B Medical Systems' reliable ultra-low freezers
Ultra-Low Freezers have recently come under the spotlight because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As pharmaceutical companies revealed that some vaccines would be extremely thermo-sensitive and requiring a long-term storage temperature sometimes down to –70°C to ensure the efficacy of the doses, ULTs evolved from being equipment usually almost only used for research purposes, to a necessary instrument for the success of vaccination campaigns around the world. As vaccines are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, their safe storage has become critical, making the role of Ultra-Low Freezers more important than ever in the field of public health.
B Medical Systems S.a r.l is a global manufacturer and distributor of innovative medical refrigeration solutions and the global leader in the Vaccine Cold Chain. With its 40+ years of experience, the company continues to innovate the medical refrigeration industry with its products, ensuring that vaccines, medicines, and samples have the reliable storage environment they require.
Freezers for different needs
The company offers a wide range of ULTs among its products, varying in storage capacity. The starting model, the U201, with a storage capacity of 206 L is ideal for small clinics that only need to store small amounts of vaccines or medicines, while the final one, the U901, with 863 L of storage capacity, is perfect for vaccine storage hubs or large laboratories.
The major feature offered by these freezers is the flexibility in the operating temperature range as they can reliably store different products at temperatures between -20°C and -86°C, effectively allowing these models to also act as a normal medical freezer if required.
These ULTs have a variety of other characteristics and features. The advanced cooling system allowing a constant and even temperature distribution, coupled with insulated inner doors, improved gasket seals and the strong insulation, ensure a reliable storage environment for optimal sample safety. Moreover, these products provide a rapid pull down, strong door opening recovery and holdover times, which help guarantee a stable internal temperature during door openings and even adverse events. B Medical Systems’ ULTs also use natural green refrigerants to reduce their environmental impact while increasing their overall cooling efficiency, allowing these models to help reduce the vast energy consumption usually related to these types of products. The company’s ULT models are class II medical devices (EU MDR and US FDA), conform to EU F-Gas and US SNAP regulations, and the Energy Star certification is also available on some of them.
These models are renowned worldwide for their safety, quality, reliability, and energy efficiency. B Medical Systems’ products are used all over the world and are currently supporting the fight against COVID-19 in countries like Germany, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg, protecting different vaccines from any loss in potency by ensuring reliable storage conditions.
This article was originally published in Summer Edition European Biotechnology Magazine 2021.