Medical-Grade Refrigeration Acquisitions


December 2019 - Vol. 8 No. 11 - Page #12

The implementation of medical-grade refrigerators and freezers is on the rise in clinical laboratories of all sizes. And while there can be great variation in the clinical scope of need for advanced refrigeration devices, that all clinical labs can benefit from the modern conveniences these devices provide. Strict and consistent temperature control is critical to numerous laboratory functions, and as medical-grade refrigeration becomes more common throughout the lab, it is encouraging to see this technology garner high satisfaction ratings. A strong majority of facilities (89%) rate their refrigeration technology as excellent or good.


After a small downtick in 2018, exclusive use of medical-grade refrigeration continues to trend upward.


Medical-grade refrigeration purchases are occurring across all facility sizes.


Thermo Fisher, Helmer, Follett, and Medline garner strong consideration in this deep field.

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Acquisitions in this area will remain brisk, with 41% of facilities indicating their intent to acquire new devices in the next few years.


Most facilities (67%) planning to acquire new refrigeration expect to do so within the next 3 years.


Helmer Scientific and Thermo Fisher Scientific enjoy substantial representation in the clinical lab, but this remains a busy market, with Follett, Medline, and Nor-Lake also well represented.

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