Heating Up Biological Samples—and Saving Energy

Researchers at the Arizona Health Sciences Center and UA’s BIO5 Institute are evaluating and validating a novel room-temperature “dry” storage technology which, if successful, could reduce the need for cumbersome storage freezers, save the university millions of dollars in energy costs, and free up significant amounts of lab space. Students and professors are now working to assess the biostability of this new technology in comparison to that of traditional -80°C freezers. 

Guide Code: 
GEG7
Location Information: 

1657 East Helen Street (Bio5 institute)

Funding Source: 

Green Fund

Groups/Entities Involved: 

BIO5 Institute

Project Theme: 
Business and Economics
Energy
Science Engagement
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Year Started: 
2011

For more information, please contact greenguides@email.arizona.edu.