are no holes, deformation  or burrs on both cap and tube
  • Serigraphy resistance
  • Verification of the correct reading of the bar code
  • Verification that the matrix corresponds to the bar code for the 2D CryoGen® Tubes

Leak test, performed with the FORTEST ET99M-VOL to verify that  the pressure charge is less than 0,2 mbar, as set. 


CE-IVD marked according to the directive on in vitro diagnostic medical devices 98/79/EC - other devices.


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Features

  • CLEARLine® certificated Human DNA, PCR Inhibitor, DNase, RNase, Pyrogen, ATP free.
  • Sterile beta-ray SAL10-6
  • Medical grade raw materials
  • Linear Barcode 128, unique and consecutive, printed on each vial
  • 2D Datamatrix Code  inserted in the bottom, sequential and corresponding to the ?Code 128? on the tube body
  • Bi-injected screw cap eliminates leakage and contamination
  • Star shaped top cavity for use with automatic dacapper, manual vial picker and coloured cap disk
  • Writing area and printed graduations for accurate measurements
  • Autoclavable at 121°C steam for 20 minutes
  • Centrifuged at: 14.000 rpm ? 19.000 xg
  • Designed for cryogenic storage of biological samples at temperatures down to -196 ° C
  • Fast  cap screwing with only one hand
  • Locking base features prevents tubes rotating within the rack/workstation during capping and decapping
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Applications

  • Biobanking and Cryobanking
  • Biotech and Pharmaceuticals
  • Blood and Tissue banks
  • Cryogenic storage and transport of biological specimens at temperatures as low as -196°C
  • Food industry
  • Ideal for biobanking and R&D Labs
  • Laboratories and Research
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Are CLEARLine® CryoGen®  Tubes CE marked?
Yes, they are classified according to the directive of In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices 98/79/EC – other devices.
Are CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes be used in accordance with IATA regulations?
Yes, they are. They can be used as primary container for the transport of biological substances (Category B) for air transport in compliance to packaging instruction PI650 of IATA.
Are the CLEARLine® CryoGen®  Tubes of all sizes and shapes free from any animal origin materials?
Yes, they are. In plastic industry many of the polymers include small amounts of stearates derived from fatty acids, but for the manufacturing of CLEARLine® CryoGen®  Tubes we do not use or intentionally add any ingredients of animal origin.
Are CLEARLine® CryoGen®  Tubes  suitable for IVF?
No, they are not classified for IVF (in vitro fertilization) or for working with human cells and human tissue which after frozen cycle applicable back to human.
Do operators prefer to use internal or external thread cap version?
Both closures are used in storage protocols without significant dominance of one in particular.
Do the raw materials used to produce the CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes conform to USP Class IV, safe for use for biologics?
Yes, they do.
Does the gasket (a thermoplastic elastomer) complies to the USP guidelines for elastomeric closures for injectable?
Yes, it does.
Does Biosigma performs any Leak test on CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes?
Yes, it does. After CLEARLine® CryoGen® tubes have been closed, they are positioned inside a specific container and subjected to a specific pressure to verify the perfect air-tight. The Leak test certificate is available upon request for each lot of production.
For how long the CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes are certified as sterile?
CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes are guaranteed sterile for 4 years from production date if the packaging is not damaged.
Is it also possible to store CLEARLine® CryoGen®  Tubes in the liquid phase of the liquid nitrogen or it must be done only in the gas phase?
Storage in the gas phase is strongly recommended for security reasons. The immersion of CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes in the liquid phase may cause entrapment of liquefied nitrogen inside the vial and lead to pressure build-up, resulting in possible explosion or biohazard release.
Is it available any testing on extractable or leeching performed on CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes? 
Yes, it is. The extractable study performed on CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes demonstrates that the analysed vials does not release significant amount of inorganic elements and/or organic substances in ethanol.
Is there a rule to consider for the CLEARLine® CryoGen®  Tubes filling?
The important thing is that the CLEARLine® CryoGen®  Tubes are not being completely filled, as the liquid may burst the tubes due to the volume expansion caused by the freezing process. Usually laboratories follow the rule that the tube should always be filled up to two thirds. The ideal filling volume corresponds to the upper marking on the scaling of the CLEARLine® CryoGen®  Tubes .
Is there any documents where are indicated details and specifications on the method and process used to sterilize the CLEARLine® CryoGen®  Tubes?
It is available a certificate of sterilization where it is stated that our CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes are sterilized by beta rays. The  sterility  assurance  level  (SAL)  defined  and  to  be  used  in  routine  sterilization  in accordance to EN 556-1 is 10-6. Certificates of validated Beta rays treatment are available for download on www.biosigma.com. 
What is the security in sample management using a CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes 2D?
CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes 2D are uniquely identified by the Datamatrix Code  inserted in the bottom and which corresponds to the “Code 128” on the tube body which allows you to track and trace your samples. The automated production system ensures that there is no repetition of the barcode in different CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes 2D as well as the correspondence between the Datamatrix Code and the "Code 128" on the same tube with the 100% production control of the pcs.
What is the test-tube and cap material? 
Test-tube is made in medical grade polypropylene and the cap is made in medical grade polyethylene/rubber. The combination of cap in PE and test tube in PP assures a better sealing and makes easier screwing. It avoids the grip effect caused by the use of the same raw material for both components.
What should be considered when storing samples in liquid nitrogen?
The storage of cells at temperatures below -130°C is essential in order to preserve the material unaltered. Many workers achieve that by the use of liquid nitrogen (at –196°C). The immersion of samples in the liquid phase may cause entrapment of liquefied nitrogen inside the vial and lead to pressure build-up, resulting in possible explosion or biohazard release. In order to prevent this, CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes should either be stored in the gas phase or they should be frozen and thawed inside an additional protective covering. So when dealing with liquid nitrogen, the following safety precautions should absolutely be taken: wear protective clothing, including protective glasses and cryogenic gloves. If the tubes should be removed from the liquid nitrogen without any protective covering, users should store them for 24 hours in the gas phase and then be removed safely.
Which is that maximum speed centrifugation for CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes?
The maximum speed centrifugation for CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes is 14.000 rpm.
Which type of scanner can be used to read "Code 128" on CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes bodies?
"Code 128" barcode can be read by the most common scanners that you can find in the market.
Which type of scanner can be used to read the Datamatrix Code of CLEARLine® CryoGen® Tubes 2D?
The Datamatrix code of CryoGen® Tubes 2D can be read by all the scanners  that you can find in the market. Since the Datamatrix code is very small an high quality  scanner should be recommended.

