A new freezer recently delivered to Idaho State University has found an important use – storing southeast Idaho’s supply of COVID-19 vaccine. The freezer, a Thermo Scientific Revco RLE Series Ultra-Low freezer, is designed to hold a variety of items common to research facilities, such as tissue samples, DNA and RNA. With its capacity to store these substances at -86 degrees Celsius, and the fact that it’s not already full, it’s the perfect place for the incoming COVID-19 vaccine.
Pfizer’s vaccine, approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration on Dec. 10, requires storage at -70 degrees Celsius. Read More