20 New MDF-U53V freezers for the new Biorepository
Mr. Kevin Corke, Facilities Manager for the School of Medicine & Biomedical Science, who runs the new facility commented “we have used PHCbi -86°C Freezers for a number of years in many departments within the Medical School. Space within the existing building became a problem especially with the additional Freezers acquired for the ProtecT study. Funding provided by the SRIF 3 initiative (Science & Research Investment Fund) and the success of the ProtecT study enabled construction of the new Biorepository which provides us with the additional space and security for our Freezers.
A total of twenty new MDF-U53V ULT Freezers were purchased by the University of Sheffield to equip the Biorepository which will formally open shortly and provide much needed storage space for research samples.
The increased demand for sample storage in Sheffield has led to the University of Sheffield Medical School constructing a new Biorepository on site at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.