Important specifications for selecting a laboratory freezer are provided in this article. The laboratory freezers found in life science laboratories boast such features as programmable alarms, auto defrost, and computerized datalogging. The author outlines several important considerations for those looking to purchase a lab freezer.
There are numerous sizes and configurations of laboratory freezers available, including undercounter, freestanding, double-wide, and chest freezer models. An initial consideration in choosing a freezer model is the amount of space available in the laboratory. Specialized freezers are now available for applications like enzymes and vaccines, and computerized datalogging systems can bring laboratory quality control into the twenty-first century. A freezer may not be the most exciting equipment purchase a laboratory can make, but the peace of mind secure sample storage brings can be very rewarding.
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