US-based Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced a new ultra-low temperature freezer, developed for laboratories to offer sustainability and sample protection.


The new Thermo Scientific TSX ultra-low temperature freezer features natural refrigerants, which provide higher cooling efficiency and lower environmental impact.

Thermo Fisher Scientific controlled temperature technologies general manager and vice-president Chris Champlin said: "Energy efficiency is a feature most lab managers and sustainability officers look for when making purchasing decisions, but energy savings can come at the expense of sample integrity.

"The new Thermo Scientific TSX ultra-low temperature freezer delivers unparalleled efficiency, noise reduction, and sample protection."

The TSX ultra-low temperature freezer features V-Drive technology that is designed to operate at a low speed to reduce energy consumption while maintaining a uniform temperature.

The control system detects the activity and increases the drive speed to bring temperatures quickly back to the set point, when dealing with frequent door openings or when samples are added to the freezer.

Other features of the new freezer include a 600-box sample capacity to maximize storage within a 1.06m2 footprint and touch screen interface for access to vital freezer information, as well as on-board computer and USB port for data storage and exchange.

In Europe, The TSX freezer is currently available in a 50Hz version.

Image: The Thermo Scientific TSX ultra-low temperature freezer safely stores life science samples with temperature uniformity. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.