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Medical-Grade Refrigeration in Pharmacy: 2021 Trends & Adoption Rates

Posted on Nov 18, 2021 by Ben Greenfield

Some of Helmer Scientific's pharmacy products

Medical-grade refrigeration is a critical product category for hospital pharmacy to help safeguard life-saving medications and vaccines.

Pharmacy Purchasing & Products (PP&P) recently released the 16th Annual State of Pharmacy Automation Report, which surveys pharmacists on the use of medical-grade cold storage. This report is based on responses from 365 pharmacy leaders  across facilities of different sizes, locations, and practice settings.

2021 Refridgerators PPP surveyState of Pharmacy Automation. Pharm Purch Prod. 2021;8:4-71

In the 2021 report, PP&P asked specific questions related to the adoption of medical-grade refrigeration vendors used for medication and vaccine storage.  Helmer Scientific was reported as the most commonly used brand by pharmacy leaders in this survey.  

The results of the PP&P survey also indicate around 95 percent of hospitals are committed to using medical-grade refrigerators in their central pharmacy with adoption rates highest in those facilities with the greatest number of beds.  

However, reported medical-grade adoption continues to remain higher in the pharmacy than on the units. 59 percent of respondents cited exclusively using medical-grade refrigeration in the nursing units versus 82 percent in the pharmacy.  Adoption trends for medical-grade refrigerators continues to increase year-over-year according to this survey. 

2021 PPP TrendsState of Pharmacy Automation. Pharm Purch Prod. 2021;8:4-71

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This PP&P survey reinforces that pharmacists recognize medications and vaccines require reliable, high performance, medical-grade refrigeration to ensure the safety and efficacy of stored product.  

To learn more about medical-grade refrigeration, visit our website.

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Ben Greenfield

Written by Ben Greenfield

With over 10 years of experience in Medical Device and Life Sciences marketing, Ben is the Director of Marketing at Helmer Scientific with a focus on inbound / outbound marketing, strategic marketing, and new product development.

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