WOOD DALE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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,
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
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/.