RFID tagging technology streamlines cryogenic sample management
30 Apr 2023
Ziath launches the Ri-Track Mirage 2D barcoded tube whole rack reader, which uses proprietary Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tagging technology to reliably read 2D barcoded racks taken directly from vapour-phase liquid nitrogen storage, even when covered in ice.
Identifying frost-covered racks of 2D barcoded tubes taken from low temperature storage can be a time-consuming and error prone process. The Ri-Track Mirage eliminates the need to warm a rack to thaw it out, potentially degrading thermally sensitive samples.
Extensive testing has shown that Ri-Track RFID technology can withstand immersion and retrieval from vapour phase liquid nitrogen more than 10,000 times without losing any stored data or showing any physical degradation, making the instrument suitable for all forms of traceable long-term cryogenic sample storage.
Ri-Track tags last and function as long as lab racks and the system has been designed to be used with standard laboratory consumables using an easy-to-use tag insertion tool. Data is initially stored to the tag using a Ziath Mirage camera-based rack reader fitted with the Ri-Track antenna module, which can also read back data from the tag.
The Android or Apple DP5 Ri-Track App on an NFC-equipped phone will then enable tag information to be read and data displayed – making it easy to identify any individual tube in the frozen rack, along with its location and full identity. Tubes from several different racks can be checked-off right in front of the freezer using the Pick List function of the App, saving valuable technician time.
For further information on Ri-Track Mirage 2D barcoded tube whole rack reader please contact the company on +44-1223-855021 / +1-858-880-6920 / +31-6-4314-1195 / email@example.com.