Sales have more than tripled for a Southeast Ohio maker of medical deep freezers needed for distributing coronavirus vaccines.
Stirling Ultracold shipped 700 units of various sizes in December alone, CEO Dusty Tenney said via email. Distribution has been boosted by partnerships including UPS and Medline Industries Inc., the country’s largest private medical supply distributor.
The newly approved vaccines need to be kept at Arctic temperatures – minus 80 degrees Celsius for Pfizer’s, minus 20 for Moderna’s. Stirling’s freezers meet those conditions but take up much less space and up to 75% less energy than freezers with traditional compressors. Some of its portable models can even plug in to a car’s power socket.
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Written by Carrie Ghose.
Originally published December 29, 2020.