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CDC Refrigeration Guidelines for Submitting COVID-19 Specimens for Testing

More than 11 million people in Canada have been tested for COVID-19, and thousands more are tested each day. To maximize the accuracy of these results, significant care must be exercised while handling and transporting these samples. Here, we discuss some of the most important guidelines for sample safety in line with recommendations from the […]

Compact Medical Grade Refrigerators: A Guide

Medical-grade refrigerators are indispensable in the world of modern medicine since they play a critical role in safekeeping biological samples, vaccines, medicines, and other medical supplies. Lab refrigerators come in a variety of sizes and styles, including built-in, countertop, and under the counter. Compact laboratory refrigerators are ideal for small and large facilities, including hospitals, […]

CDC Guidelines for Vaccine andCOVID-19 Specimen Storage

Countries around the world are in a multibillion dollar race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, COVID-19 specimens sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are carefully stored and collected for diagnostic purposes. This requires proper cold storage solutions that store specimens at the right temperature, ensuring they’re viable for testing and […]

4 Preventive Maintenance Tips for Laboratory Refrigerators

Pharmaceutical-grade lab refrigerators in research centers and medical facilities store temperature-sensitive biological samples and vaccines. Failure to follow the best preventive maintenance practices of essential lab equipment can lead to sub-optimal performance, or worse, reduced potency and compromised integrity of sample materials. Preventive maintenance of refrigeration devices allows you to detect failures proactively, optimize energy […]

An 4-Step Checklist to Safely Store Vaccines

Immunization is one of the biggest cost-effective public health interventions to date. WHO estimates that nearly 2 to 3 million deaths are prevented each year through immunizations against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine (DTP). What’s more, the estimated global demand for vaccines totaled 3.5 billion doses in 2018. And now, with the multi billion dollar […]

How to Keep Platelets Safe While Saving Energy

While we all know platelets as the component of blood that helps it develop clots upon wounds, there’s more to these biconvex discoid structures. When it comes to storing them, they must be isolated from blood and stored separately, with plasma. The time period of their storage is usually five days. Over time, they undergo […]