The freezer. Every lab has one.
They’re used to store laboratory reagents, chemicals and experimental samples. And with so many different models and brands on the market, it’s important to do your research and ensure you’re buying the right freezer to meet your needs and comply with storage regulations.
If you’re in the market for a used lab freezer, we encourage you to take advantage of our new online resources. We’ve recently produced a series of articles and short videos containing the information you need to make the right lab equipment choices.
Our new video on cold storage features in-house expert Antonio Johnson. Antonio has a degree in neuroscience from UCSD and is a member of the BioSurplus sales and marketing team. Over the last year he’s been working with our service and repair department to create cold storage preventive maintenance programs and has become a resident expert in laboratory freezers.
In this video, Antonio provides useful information on the various types of freezers and their specifications, as well as helpful tips to keep them in optimum working order.
The four main freezer categories are:
- Standard freezers – -20 degrees C
- Plasma freezers – -40 degrees C
- Ultralows – -70 and -80 degrees C
- Cryofreezers – -150 and -196 degrees C
We’ve also provided in-depth information in the accompanying article, which includes a chart of the four types of freezers and their uses and features, a detailed chart with information on cryofreezers, tips for moving your freezers, maintenance tips, and a detailed preventive maintenance plan.
Remember, whether it’s an ultralow, a cryofreezer, standard freezer or a plasma freezer, BioSurplus is your go-to source. Our sales team is made up of science professionals with lab-bench experience who will help you find the right freezer for the right price.