Vaccine Freezers for Vaccine Storage and Handling
Vaccine Freezers are required for the safe storage of vaccines that must be kept at extremely low temperatures. Without sufficient storage, a vaccine is likely to form deviations, drastically impacting the vaccines efficiency. At Froilabo we work to support the medical and pharmaceutical industry with the equipment they require to ensure safe storage solutions. Vaccine freezers have been in high demand since the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Froilabo’s ultra-low temperature freezers provide a solution for exceedingly low temperature storage, perfect for vaccines that require extremely cold storage, including the Covid-19 vaccine. Our ultra-low temperature freezers are used for the storage of drugs, vaccines, enzymes, chemicals, bacteria and other samples.
Vaccine Storage Temperature: At What Temperature Should Vaccines be Stored?
The effectiveness of a vaccine may lessen if they are exposed to a temperature that is too hot or too cold, appropriate storage is vital for its effectives and for optimal protection. The storage temperature of a vaccine is determined in the manufacturer’s summary of product characteristics.
The Covid-19 vaccine must be stored in an ultra-cold freezer at temperatures between -80ºC and -60ºC, where it can be stored for up to six months. It can also be refrigerated for up to five days at standard refrigerator temperature (between + 2⁰C and + 8⁰C) before mixing with a saline diluent. It is shipped in a specially designed shipping container that can also be used as temporary storage for up to 30 days.
Vaccine Freezers Suitable for COVID-19 Vaccine Storage
Based in France, Froilabo’s vaccine freezers deliver the capacity required to store the Covid-19 vaccine at -86°C and meet vaccine storage temperature requirements.
The reason why the Covid-19 vaccine needs to be kept so cold is because of the mRNA inside. Leveraging mRNA technology has been pivotal in developing a safe, effective vaccine so quickly, but mRNA itself is incredibly fragile as it gets broken down very rapidly and easily. This instability is what has made developing an mRNA-based vaccine so challenging in the past.
Fortunately, a lot of work has now gone into developing methods and technology that make mRNA more stable, so it can successfully be incorporated into a vaccine. Covid-19 mRNA vaccines , however, require extremely cold storage at around -80ºC to ensure that the mRNA within the vaccine remains stable. These ultra-cold temperatures are only needed for storage as the vaccine is thawed before injection.
Vaccine Freezers from Froilabo
Vaccine storage from Froilabo includes our ultra-low temperature freezers. Our ultra-low temperature freezers, also known as ULT freezers, typically have a temperature range of -45°C to -86°C and are used for the storage of drugs, vaccines enzymes, chemicals, bacteria and other samples.
Our low temperature freezers are suitable as vaccine freezers and are available in various designs and sizes depending on how much vaccine storage is needed.
- Upright or chest freezer
- Internal storage from 200 – 1,000 L
- Shelves for vaccines and samples with doors to maintain temperature
Our -86°C range of ultra-low temperature freezers guarantees maximum protection of vaccines at all times. Protecting the vaccine, the user and the environment, our low temperature freezers are manufactured to European standards which means an energy efficient performance saving you money and helping to keep environmental emissions low.
With unbeatable value for money, the Trust low temperature range of freezers is ideal for long-term sample storage. The proposed volumes range from 340 to 690L.
The Trust range has been designed for maximum safety thanks to a robust design, offering easy maintenance and compliant with new F-Gas environmental regulations.
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