Clinical and laboratory personnel with the need to store vaccines, pharmaceuticals, and other molecular or biological samples safely, have another line cold storage options in the form of a laboratory-grade, under-the-counter refrigerators being offered by Thermo Scientific.
The TSX505 Series is designed to minimize noise and energy consumption. The company said the series is the only one in its class which uses thermoelectric devices in place of compressor technology. This approach enables variable speed control.
The new refrigerators regulate their internal temperatures more effectively to provide ideal storage conditions for the most demanding applications, according to Thermo Scientific.
The Thermo Scientific TSX505 Series will debut at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo (booth 4039), July 30-August 3, in San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
The compressor-free V-Drive technology features synchronized temperature management (STeM).
Internal conditions are actively monitored and maintained at the desired temperature. This includes constant monitoring of, and adjustments during, door-openings to minimize the negative impact of temperature fluctuations on samples.
The V-Drive and STeM provide uninterrupted temperature stability and uniformity throughout the internal chamber. Furthermore, the new TSX505 refrigerators consume up to 37 per cent less energy than other models, translating to an average annual cost reduction of up to 30 per cent.
The TSX 505 refrigerators also cut down on the “humming” sound heard by users of other lab-grade refrigerators. Refrigerators in the series operate at a discrete 35 dBA.
This means that the unit can be kept in work areas without disturbing personnel, or nearby patients.
The new line also uses environmentally-friendly refrigerants in compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP).
Data logging capabilities are easily enabled through a USB port, allowing users to monitor storage conditions in a timely and efficient manner.
For more information about the new high-performance under-the-counter refrigerators, visit thermofisher.com/aacc2017.