Microplate storage system reviews

Find out what our customers have to say about our microplate storage systems and our after sales support for these products.


Anima Biotech

We purchased our StoragePod unit back in 2018 for our DMSO based compound libraries. A very reliable and easy to use system that includes a V2 controller and the Dundee StoragePods. I must point out the excellent service provided by Stuart and the team, which manifest in a quick, pleasant, and professional response to every question and demand. When we had to replace the controller oxygen sensor, the whole procedure from identifying the problem, through shipping of the part to a video session for installation guidance took less than two days! Thank you, Roylan Developments.

Anima Biotech

Institute for Molecular Medicine, Finland

We purchased our first StoragePod V2 Controller and the first Dundee pods year 2010 to host small molecule libraries in DMSO on ECHO (acoustic dispenser from BeckmanCoulter) compatible plates, as we started our High Throughput Biomedicine HTB core laboratory at Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM. Since then, we have acquired more compounds and thus more Pods, and currently we have 70 Dundee Pods and around 10 short Dundee Pods. On top, we have 6 Helsinki Pods, specially designed for us, as we wanted also to store undissolved compound vials in racks under nitrogen, not only plates.

The Pods are convenient, as they can be stored in different temperatures. We have some Pods in freezers and some at +4 degrees Celsius. Most of the frequently used compound stocks we store at room temperature. Our functional quality control testing shows, that almost all compound stocks in DSMO have remained active at room temperature, the dark low oxygen and low relative humidity environment has been sufficient.

Also, the Pods have helped us greatly in keeping our DSMO dry. Especially in the summertime compound plates with DMSO get wet, but we can “dry” them with some sacrificial DMSO in the Pods. This has prolonged the lifetime of the source plates significantly. We are able to keep the DMSO% close to 90% all times for years despite weekly or monthly use.

A few years ago, as an upgrade we purchased the automated MultiPod Controller and four San Francisco pods. The Controller is automatically taking care of the San Franciso Pod contents, and they are easy to access by the users to get their pre-drugged assay plates when they need them. The smaller Pods are still in use and can be easily flushed with the same Controller. This system is essential to our daily laboratory operations.

Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland

User-friendly and low maintenance cost makes the StoragePod system an invaluable asset in our daily laboratory work. The device enables easy access to compounds when needed and provides minimal DMSO moisture absorption in a nitrogen atmosphere. The compact size of StoragePod system is also a great advantage when it comes to laboratory space.

In our company the StoragePod system is mostly used to store DMSO-based compound libraries in Labcyte Echo-qualified plates both between experiments and long-term storage at -20 degrees. The system saves significant costs and the time required to re-make fresh microplates.

Drug discovery company based in Poland

MOA technology

We have been using the MultiPod system since December 2020 and have expanded the number of pods on several occasions. We have eleven pods that are in regular use as a core piece of our compound management strategy. The system has been very reliable for us, with no failures in the past three years of use. The addition of extra pods has been carried out during routine servicing and didn’t require any system down time. Stuart and the team have been great to work with since our system was installed.

MOA Technology

When searching for an efficient and cost-effective compound storage solution, Roylan Developments came recommended. It was a pleasure to work with Stuart Naylor and the Roylan team and we could not be happier with our new MultiPod Storage Controller and San Francisco StoragePod.

The system was extremely easy to install and to configure, taking less than 30 mins total, and accessing it takes little to no effort. Additionally, the scalability is unmatched, with one MultiPod Controller operating up to 20 StoragePods.

We plan to use this system to store various lyophilized compounds as well as compounds in DMSO, and we will be expanding upon the number of StoragePods soon!

USA-based Life Science Company

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Our research facility focuses on high-throughput screening of compound library for drug discovery and repurposing to target cancers and microbial infections. The MultiPod system from Roylan offers a highly reliable solution for compound library storage. The MultiPod system has outstanding advantages in terms of capacity, minimal maintenance and easy set-up. The customer service provided by Roylan is direct and efficient. They offered immediate and courteous assistance to help us interpret the messages in the system and achieved a fast and timely delivery of a new replacement oxygen sensor.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Drug-discovery efforts in our laboratory focus on screening and development of small-molecule inhibitors that target HIV and cancer. Our efforts are often early-stage and we have little knowledge of compound stability both in solution and as powders to light, humidity, or oxygen. Therefore, protection of these valuable compounds is vital to our research efforts so that we know we are using our compounds in their most pure and uncompromised forms.

We have been using the San Francisco StoragePod from Roylan for several years and it has become a vital part of our laboratory’s drug library storage. We bank all of our solutions and powders in an easily accessed and organized way, the system is extremely easy to maintain, and with the few issues that have arisen, we have received prompt and courteous service, even from “across the pond”.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

We acquired our MultiPod system for storing our compound libraries from Roylan in 2016. As a core facility at an academic institution, the MultiPod storage system was a great fit in terms of capacity, reliability, and price point. We originally acquired two San Francisco StoragePods, three Short Dundee StoragePods, and a controller unit for storing our DMSO-based compound libraries in Echo-formatted plates at room temperature. We also have a MiniPod controller in case we need to move compounds off site and which can serve as a backup controller if our MultiPod controller needs off-site service. The system has worked well for our compound storage needs and is very low maintenance. We trust that the integrity of our compounds will be preserved while in the storage system. The system has flexible capacity, and we recently capitalized on that flexibility to accommodate our growing compound collection. We acquired a Dundee StoragePod for DMSO flushing and an additional San Francisco StoragePod; the order was painless and the delivery was lightning fast. For service, Roylan has always been prompt, efficient, and economical. When we had an issue with low humidity in our lab causing a line flush time out, Roylan came up with a solution and were able to get our system serviced quickly.

The Chemical Biology platform at NCMM

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