Updated on 4 October 2016
Singapore: Technology company, Thermo Fisher Scientific has been awarded a 2016 Go Beyond award for Thermo Scientific TSX400 ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezer.
The Go Beyond awards recognize excellence in sustainability in laboratory and other high-technology facilities, with nominations evaluated based on the impact of people, products and projects in the sustainable laboratory community. Because of its ability to improve energy efficiency by up to 50 percent compared to ultra-low freezers that use conventional refrigerant, the TSX400 ULT freezer has won this year's award in the User Products category. The award was presented to Thermo Fisher on September 27 at the 2016 International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) conference.
Academic researchers are increasingly aware of the energy efficiency benefits of ultra-low temperature freezers due to the need to drive lower costs with a critical focus on maintaining the quality and integrity of sample management. The Freezer Challenge tasks North American laboratories to compete to become the most energy efficient, with up to eight awards across four categories for university, government, pharmaceutical/biotech, and clinical/hospital laboratories. The Challenge is an annual event conducted between January and May, with the 2016 category winners announced on September 26 - day two of the I2SL conference. The conference is comprised of technical presentations, symposia, discussions, workshops and exhibits to highlight and promote advancements in laboratory efficiency and performance.
"Our sponsorship of the North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge reflects our commitment to supporting the adoption of the best practices and technologies that reduce a laboratory's energy expenditure," said Mr Chris Champlin, vice president and general manager, Controlled Temperature Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "Thermo Fisher is dedicated to promoting laboratory sustainability technologies that protect data integrity, the laboratory footprint and our environment, something that is reflected by our recent Go Beyond award for the TSX400 ULT freezer."