At first glance it would appear that pharmacy has been quick to embrace the quality and security provided by commercial grade refrigeration that is designed specifically for pharmaceutical storage: 95% of hospital pharmacies have purchased this equipment and 81% use it exclusively in their pharmacies. Unfortunately, medication storage on the units does not always receive the same consideration. Just 55% of facilities use commercial grade refrigeration exclusively for medication storage on the units. Looking forward, acquisitions are projected to be strong in this market as 45% of facilities plan to invest in commercial grade refrigeration for medication storage on the units. Likewise, 40% of facilities plan to add more commercial grade refrigeration in their pharmacies.
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Pharmacy has made a strong commitment to the utilization of commercial grade refrigerators and freezers; 95% of all facilities have adopted at least some of these units.
It is notable that the definitive commitment to medical grade refrigeration holds true across facilities of all sizes.
Pharmacy continues a strong trend of replacing store bought refrigeration units with commercial grade refrigerators and freezers; 81% of facilities now use commercial grade refrigeration exclusively in the pharmacy.
Despite ongoing improvement, the effort to upgrade refrigerators on the units to commercial grade has proceeded at a much slower pace than the efforts in pharmacy. Just 55% of facilities have converted all of their refrigerators on the units to commercial-grade.
Helmer, Follett, and Thermo Fisher Scientific are the leading vendors under consideration by those facilities planning to purchase new refrigeration units. It is notable that one-third of those looking to make a purchase in this segment have yet to identify their vendor options.
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