German firm Binder builds US$17,900 freezers for vaccines

World | 27 Nov 2020 9:27 pm

In Germany's Tuttlingen, Binder GmbH, one of hundreds of medical device manufacturers in the town, some with a history dating back to the 19th century, is seeing demand for its freezers surge.

Priced at 13,000-15,000 euros (US$15,500-US$17,900), each device can keep tens of thousands of vials of vaccine at optimum temperature, says Peter Wimmer, the company’s head of innovation.

“It’s plug and play,” he told the AP. “All you need is an electrical socket, switch it on and the device is ready to go.”

 



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