SPL Guard Florida​
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The SPL Guard Florida can thaw up to 10 racks in as little as 9 minutes and can be used as a stand-alone system or integrated into a robotic workstation like a liquid handler. When the SPL Guard Florida is fully loaded with racks, it can thaw samples 60% faster than any other instrument on the market. The SPL Guard Florida can also thaw samples at a consistent rate and temperature, guaranteeing sample quality and sample integrity for downstream research. When using the SPL Guard Florida to thaw samples, researchers can reduce uneven thawing to less than 20% per rack. For other instruments in the market, uneven thawing rates of more than 50% typically happen.

Florida is a solution for thawing samples in a multi-rack capacity to keep up with the ever increasing speed of automation, high throughput screening, and biobanking. The newly designed instrument now fulfils a major improvement on the most important aspects of thawing. All samples go through the same temperature treatment when thawing (samples in the center of a rack are exposed to the same temperature process as samples on the outer side),resulting in equal quality of all the samples in a rack. A faster and more efficient thawing process. This newly developed platform indeed is more efficient than any platform in the market which is proven by extensive tests.


Gives the user the fastest thawing while allowing seamless transition of thawed samples directly into an automated process. The thawing with the SPL Guard Florida full loaded with racks on the platform is 60% faster than any similar equipment in the market. All samples to go through the same temperature treatment when thawing, resulting in equal quality of all the samples in a rack. The even thawing of the SPL Guard Florida equipment reduces the uneven thawing to less than 20% in a rack. Whereas in the market one will always find an uneven thawing of above 50%.

Superior features:

  • Thaws up to 10 ANSI/SLAS format racks or microplates in as little as 9 minutes.
  • Large, custom-configurable thawing surface. The 10 ANSI/SLAS format holders allow for positioning in portrait or landscape orientation or a combination of both.
  • Seven high-tech fans (150 cfm of air power) provide adequate air power to thaw everything heavily frozen quickly and reproducibly, no excess input of heat and no calibration or maintenance required.
  • Remote I/O port for intergration with liquid handlers or automated systems.
  • Energy-efficient.
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