Danby to Produce Freezers to Store Future COVID-19 Vaccines for North America
With Danby producing over 500,000 freezers a year they believe they can help with the need for medical freezers when the COVID-19 vaccine goes to market. Danby has experience making medical fridges with the Danby Health lineup, a medical-grade refrigerator that is equipped to store temperature-sensitive goods.
However, the current Danby Health lineup is not equipped to reach the low temperatures required for the new vaccines, so a new freezer lineup is in development. Danby’s first hyper-cold line of freezers will come in a variety of sizes and specs to meet the demand for the new vaccine storage requirements. The freezers won’t be available right away, projected to be available in approximately 120 days, which should align with the timing of the demand.
“We are pulling out all the stops. It’s a top priority of the company,” said Estill. “This can make a very meaningful impact in the world. A vaccine is no good if it can’t be distributed or stored.”
Danby has 4 models we will be offering from their Danby Health line. The new low-temperature freezers are feature-rich to maintain the integrity of the vaccine as much as possible:
Danby Health Model # DHCF116
11.6 cu ft (328 L) -122.8°F (-86°C) Ultra-Low Temperature Chest Freezer
The Danby Health DHCF116 ultra-low temperature chest freezer is a medical-grade deep freezer for laboratory and medical use.
Danby Health Model # DHUF14
14 cu ft (340 L) -122.8°F (-86°C) Ultra-Low Temperature Upright Freezer
The Danby Health DHUF14 ultra-low temperature freezer is specifically designed to meet the demands of long-term and safe storage of highly valued medical and laboratory materials.
Danby Health Model # DHUF24
23.9 cu ft (678 L) -122.8°F (-86°C) Ultra-Low Temperature Upright Freezer
The Danby Health DHUF24 ultra-low temperature freezer is rated for medical and laboratory use.
Danby Health Model # DHUF30
30.3 cu ft (678 L) -122.8°F (-86°C) Ultra-Low Temperature Upright Freezer
The Danby Health DHUF30 ultra-low temperature freezer is specifically designed as a medical and laboratory freezer.
Read the official Press Release here.