Post Date : February 10, 2021
Godrej & Boyce, which has been partnering in the ongoing Covid vaccination drive in India through its medical refrigeration solutions, today announced the addition of state-of-the-art ultra-low temperature freezers to its portfolio.
These newly launched advanced medical freezers can preserve life-saving medical supplies including critical vaccines below -80°C and are aimed at boosting both Indian and global medical cold chain. These freezers are suited for mRNA-based vaccines which are being deployed in other countries currently.
“This pandemic has underscored the need to be future ready when it comes to vaccine cold chain infrastructure. As a group we are constantly transforming to get newer technologies and partner to make the nation self-reliant. Our latest offering of Ultra Low Temperature Freezers will help make India more ready for vaccines of the future as well. This endeavor also brings alive our ethos of Made in India for the World.”~ Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd.
Godrej’s Ultra Low Temperature freezer are built with safety systems with alarms to protect secondary compressor in case of unlikely pressure build up. Furthermore, it has features like 2 step sealing & Internal separate doors to help avoid temperature ingress, Oil recovery for secondary system for long running, back-up systems like Liquid CO2 or Liquid NO2 ensure safety of stock stored, by maintaining a stable temperature for over 48 hours, in case of a power outage or an unlikely system failure
“We are glad that we have been able to apply our refrigeration expertise in developing a strong vaccine cold chain in India at a critical time. Our medical refrigerators and medical freezers deliver the precise cooling temperature of 2°C – 8°C and -20°C respectively, needed for the vaccines being administered by India currently. Now, with our newly launched range of advanced ultra-low temperature freezers, which can provide a temperature of below -80°C, India will also have the storage solutions readily available, for other Covid-19 vaccines being deployed across the world. We are partnering with various stakeholders in strengthening the healthcare cold chain and aiming to assist in other potential vaccine roll out challenges – like through mobile clinics for last mile vaccine deployment in remote areas, for the next phase of Covid-19 vaccine inoculation.”~Kamal Nandi, Business Head and Executive Vice President, Godrej Appliances
Currently, the capacity for Ultra Low Temperature Freezers is 12,000 units per annum, but the company is working towards quickly ramping up to 30,000 units per annum, to meet the growing global demand.
Godrej & Boyce has been committed to serving the country especially in the trying pandemic times, through its diverse offerings like medical components – Hospital Bed Actuators and Electro-magnetic valves for ventilators, or through disinfectant devices aimed at keeping the population safer at home, or setting up socially distant offices to keep people safe at work.