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BINDER freezers are necessary for establishing new cold chains

The coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate global affairs. Numbers of infections continue to rise and researchers are under enormous pressure to produce a vaccine. Despite all of the measures that have been put in place, a vaccine is the only solution that will allow us to return to normal. But how will the eagerly awaited vaccine be transported all over the globe as quickly as possible?

That is precisely what politicians, pharmaceutical experts and logistics service providers are working on at the moment. They need to find a way of guaranteeing effective cold chains for the COVID-19 vaccine. The existing cold chains at transport hubs will not be sufficient, which is why companies such as UPS are already starting to expand their storage capacities.

But the temperature-controlled storage halls that are currently being built in every country in the world cannot do the job alone – ultra low temperature freezers, which create the best storage conditions for organic substances, are also urgently required. BINDER, based in Tuttlingen, Germany, can provide the ideal solution – its freezers are designed for precisely this purpose.

We, BINDER, are prepared.  We even worked harder in the last months in order to be ready with our products for another difficult phase in the corona crisis. Our products are made for times that matter. And that is now.

You can benefit from our fast delivery times during the pandemic!

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Top virologist Volker Thiel is on the hunt for a vaccine

Swiss virologDr-Thiel-400x250pxist Professor Volker Thiel is a man in high demand – and his name is now known around the world following his success in creating the first synthetic coronavirus clone at the end of March.
During that month, Professor Thiel and his team at Mittelhäusern high-security laboratory in Switzerland worked with genuine coronavirus samples virtually non-stop. Their efforts were assisted by BINDER freezers with the ability to establish conditions of minus 80°C – the perfect temperature for storing the samples. Supplied by Tuttlingen-based global market leader BINDER, the equipment has been a stalwart of Thiel’s work to date.
Thiel has been focusing on coronaviruses for a number of years now – but his work had been viewed in some circles as an unusual choice due to the lesser significance that these viruses were thought to have. The situations surrounding SARS and MERS, also types of coronavirus, led the general public to begin shifting their opinions, however.
Viruses of the coronavirus kind are extremely small – to quote Thiel, “A milliliter of sea water contains a million viruses.” He adds that viruses have their own unique structure and require the support of the cells they infect in order to multiply. As for the name “coronavirus”, he explains that the term “corona” refers to a crown shape, reflecting the appearance of the virus when it is placed under the microscope.
Thiel and his research group are currently working with pharmaceutical companies with the aim of bringing a vaccine to market as quickly as possible. He explains what is involved in this fundamental research: “We create mucous membranes, infect them with the virus, and try to determine the temperatures at which it multiplies.”
While Thiel and his team are making good progress, they do not envisage a vaccine becoming available to the population at large before 2021. Thiel also believes that vaccination is the best way forward in the current crisis: “Without it, the situation as it stands just isn’t going to change.” These are views that are shared by virologist and frequent collaborator Christian Drosten from Charité university hospital in Berlin.

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BINDER fights COVID-19

BINDER Drying chambers, Freezers and CO2-incubators will support you in this pandemic!

Drying ovens: Prevent a shortage of face masks

Expose the face masks to dry heat of 65 to 70 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes. This will deactivate the corona virus and decontaminate the masks.

Freezer: Cool down to - 80 °C

or example, coronavirus samples are stored in the freezers, which cool down to - 80 °C. In this way, they can be retrieved at any time and can provide further information on the new lung disease. Freezers from BINDER thus enable detailed and long-term virus research with dangerous pathogens.

CO2 incubators: Optimum cell growth

Those who deal with the coronavirus scientifically will probably also need a CO2 - incubator for their research. The most important issue here is safety and the fact that after working on human cells, an anti-contamination concept such as that used by BINDER is available.


Our premium equipment for coronavirus research



ULT Freezers

  • Lowest energy consumption in its class
  • Environmentally-friendly refrigerants R-290 and R-170
  • Range of temperature controller: -90 °C to -40 °C
  • Efficient thermal insulation with vacuum insulation panels
  • Rust-proof interior made completely of stainless steel

CO2 Incubators

  • Maximum usable space with minimal footprint and excellent ease of use
  • Minimum risk of contamination thanks to uncompromising hot-air sterilization
  • Fanless, easy-to-clean hygienic interior without fixtures
  • Stable pH values thanks to drift-free CO₂ IR sensor technology
  • Low evaporation of the medium due to high levels of humidity and quick recovery time


• Temperature range up to 300°C
• Excellent temporal and spatial temperature accuracy
• Up to 30% lower energy consumption compared to conventional units on the market

Do not hesitate and ask us how our chambers can help you in your important work. We will be pleased to advise you which chambers meet your requirements.