How Ultra-Low Temperature Freezes Work & How Leasing One Helps Your Bottom Line
Excedr’s lease program can accommodate your clinical lab’s instrument needs and model preferences, regardless of brand or model. Get in touch with us today and learn how leasing a ULT freezer can save you time and money.
All equipment brands/models are available
The Advantages of Excedr’s ULT Freezer Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
Refrigerators and freezers keep items at low temperatures, reducing the rate of spoilage by reducing the rate of bacteria reproduction.
Refrigerators and freezers work by pulling heat out of a thermally-insulated compartment providing cold storage conditions. Heat pumps, either mechanical, electrical, or chemical, are used to move hot air out, cooling the inside of the refrigerator or freezer unit. Freezers function the same as refrigerators, except they work at a much lower cryogenic temperature.
Ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers are meant to provide long-term storage for biological samples like viruses, bacteria, enzymes, RNA, and cell cultures, but also works perfectly for reagent and vaccine storage. As the name implies, these models work at much lower temperatures than commercial freezers, ranging from -45 to -150 C depending on their intended purpose, and come in four main configurations to accommodate different lab spaces:
- Tabletop or benchtop
You’ll find ULT freezers almost any laboratory environment, from hospitals (where cold storage facilities are often essential), biomedical facilities, and blood banks to research institutes; anywhere temperature control is paramount. That’s because sample storage at a specific temperature range is almost always a necessity when working with biological products.
Whether you are looking for a high-performance stainless steel lab freezer or are more focused on energy efficient models that provide excellent sustainability or ergonomics, there are a wide range of manufacturer choices and features options that are easy-to-use and fit your needs.
ULT Freezer Refrigeration Cycle Explained
Ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers are essential in any lab environment. They play a critical role in helping to ensure the safe storage of precious samples. Operating within the -46°C to -86°C range, ULTs are the perfect equipment for any lab storing analytes and products, from enzymes and drugs to biospecimen samples (such as urine, blood, tissue, cells, DNA, RNA, or protein, from humans, animals, or plants).
A ULT freezer can store hundreds of thousands of dollars in product, playing a vital role in modern laboratories by protecting samples critical to the future of their research. While lab professionals demand reliability, they must also consider storage capacity, energy usage, noise considerations and other factors that can impact their daily workflows and operational costs.
ULT freezers’ capabilities cannot be measured by one attribute alone, given the wide range of factors to consider. Instead, optimal performance is a cumulative measure of every consideration. With so many different, and highly valuable, products today, it’s critical that you research everything you need to know about ULT freezers when selecting one for your lab.
Heat Pump and Refrigeration Cycle
The Carnot Cycle
We Offer Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer Leases to Fit Every Need
ULT freezers ensure high-performance, temperature stability, and temperature uniformity, and are essential to any research or clinical lab, as they play a critical role in helping store precious samples or products. Operating within the -46°C to -86°C range, ULTs can safely store a wide range of samples and products, from biological samples to enzymes and drugs.
While ULT freezers can bring forward questions of energy consumption or energy efficiency, leasing a freezer that is Energy Star certified can ensure your machine meets exceptional energy efficiencies. If you want to lease a ULT freezer or cryostat, let us know by getting in touch or requesting a lease estimate.
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.