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Developer(s) Felipe Martínez Pastor
Initial release May 12, 2011 (2011-05-012) (0.1)[1]

0.1  (May 12, 2011; 12 years ago (2011-05-12))

Preview release none [±]
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English, Spanish
Type Laboratory informatics software
License(s) GNU Public License v3.0

OpenCryobank was a free web-based open-source database system specifically designed for tracking frozen sample inventory in biological laboratories.

Product history

The Open Laboratory Framework project began on SourceForge in January 2011[2], when developer Felipe Martínez Pastor decided to take matters into his own hands. After finding several expensive or overly-complicated options, Pastor set out to develop a "barebones" system that would handle his needs, specifically for managing samples at the small cryobank he worked at.[3]

The last and only update to the file occurred on May 12, 2011 with the release of version 0.1. The project is presumably dead or abandoned.


Features of OpenCryobank included[4]:

  • sample management
  • queries
  • data import and export
  • print support
  • user-based security

Hardware/software requirements

Installation requirements for OpenCryobank (similar to a LAMP install) included[5]:

  • Xataface
  • Apache 4.3 or higher, with PHP support
  • MySQL 3.2.3 or higher

Videos, screenshots, and other media

Many screenshots of the program were included on the wiki pages.

Entities using OpenCryobank

Further reading

External links

OpenCryobank can be found on SourceForge. However, use caution when downloading and installing from there; the install package may contain undesirable add-on software.


  1. "OpenCryobank - Files". SourceForge. Retrieved 02 October 2012. 
  2. "OpenCryobank". SourceForge. Retrieved 02 October 2012. 
  3. "OpenCryobank - El autor". Pastor, Felipe Martínez. Retrieved 02 October 2012. 
  4. "OpenCryobank Wiki". Pastor, Felipe Martínez. Retrieved 02 October 2012. 
  5. "OpenCryobank - Instalación". Pastor, Felipe Martínez. Retrieved 02 October 2012.