Tailored to meet the precise storage requirements of Biostore & it’s Customers.
Biostore UK Limited has been setup to meet the needs of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical companies in the area of ULT and low temperature storage. Working with some of the leading equipment manufacturers Biostore UK has positioned itself to be a market leader in the field of sample/product storage. Business is a risk, but no one wants to take risks with those samples/products which take weeks and months to generate or retain samples that need to be kept but take up
valuable space, or those samples that cannot be destroyed and need long term storage. Need short to medium term storage for clinical trials material? Our site has considerable growth potential and with our industry links high volume storage can be made available in a rapid time. What ever the reason, Biostore UK understand your need to operate at the highest level. With a full quality system and regular updates and auditing Biostore UK offer a leading edge solution to storing your temperature critical samples and products.
Current capacity is circa 1.5 M samples, we can offer a range of support packages and based on experience all clients require some level of bespoke package. From single vials up to batch sizes of many thousands of units we have a temperature controlled solution and QP package to match your needs today and into the future.
Biostore UK has links with leading courier companies who specialise in time critical shipments. The less time your samples are in transit the less risk you are exposed too. Should you elect you use your own shipping service then Biostore UK is more than happy to accept this. We can provide expertise if you require advice on package materials.
Biostore UK now offer clients a safe and well managed route to sample destruction. This is a service reserved for storage clients only. If you store your samples with us we can manage your storage space optimising what is available to you. We have a robust destruction procedure and operate only on explicit client instruction.
Biostore UK offer a storage only service. Clients can arrange for shipment and collection of their materials using their own courier service. Communication is vital to assure the shipping agent arrives at the pre arranged time.
Biostore UK can accept no liability for materials until they have been received at our facility. On receipt shipping temperature will be verified against the Sample Transfer Protocol (STP). Any out of specification will be immediately notified to the client.
Samples will be verified against the STP inventory and then stored as appropriate. The full details and precise locations will be entered on the item tracker database.
All equipment in use at Biostore UK is continuously monitored. Temperature data is monitored and should an alarm condition occur, there is notification to the on-call engineer, staff on-site and SMS texting to the staff responsible for the unit. Biostore UK take very seriously any deviation in temperature and will ensure clients are kept informed of all significant temperature excursions.
Biostore UK use market leading Pharmagraph CFR21 part 11 compliant software with Eltek Gen II wireless transmitters to monitor and record all equipment data. The “Gen II” system is used in a variety of environments and is particularly suited to Biostore UK’s application.
Biostore UK acknowledges that it is not immune to equipment failure. To guard against risk, Biostore UK has a tiered backup structure in place to mitigate the effects on your valuable samples. We have on-site electricity generation as backup to mains power failure. We carry a reserve unit for each of the temperatures covered.
The Biostore UK Quality System is certified to ISO9001:2015 by the British Assessment Bureau (certificate number 206528) for all controlled storage activities. In addition, Biostore understands the needs of the medicines manufacturing client base and, therefore, the quality system also conforms to the relevant sections of the MHRA Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Distributors, 2019 (The Orange Guide). This gives assurance of compliance with EU GMP for any clients where these regulations are required from their suppliers.
At Biostore we understand the need for client confidence in the security of our storage.
- All storage areas are controlled access with programmed key fob entry systems.
- The site is monitored by CCTV on a 24/7 basis linked to an out of hours call out system.
- A backup generator is in place to ensure that, in the unlikely event of any power interruption, the storage conditions of your product will remain unaffected.
- UPS installed for critical systems.
Storage & Management
With a comprehensive range of in-house sample storage equipment Biostore UK provides a full scope of temperature-controlled storage available from controlled room temperature to LN2. Speak to us about bespoke temperatures, with secured access to your samples and electronic temperature logs.
Biostore UK is ISO 9001:2015 accredited. You can trust us to work with you and your materials in an open and trustworthy professional manner. Put our storage capacities and professional expertise to work for the benefit of your samples or materials.
Current capacity is circa 1.5 M samples, we can offer a range of support packages and based on experience all clients require some level of bespoke package. From single vials up to batch sizes of many thousands of units we have a temperature controlled solution package to match your needs today and into the future.