Corning™ Externally Threaded Cryogenic Vials

Manufactured from polypropylene for stability in extreme temperature conditions. Corning™ Externally Threaded Cryogenic Vials provide a safe and secure vessel for ultra-low temperature storage of valuable cell cultures and biological samples.

Manufacturer: Corning™ 430659

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Catalog No. 09-761-71

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Cryogenic vials are intended for placement only in the vapor phase of liquid nitrogen, and should not be used for storage in the liquid phase of liquid nitrogen. Immersion of the vials in the liquid phase could result in penetration of the liquefied gas into the vial, resulting in rapid vaporization of the liquid upon removal and possible violent explosion or leakage from the vial/closure perimeter.
To prevent cryogenic vials from exploding, never overfill liquid nitrogen storage units. Always examine vials before use to ensure no visible defects around the closure rims. Always use full faceshields, heavy safety gloves and laboratory protective apparel when removing vials from cryogenic storage. Always permit vials to warm slowly in a biological safety cabinet. Never reuse cryogenic vials.


    Closure Material Polypropylene
    Color Natural
    Certifications/Compliance Nonpyrogenic, RNase-/DNase-free
    Closure Color Orange
    Capacity 2mL
    Diameter (Metric) Outer 12.7mm
    Bottom Shape Round self-standing
    Material Polypropylene
    DNase Free Yes
    Thread Style External
    Sterile Yes
    Graduated Yes
    Height (Metric) 48.7mm
    Includes Silicone washer for tight seal, 50-position polyfoam rack with each case for easy carrying
    Label Type Marking Spot
    Packaging 500/Case
    Quantity 50/Pk.
    RNase Free Yes
    Temperature Range (Metric) −196°C
    Temperature Range (English) −320.8°F
    Product Type Cryogenic Vial


    • External threading
    • Black graduations and large marking spot for easy measurement and sample identification
    • Sterilized by gamma radiation
    • Withstands temperatures as low as -196°C
    • Certified nonpyrogenic and DNase-/RNase-free
    • Self-standing vials have a special base design allowing them to be locked into cryogenic racks for single-handed manipulation

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