Case Studies 06-17-2020

Case Study long-term virus research with UTL freezers

BINDER freezers do their part in coronavirus vaccine research


  • Long-term virus research involving dangerous pathogens at the University of Bern’s high-security laboratory in Mittelhäusern, Switzerland
  • Coronavirus research
  • Highly infectious diseases such as footand-mouth disease are also a focal point of virus research
  • Samples are taken as and when required, or stored in the ultra low temperature freezer until they are needed.


Customer requirements:

  • Constant, permanent temperatures of -80 °C
  • Door lock for secure storage
  • Simple operation for laboratory workers wearing protective equipment
  • Space-saving in laboratory environments
  • Quiet operation
  • Absolute reliability
  • Low power consumption


BINDER freezers have become a stalwart of my work.

Prof. Thiel

BINDER solution: ultra low temperature freezers

  • Range of temperature controller: -90°C to -40°C
  • Lowest energy consumption in its class
  • Powerful cascade compressor cooling unit
  • Environmentally friendly refrigerants R-290 and R-170
  • Efficient thermal insulation with vacuum insulation panels
  • Innovative door gasket concept reduces buildup of ice
  • Ergonomic door handle
  • Rust-proof interior made completely of stainless steel
  • Detachable inner doors made of stainless steel


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