Press Release: Brooks Introduces TempAura Remote Temperature Monitoring For Small, Distributed Biosample Storage

CHELMSFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A., (January 25, 2016) - Brooks Automation, a global provider of automated sample storage systems for compound management and biorepositories, has introduced TempAura™ remote sample temperature monitoring. The solution’s do-it-yourself installation, simple operation, and Web-based data portal permit immediate response when sample conditions exceed tolerances.

"TempAura is the only solution that brings easy to use, affordable sample temperature monitoring to small, highly distributed biosample and compound storage facilities," said Dusty Tenney, president, Brooks Life Science Systems. "Now, researchers can ensure sample quality and integrity with a Brooks solution that is easy to own, simple to install, and effortless to use."

TempAura is designed for small research laboratories where real-time tracking and maintaining sample temperature, viability, and integrity has not been affordable or feasible. The solution features easy, do-it-yourself installation with no software to install. Its plug-and-play networking and wireless connectivity simplify set up. Data and reports are preconfigured in a Web-based customer portal that is easily accessible from any desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

TempAura sensors also can be attached to sample transport devices for in-transit monitoring in areas covered by the solution’s Wi-Fi network. Door sensors alert researchers when freezers are left open or are being accessed.

  • The solution offers the following benefits:
  • Allows quick access to data
  • Permits fast response to out of specification conditions
  • Enables real-time regulatory checks without having to access freezer
  • Helps meet sample quality audits and assessments
  • Is easily scalable and expandable
  • Measures temperature from ambient to cryogenic conditions

The low-priced TempAura Explorer Pack comes with 10 wireless remote temperature sensors, two door access sensors, and two wireless network gateways. Brooks will begin accepting orders for the solution in February 2016. Learn more about TempAura Remote Temperature Monitoring or contact us.

About Brooks Automation, Inc.
Brooks is a leading worldwide provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences. Brooks’ technologies, engineering competencies and global service capabilities provide customers speed to market and ensure high uptime and rapid response, which equate to superior value in their mission-critical controlled environments. Since 1978, Brooks has been a leading partner to the global semiconductor manufacturing market and, by applying expertise in automation and cryogenics, has expanded its offerings to meet the sample storage needs of customers in the life sciences industry. Brooks recently completed a strategic acquisition of BioStorage Technologies, Inc., complementing Brooks’ life sciences offerings with comprehensive outsource services. Brooks now offers, in addition to a broad range of products and services for on-site infrastructure for sample management in temperatures of -20°C to -150°C, outsource service solutions across the complete life cycle of biological samples including collection, transportation, processing, storage, protection, retrieval and disposal. Brooks is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, with direct operations in North America, Europe and Asia.

Press contacts:
Barbara Culhane
Corporate Marketing Manager
Brooks Automation
Email: Barbara.culhane@brooks.com
Phone: 978-262-2816

Don Goncalves
Tiziani Whitmyre, Inc
Email: dgoncalves@tizinc.com
Phone: 781-793-9380