CNRGV has acquired a CRYOTHEQUE dedicated to the conservation of genomic libraries at -80°C.

The CRYOTHEQUE consists of a chamber of 4800 liters at - 80°C. The CRYOTHEQUE uses a new technology with a cooling system by oil. This chamber allows the storage of 19,600 microplates. It corresponds to the storage capacity of 7 classical -80°C freezers . The chamber has air-tightness gate in unoxydable steel, which avoid to waste fresh air while opening doors. The entire system is monitored by multiple sensors in order to ensure proper operation and help to prevent incidents.
 The main advantages of the Cryotheque are the reduced space needed to store genomic libraries with optimized security and maintenance control.