Thermo Fisher Scientific unveiled its new line of TSX Universal Series ULT Freezers that feature enhancements to performance, user experience, and energy efficiency and are designed to seamlessly adapt to scientists’ workflows across a variety of lab settings, the company says.

New ULT Freezer Technology

With Universal V-Drive technology, tighter control, faster recovery times, universal voltage, and an expanded setpoint range, the TSX Universal Series adapts to diverse workflows, from high-use academic labs to longer-term storage facilities, the company says. Delivering both improved performance and energy efficiency, the TSX Universal Series aims to allow labs to meet their sustainability goals without sacrificing performance.  

“With the advancement of new therapeutic technologies and tighter regulatory focus on the pharmaceutical cold chain, there’s a clear need for enhanced and manageable cold storage solutions across a variety of settings,” says Carlos Sevilla, vice president and general manager, Controlled Temperature Technologies at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Following extensive research and development, we’re proud to launch the next generation TSX Universal Series of ULTs, enabling high-use academic labs, GMP labs and long-term storage facilities to use the same unit throughout diverse workflows while supporting their own sustainability goals.”  

Sustainability of the TSX Universal Series

TSX Universal Series ULT freezers undergo rigorous long-term reliability testing, having undergone more than 5,400 combined days of continuous reliability testing in the field and laboratory environments to help ensure each unit meets Thermo Fisher Scientific’s stringent quality standards, the company says. Energy Star certified and produced in a zero-waste to Landfill certified facility, the TSX Universal Series ULT freezers are designed with sustainability in mind and provide easy-to-use information about the products’ environmental impact through the ACT label program, run by the non-profit organization My Green Lab.  

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For the first time, the TSX Series ULT platform offers medical device units, to store and preserve blood and blood products at freezing temperatures between -40°C to -86°C for users operating in GMP or qualified environments.* By obtaining ISO Class 5.5 cleanroom designation for TSX Universal Series ULT freezers, cell and gene therapy customers can have confidence in the cleanliness and control of their storage environments, the company says. 

*Registered as a medical device in the U.S. only. Verification of medical devices in the U.S. can be found on: