The Anthony Nolan Trust is a charity that has grown from the determination of Shirley Nolan, whose son died through the lack of a suitable bone marrow donor. The Trust has become a world leader in the field of tissue type analysis and tissue transplant technology, and recently obtained a large amount of funding to expand their research. The decision was made to build a state-of-the-art laboratory in Nottingham.
Air Products CryoEase® Services was initially requested to quote solely for their range of MVE Chart cryogenic freezers, however the relationship expanded to the point where Air Products CryoEase® Services delivered a total turnkey solution, covering not only the cryogenic freezers but the SIVL pipework, nitrogen and carbon dioxide storage vessels, O2 monitors, barcode printers, dewars, inventory, liquid nitrogen and carbon dioxide supply, and finally a sophisticated inventory management system.
David Bryant, Sales Manager for Air Products CryoEase® Services' Science and Industry Division commented: "We were delighted to support the Anthony Nolan Trust with this project, which clearly shows the benefits of using one supplier to project-manage a total supply solution that alleviates the problems commonly found with interfacing between unrelated systems and multiple suppliers."
Dr Sergio Querol, Head of Cord Blood Services for Anthony Nolan Trust: "The Anthony Nolan Cord Blood Bank is honoured to work with Air Products CryoEase® Services, which is known throughout the industry for its technical cryogenic expertise, and excited on having jointly developed a state-of-the-art facility that will put a step forward in the development of high quality freezing and storage systems for cord blood banking."
Air Products CryoEase® Services has again demonstrated its expertise in designing and delivering an integrated solution for cryopreservation applications.