SOURCE: SANYO

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March 10, 2010 12:00 ET

SANYO Twin Guard Series™ Is the First -86 C Ultralow Freezer in North America to Offer Dual Cool Technology

2 Independently Operating Refrigeration Systems for Failsafe Protection of Sensitive Samples

WOOD DALE, IL--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) - SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO) Biomedical and Environmental Solutions Division introduces the Twin Guard Series™ MDF-U500VXC, the first 18.3 cu.ft., -86°C Ultralow Temperature Freezer to be offered and sold in North America with Dual° Cool™ technology. Unlike traditional cascade systems, Dual° Cool operates as two refrigeration systems with two individual compressors, each purpose-built to operate independently in the unusual event of an unexpected failure. Combined with optional liquid nitrogen or liquid CO2 back-up systems, the user is ensured unmatched protection. The Twin Guard Series™ is designed to preserve even the most sensitive, high-value biologicals and is ideally suited for critical storage in repositories, clinics and medical research facilities. Featuring the twin guard refrigeration system, energy saving modes, and advanced controls and monitoring, the MDF-U500VXC is available through SANYO Biomedical sales representatives.

Chris Stannard, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, stated, "When preserving the research of a lifetime, the only option is double backup protection. The Twin Guard™ series with Dual° Cool™ technology represents the most extensive and creatively designed refrigeration system in the industry, continuing SANYO's core strategy of providing innovative cold storage technology to the life sciences market."

Twin Guard Refrigeration System

Advanced Dual° Cool™ technology allows the unit to operate as two independent refrigeration systems with two independent compressors and mixed refrigerant autocascade (MRA) cooling systems that are each capable of maintaining ultra-low temperatures. Purpose-built as a fail-safe mechanism, the two independent refrigeration circuits include a closed-loop evaporator configured to parallel the other. In the unlikely event of one malfunctioning, the other is automatically deployed for continued operation at -65°C. Embedded evaporator coils are oriented to provide the best temperature uniformity at all inventory levels, top-to-bottom and front-to-back.

"The MDF-U500VXC adds an important element to the product lineup. Known for superior reliability, SANYO developed the Twin Guard™ series to provide multiple layers of protection for high value biologicals. When combined with optional liquid nitrogen or liquid CO2 back-up systems, SANYO leads the way in sample security," explains Matt Siebert, Product Development Manager.

Energy Saving

EcoMode™ is a settable option that optimizes energy consumption by orchestrating run times for each refrigeration system in response to cooling demands. In addition, SANYO's patented VIP™ vacuum panel cabinet maximizes interior storage space, while reducing laboratory footprint.

Advanced Control and Monitoring

An integrated microprocessor controller with LCD graphical display allows for utmost control and performance monitoring at a glance. Uniform ultra-low temperature is achieved through a combination of performance systems supervised by the controller complete with alarm, programming and diagnostic protocols.

For more information and an interactive demo of the Twin Guard Series™ visit twinguardseries.com.

About SANYO

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a multi-billion dollar, "Leading Company for Energy and Environment," providing solutions for environment, energy and lifestyle applications. The Biomedical and Environmental Solutions Division of SANYO North America Corporation (a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), is based in Wood Dale, IL, and provides laboratory equipment for pharmaceutical, life science and biotechnology applications. Product lines include space-efficient VIP® ultra-low temperature freezers, cryogenic freezers, pharmaceutical and medical refrigerators, cell culture incubators, plant growth chambers, and portable autoclaves.

To learn more about SANYO, please visit http://us.sanyo.com.

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