SPL Guard introduces Florida rack thawing station

The SPL Guard Florida can thaw up to 10 racks in 9 minutes and can be used as a stand-alone system or integrated into a robotic workstation like a liquid handler

SPL Guard has introduced a rack thawing station called the SPL Guard Florida.

With the Florida, researchers can thaw multiple racks at once in a controlled setting, keeping up with the need to process samples faster while maintaining sample integrity.

The station can also thaw samples at a consistent rate and temperature for maintaining sample quality and sample integrity for downstream research.

When using the Florida to thaw samples, researchers can reduce uneven thawing to less than 20% per rack, the company says.

It has seven fans, which feature 150 cfm of air power, that are used to thaw frozen samples quickly and reproducibly.

No excess input of heat, calibration, or maintenance is required. The large, custom-configurable thawing surface can hold up to 10 ANSI/SLAS format racks, and the holders can be used to position racks in portrait or landscape orientation or a combination of both.