1. Internal cap - Case /500

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CL2ARBIPS2D
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Description

Barcoded Cryotube 2D 2 ml, internal thread cap, skirted, sterile, graduated, writing area, CLEARLINE®, Barcode Code 128.
Dimensions: H 4,82 cm Ø 1,26 cm, 10 bags of 50 pcs. each.

Case

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CL5ARBIPS2D
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Description

Barcoded Cryotube 2D 5 ml, internal thread cap, skirted, sterile, graduated, writing area, CLEARLINE®, Barcode Code 128.
Dimensions: H 9,03 cm Ø 1,26 cm, 10 bags of 50 pcs. each.

Case

2. Internal cap - Packaging in bulk

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Description
Case
Quantity

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CL2ARBIPS2D/B
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Description

Barcoded Cryotube 2D 2 ml, internal thread cap, skirted, sterile, graduated, writing area, CLEARLINE®, Barcode Code 128.
Dimensions: H 4,82 cm Ø 1,26 cm, 80 bags of 50 pcs. each.

Case

Cat.No

CL5ARBIPS2D/B
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Description

Barcoded Cryotube 2D 5 ml, internal thread cap, skirted, sterile, graduated, writing area, CLEARLINE®, Barcode Code 128.
Dimensions: H 9,03 cm Ø 1,26 cm, 40 bags of 50 pcs. each.

Case

3. External cap - Case /500

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Description
Case
Quantity

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CL2ARBEPS2D
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Barcoded Cryotube 2D 2 ml, external thread cap, skirted, sterile, graduated, writing area, CLEARLINE®, Barcode Code 128.
Dimensions: H 4,56 cm Ø 1,26 cm, 10 bags of 50 pcs. each.

Case

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CL5ARBEPS2D
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Description

Barcoded Cryotube 2D 5 ml, external thread cap, skirted, sterile, graduated, writing area, CLEARLINE®, Barcode Code 128.
Dimensions: H 8,76 cm Ø 1,26 cm, 10 bags of 50 pcs. each.

Case

4. External cap - Packaging in bulk

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Description
Case
Quantity

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CL2ARBEPS2D/B
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Description

Barcoded Cryotube 2D 2 ml, external thread cap, skirted, sterile, graduated, writing area, CLEARLINE®, Barcode Code 128.
Dimensions: H 4,56 cm Ø 1,26 cm, 80 bags of 50 pcs. each.

Case

Cat.No

CL5ARBEPS2D/B
More info

Description

Barcoded Cryotube 2D 5 ml, external thread cap, skirted, sterile, graduated, writing area, CLEARLINE®, Barcode Code 128.
Dimensions: H 8,76 cm Ø 1,26 cm, 40 bags of 50 pcs. each.

Case