Mr. Frosty - Useful?

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Mr. Frosty - Useful?

Post by Ainhoa M » Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:23 am

I would like to know if anyone has been using this device (Freezin conteiner) and if it is worth buying it in order to freeze my microencapsulated cells following a slow cooling protocol.

If there is anyone who has used or is using it, I would appreciate your opinions and I would also appreciate if you could tell me how this device works and the way it is used. Just put it in the freezer and it works?

Thanks beforehand

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Post by MrMistery » Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:56 pm

Mr frosty? What;s wrong with your good old cloroflorocarbon ozone-distroying refrigirator? when i made fresh plant microscope sections i used to keep them in the fridge in 70% alcohol and they were just fine
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Post by Priscilla » Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:53 pm

I am using it. I always use it. But I heard you could also keep in 20oC then -80 then liquid nitrogen tank. But to avoid being cursed by people after you when cells don't recover, it's better to buy Mr Frosty on the safe side.

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Post by damien james » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:58 am

I have used it. The only problem we had was alcohol leak sometimes. Other than that, it does good slow cooling job.
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