Announcing the general availability of CryoSentinel
Cryo Sentinel LLC20 December 2021
Alpharetta, GA, December 20, 2021 – CryoSentinel®, the world's only Cryogenic storage surveillance system that uses thermographic imaging to monitor cryo-storage tanks, is now generally available to order in North America and select countries.
Using proprietary infrared technology to monitor the exterior of cryo-storage tanks, CryoSentinel will detect vacuum loss and immediately notify laboratory staff of a tank failure to provide them with adequate time to prevent the spoilage of biological materials. Each CryoSentinel system, through a visual representation of temperature displayed as colors, provides laboratory staff the ability to validate dewar status. This is accomplished through a live infrared video feed from a monitor at their location or from anywhere in the world, the only cryo-storage monitoring solution to do so.
Developed because traditional tank monitoring systems are often inaccurate and known to give staff inadequate notice to prevent catastrophic loss, CryoSentinel is superior to other systems. Through the use of infrared cameras aimed at tanks, the CryoSentinel System will immediately sense temperature change and send an alarm if a tank is failing up to 20 hours earlier than other monitoring systems.
Thomas Elliott, President of Cryo Sentinel, developed the system as an embryologist because he wanted to design a better way to protect the reproductive cells that were in his own care.
According to Thomas, "In the event of a sudden dewar failure there is rapid expansion of the nitrogen which can supercool the tank chamber, causing internal probes to indicate that there is still liquid nitrogen in the dewar until it is too late. CryoSentinel identifies thermal changes caused by such a vacuum failure. This unique method means that CryoSentinel will be able to warn staff sooner than any other cryogenic alarm system."
“I'm pleased to be working with CryoSentinel to make this superior technology available to both IVF and the greater cryogenic storage industry. It provides a much needed overlay to traditional cryogenic monitoring systems without any infrastructure change or disruption to current operations. Lab staff and the people they serve can be confident in the safe storage of their biological materials,” said Rick Dagenais, Cryo Sentinel's Chief Operating Officer.
About Cryo Sentinel:
Cryo Sentinel seeks to enhance the protection of cryogenically stored materials by improving the reliability and alert time of cryo-storage monitoring systems. Founded by Thomas Elliott, an embryologist with more than 25 years of IVF laboratory experience, the company focuses on patent pending real-time thermographic surveillance and highly reliable alert technologies.