Pharmacy Fridges and medical storage requirements

pharmacy fridgesThere are a number of solutions for storing vaccines that are available in the market today. The cold storage of pharmaceutical samples and vaccines is of great importance in maintaining the physical properties of the substances and ensuring that the vaccine is fit for purpose. Those who require pharmacy fridges should look for reliability as well as convenience as if the temperature is altered by even 1 degree, products could spoil leading to increased wastage.

The most common method of pharmaceutical refrigeration has historically been the use of domestic freezers. These freezers have often been the result of converted a drinks fridge into a tailor made pharmacy fridge. However, these are designed for the storage of food and drink. For maximum safety, choose a solution that has not been previously used for any other purpose to avoid cross contamination. These drinks fridges are not designed to meet the specific temperature needs or temperature sensitive products such as insulin or other vital vaccines.

To avoid any possibility of spoiling the products a specific set of guidelines need to be followed. For example, temperature sensitive medications should only be stored in the middle or upper shelves or should be located close to the ice compartment but avoid freezing at the same time.

Pharmacy fridges which are specifically purpose built to meet the stringent policies set by regulators are widely available. They can come in any sizes with remote temperature control to for even more accurate cold storage. Mobile cold storage units are also available for dealing with short term fluctuations in demand in the winter months, saving time and money.

Many tend to go with cheaper alternatives, however, is it worth risking the health of patients and neglecting the responsibly medical institutions have just for a cheaper alternative?

If you are looking for pharmacy fridge providers, get in touch with CRS Cold Storage solutions, who provide quality pharmaceutical cold storage in the UK and in Ireland in a range of tailor made specifications. CRS pharmacy fridges have been used and recommended in medical board approved sites for high value inventories. 

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