Freezing on the top of the world

11_2122013143349Labcold are pleased to be supplying 12 -40ºc bench top freezers for the Xtreme Everest 2 expedition.
Having worked with the Xtreme team beofre when they went to the alps, Labcold were appoached again to supply freezers for the storage of samples for the new expedition to Everest.

Xtreme Everest is a dedicated team of intensive care doctors, nurses and scientists. They conduct experiments on themselves and other volunteers at high altitude in order to develop novel therapies to improve the survival rates of their patients. This is the second visit to Everest, where they hope to continue their pioneering work on the effects of hypoxia.

The Labcold super freezers are used to keep blood samples for analysis both in the field and back in the UK. With an operating temperature range of between -30°C and -40°C, these freezers were thoroughly performance tested, including surviving a hyperbaric chamber and being flown up Mount Rosa hanging beneath a helicopter, when the same model was successfully used for the CASE Medical Alpine expedition in 2010.

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