Panasonic Cryogenic Freezers
Panasonic developed the world’s first -152°C ultra-low temperature freezer in 1991 in response to a growing demand for cryopreservation solutions following medical and scientific advances, such as the increased use of cryopreserved oocytes in IVF and stem cells in transplants. Since then, Panasonic has continually invested in the ongoing development of cryogenic freezers, introducing improved insulation, better refrigeration technology and alarm systems, and a bigger capacity. The latest Panasonic MDF-C2156VAN and MDF -1156 ultra-low temperature freezers offer unparalleled safety, reliability and uniform temperatures thanks to the application of over 20 years of specialist expertise.
Panasonic’s -150°C ultra-low temperature freezers are already in use to store:
- Umbilical cord blood as a source of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells.
- Stem cells for autologous transplants in patients who have undergone high dose chemotherapy.
- Adipose tissue, epithelial cells and bone marrow for stem cell therapy.
- Blood products for immunology analysis.
- Mesenchymal stromal cells for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.
- Cancerous tissue samples.
- Semen for artificial insemination – used for breeding guide dogs and race horses.
- Oocytes and embryos for IVF.
- Ovarian tissue for preserved reproductive function in women undergoing treatments.
- Plant seeds/shoots for breeding.
- Components for shrink fitting of parts in industrial manufacturing.
- Temperature testing of parts in the automotive and aerospace industry.