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Cryogenic cooperation

Messer Group and NSC Medical Cooling Systems pool their know-how in cryopreservation

Messer Group and NSC Medical Cooling Systems GmbH (NSC) have formed a cooperative partnership. They are pooling their knowledge in the field of nitrogen-based cryopreservation to the benefit of medicine.

The two companies will establish a joint package of services in the market for the preservation and storage of organic materials. The partners want to use a new application technology to guarantee maximum temperature stability and process reliability as well as complete documentation. “University clinics, private and public hospitals and blood transfusion services as well as the pharmaceutical industry and research facilities throughout Europe will benefit from this cooperation,” Bernhard Keltsch, managing director of NSC, is sure. “All customer requirements will be met from a single source in future: from consultancy to individual planning to installation and gas supply.”

Two strong partners
The privately managed company Messer Group operates in the medical sector in more than 24 European countries and is one of the leading specialists in medical, specialty and industrial gases. NSC, based in Seevetal near Hamburg, develops and plans cooling systems. These BOS systems (Biological Organization Systems) encompass organisation and cryopreservation for the storage of biological materials at temperatures ranging down to minus 80 degrees Celsius. Systems for temperatures down to minus 160 degrees want to be available next year. The cooling medium used by NSC is liquid nitrogen. This is where the wheel turns full circle.

“The BOS systems and the nitrogen supplied by Messer complement each other perfectly,” says Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of Messer Group.

The two companies will present themselves jointly to industry specialists for the first time at the annual conference of the German Society for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology (DGTI) in Dresden from 9 to 12 September 2014.