Dr. C. Padhiyar, Lab Director at LifeCell, who have taken delivery of their ninth freezer.

LifeCell was established in 2004 and within a short span of twelve years has grown into India’s largest Cord Blood and Stem Cell repository with state-of-the-art laboratory at its headquarters in Chennai and a satellite laboratory in Gurgaon, near Delhi. The company has recently added four more Planer Kryo750-30 controlled rate freezers to their laboratory in Chennai to meet the increasing demand of freezing their sample intake. Life Cell now have nine Planer Freezers - two of the Kryo 560-16 and seven of Kryo 750-30 models. Our long standing Indian distributor, Indus Instruments, helped the customer through the purchase and installation process. The principals of Indus - Mr. P. P. Venkitachalam and Mr. D. Ravi - have between them more than four decades of experience in supporting instrumentation.

The freezers are working twenty four seven freezing the increasing number of cell samples. The Planer CRFs are used to freeze these samples in vials and micro cassettes and use protocols optimised by the user via Planer's versatile Delta T software. LifeCell provides comprehensive Stem Cell Solutions including Menstrual Stem Cell banking - the only banking of its kind in India. The repository has now a stored collection of more than 200,000 units and is steadily marching towards a target of 275,000 in the near future.  

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