Refrigeration


State of Pharmacy Automation 2019 - Vol. 16 No. 8 - Page #58

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.


Helmer, Follett, and Thermo Fisher Scientific lead this very diverse marketplace.

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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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