WOOD DALE, Ill.--Panasonic Healthcare Corporation of North America has introduced a large capacity upright ultra-low temperature freezer developed for long-term storage of biologicals and critical samples. Marketed as the VIP® Series MDF-DU900VC-PA, the new -86°C freezer is designed for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical research and life science institutions where the accumulation of current and prior research is adding to an exponentially increasing demand for biopreservation. The freezer will be useful in biobanks and biorepositories where frozen samples are maintained for short-term as well as long-term investigation.
Powered by Panasonic Healthcare-designed refrigeration compressors, the MDF-DU900VC-PA employs a time-proven refrigeration system which has demonstrated better than 99% uptime throughout the life cycle of the entire VIP Series of upright cabinets. Unique system cooling functions within the cascade refrigeration circuit use the same energy twice to cool the preserved product and the compressors, a process that minimizes compressor stress and extends compressor life.
The MDF-DU900VC-PA represents an engineered balance of storage volume, cooling capacity and energy management designed to place reliability at the forefront of freezer performance. Concurrently, the microprocessor-based controller uses integral predictive maintenance data points to provide constant supervision of freezer functions, and data acquisition with communications and remote monitoring functions. A high-visibility touchscreen control interface mounted at eye level displays critical operating information in a bright color LCD display.
The freezer cabinet is based on the Panasonic Healthcare VIP® Plus insulation profile, a thin-wall composite of vacuum insulation panels layered with high performance, CFC-free foam, creating maximum internal volume per ft.2 ratios. Capacity is 672 2” boxes or 448 3” boxes in a compact 10.79 ft.2 footprint.
Freezer access and frost mitigation are managed through an Advanced Frost Control system with a multifunction EZlatch door handle (patent pending). EZlatch simplifies one-handed door opening and closing, and assures integrated performance of the cabinet door, multi-point door gaskets and micro air breaks around the face of the cabinet to restrict moisture migration and to reduce frost associated with temperature differentials as much as 116°C (212°F).
With the addition of the 29.8 cu.ft. freezer, the Panasonic Healthcare VIP Series product line now includes six sizes. For more information, visit www.panasonic-healthcare.com/us/biomedical/ultra-low-freezers.
About Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.
Incorporated in 1969, Panasonic Healthcare is a global company that develops, manufactures, sells and services medical equipment and solutions. Through its three core businesses for InVitro Diagnostics devices, Medical IT, and Laboratory and Medical Support devices, the company contributes to the wellbeing of society by creating new value propositions for all people who wish for better health. For further information on Panasonic Healthcare, please visit http://www.panasonic-healthcare.com/global/.
About Panasonic Healthcare Corporation of North America
Panasonic Healthcare Corporation of North America is a subsidiary of Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, and offers laboratory equipment and services to biopharmaceutical, life sciences, academic, healthcare and government markets. For information call Panasonic Healthcare Corporation of North America at 800-858-8442 or visit http://www.panasonic-healthcare.com/us/biomedical/.