The Medical Refrigeration Solutions Used By Hospitals

Luc Provost, CEO, B Medical Systems

Healthcare institutions such as hospitals, clinics, laboratories, blood banks and more, depend on medical refrigeration solutions to maintain the appropriate temperatures to safeguard and ensure the proper preservation of temperature-sensitive biological materials.

Preserving vaccines, drugs, blood tissues, serum, and various other biologicals at the correct temperatures is crucial to ensure their best conditions until their use in treatments and prevention measures against diseases. Medical refrigeration solutions play a vital role in this task.

Medical refrigeration has not only proven to influence human health directly through the inhibition of the development of bacteria and toxins, but also to avoid the degradation of important molecules in thermo sensitive medical products. For these biologicals, temperatures ranging from -86°C to +8°C may be necessary to stabilize the molecules involving in fighting pathogens and other causes of diseases. Moreover, refrigeration solutions are also employed to reliably keep vaccines at temperatures which will avoid their spoilage and these products have therefore seen extensive use all around the world, also because of the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

For these reasons, there is a continuous demand for reliable refrigeration service providers in the healthcare domain.

Medical refrigeration solutions can be categorized mainly into:

  • Pharmacy refrigerators
  • Laboratory refrigerators and freezers
  • Blood bank refrigerators
  • Plasma freezers
  • Ultra-low freezers
  • Transport boxes

B Medical Systems S.à r.l, a Luxembourg-based medical device manufacturer and a global leader in the medical cold chain, offers a diverse range of medical-grade refrigerators, ultra-low freezers, freezers, and transport boxes to safely transport and store any temperature-sensitive materials. 

Pharmacy and Laboratory Refrigerators

These equipment are used for the safe storage of pharmaceuticals including live virus vaccines and medications, cultures, specimens, tests, and other laboratory preparations at temperatures between +2°C and +15°C.These refrigerators are equipped with an advanced refrigeration system, high quality insulation and electronics, a 24/7 temperature monitoring software, and audiovisual alarm solutions offering the best in terms of reliability. B Medical Systems offers a wide variety of models like pharmacy refrigerator/freezer combo units and under-counter refrigerators.

Laboratory Freezers

Laboratory freezers are medical-grade freezers intended to preserve the integrity of your valuable research and clinical samples. B Medical Systems’ laboratory freezers ensure uniformity, temperature stability, and fast recovery thanks to their advanced cooling systems. Moreover, the smart auto defrost ensures minimal temperature deviations even during defrosting cycles. These laboratory freezers are also EU MDR and US FDA certified Class I medical devices.

Ultra-Low Freezers

Ultra-low freezers(or ULTs) are used to safely store human cells, tissues, DNA samples, and even vaccines at ultra-low temperatures. B Medical Systems’ devices are outfitted with a high-performing cooling system which, together with the ULT’s high thermal insulation, ensures temperature uniformity, reliability, fast temperature recovery upon door openings, and extended holdover times. These ultra-low freezers can easily reach temperatures ranging from -86°C to -20°C and, because of their advanced cooling systems and their use of green gases as refrigerants, are also energy efficient. Equipped with a 24/7 real-time monitoring solution, the company’s ultra-low freezers are class II(a) medical devices (EU MDR/US FDA).

Medical Transport Boxes

B Medical Systems’ medical transport boxes are used for the safe transport of specimens. The MT product range is comprised of five passive transport systems and one active transport box, working with a compressor. The boxes are suitable for intensive use in difficult ambient conditions and they conform with the European agreement on the international transport of hazardous goods by Road (ADR), Rail (RID), Sea (IMDG), and with the international agreement for air transport (ICAO-TI/IATA-DGR).Moreover, eutectic cooling systems are available as an option(- 32°C, +4°C, +22°C, and +37°C) for all passive transport boxes.

All the above-listed products are equipped with a 24/7 real-time monitoring solution for the reliable tracking of temperature data increasing the safety of the samples stored inside them.

Author Bio

Luc Provost

Luc Provost, CEO of B Medical Systems, has over 20 years of experience in the medical refrigeration field and the vaccine cold chain. Under his leadership, B Medical Systems has been instrumental in helping to vaccinate millions of people by installing more than 500.000 products in over 130 countries around the world. The company is an expert in providing reliable and safe storage and transport solutions for vaccines, medicines, samples and more.

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