New SANYO Europe Limited Dual-Cooling Freezer Provides Ultimate Sample Security

Published: Jun 30, 2011

June 2011 – SANYO expands the range of dual-cooling -86ºC freezers with the launch of the extra-large capacity MDF-U700VX, an upright 728 litre model which provides maximum sample security for valuable research or clinical samples. With two independent refrigeration systems SANYO dual-cooling freezers maintain a reliable and uniform -86ºC ultralow temperature environment. Should one cooling system suffer an unexpected failure, the other circuit will keep irreplaceable samples safely around -70ºC until service can be arranged. This, the industry’s safest freezer design, not only protects precious samples but prevents the inconvenience and expense of out-of-hours call-outs in the event of a failure of one of the refrigeration systems.

These features make the MDF-U700VX ideal for storing high-value samples in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, stem cell research and regenerative medicine, tissue banks and blood transfusion centres, and other clinical and biomedical research facilities.

The MDF-U700VX has an extra-large capacity of 728 litres without taking up extra space, thanks to SANYO’s latest VIP Plus™ high efficiency vacuum insulation. In addition to reducing energy use, VIP Plus™ provides typically 24 per cent more storage capacity compared to a conventionally insulated freezer with the same footprint.

This latest dual-cooling unit offers SANYO’s industry-first intelligent ECO Mode, optimising compressor operation to match the freezer’s running conditions and minimise energy use. Efficient long-term operation of the freezer is facilitated by the filter-less condenser design, which eliminates the need for routine filter cleaning.

The central door-mounted LCD display panel provides intuitive programming of set points and clear confirmation of freezer status. An on-board data logging function allows the operator to easily check recent freezer performance. Other user-friendly design features include comprehensive alarms, a vacuum release port for smooth door opening, and quiet operation.

The MDF-U700VX is certified as a Class IIa Medical Device (93/42/EEC and 2007/47/EC), underlining SANYO’s commitment to the very highest standards of product design, quality and safety.


SANYO Electric Co. Ltd. is a multibillion dollar global corporation developing advanced technologies and unique products for environmental, energy and lifestyle applications. SANYO E&E Europe BV is a Biomedical division dedicated to life science solutions based around user-driven innovations, such as dual-cooling freezers to ensure sample security. Headquartered in the Netherlands, SANYO E&E Europe BV has sales and service organisations in the UK, France and the Netherlands and manages sales, marketing, logistics and technical service for SANYO laboratory products throughout Europe.

SANYO Biomedical products include an array of laboratory equipment featuring industry-leading technology, controls, construction and performance. Product lines include V.I.P. ultra-low temperature freezers, cryogenic freezers, pharmaceutical and medical refrigerators, cell culture incubators, plant growth chambers, and portable autoclaves.

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