Panasonic’s Most Energy Efficient 700 Litre -86°C Freezer Provides Maximum Sample Security

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17 December 2012: Den Haag/Etten-Leur: Energy efficiency is fast becoming a vital feature of modern laboratory equipment, and this is clearly demonstrated in the new Eco VIP KM-DU73Y1E -86°C upright freezer from Panasonic. With a capacity of 728 litres, the freezer is the most energy-efficient of its size, and is ideal for sample storage within hospitals, biomedical research institutes and biopharmaceutical laboratories. Energy savings lead to reduced running costs as well as environmental benefits, and so the KM-DU73Y1E provides a range of advantages to all users of ultra-low temperature freezers.

In comparison to other widely used, -86°C freezers of this size, the KM-DU73Y1E can help to reduce electrical running costs by up to 50%. This efficiency is achieved with the use of natural refrigerants, advanced Panasonic refrigeration technology and VIP PLUS vacuum panel insulation. As well as energy savings, VIP PLUS insulation panels save 30% floor space compared to conventionally insulated upright freezers.

The combination of the above features with Panasonic’s control technology provides improved cooling performance and excellent insulation characteristics and door-open recovery times. A streamlined cooling system provides even greater reliability for the security of valuable and often irreplaceable samples.

The KM-DU73Y1E is one of the new Class IIa Medical Device certified Eco VIP ultra-low freezers from Panasonic.

About Panasonic Biomedical Sales Europe BV (PHCBEU)

Panasonic Biomedical Sales Europe BV (PHCBEU), formerly SANYO E&E Europe BV, is dedicated to life science solutions based on end-user needs. Its biomedical products include an array of laboratory equipment featuring industry-leading technology, controls, construction and performance. Product lines include V.I.P. ultra-low temperature freezers, cryogenic freezers, pharmaceutical and medical refrigerators, cell culture incubators, plant growth chambers, and portable autoclaves.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, PHCBEU has sales and service organisations in the UK, France and the Netherlands and manages sales, marketing, logistics and technical service for Panasonic laboratory products throughout Europe. PHCBEU is part of the Panasonic Healthcare Company Europe.

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products in three business fields, consumer, components & devices, and solutions. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of about 72 billion Euros for the year ended March 31, 2012. Panasonic’s stock is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC) Stock Exchanges. The company has the vision of becoming the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by the 100th year of its founding in 2018. For more information on Panasonic, its brand and commitment to sustainability, visit the company's website at

Please send sales enquiries to:
Panasonic Biomedical Sales Europe BV
Nijverheidsweg 120, NL-4879 AZ, Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 76 543 38 33;
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