Demo and Deal on Research Freezers

A demonstration event is planned Tuesday (Feb. 23) for a deal that is so hot and yet so cold at the same time: new energy-efficient, ultralow-temperature freezers for your research samples, for $9,650, less than half of the list price of $22,904. And you get free shipping and haul-away and recycling of your old freezer, provided it’s ready to go the day you receive your new one.

 Thermo Scientific TSX research freezer
Thermo Scientific TSX freezer

You can check out the freezer during the demonstration, noon to 2 p.m. in the Bennett Conference Room, second floor, Center for Companion Animal Health, in the Health Sciences District.

“Energy savings is also a deal,” said Kay Cole, a buyer in UC Davis Contracting Services, noting that the Thermo Scientific TSX freezer — with 600-box capacity in 28.6 cubic feet — uses less than 10 kilowatt hours per day, less than half what older freezers require. “Not only does it support carbon-neutrality goals but it also costs less in utility costs for the university to operate one of these freezers.”

The UC Office of the President negotiated the deal with Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., and all the campuses are getting the word out. The trade-up deal is scheduled to expire April 30. Fliers from UC Davis Contracting Services advise interested researchers to contact Thermo Fisher Scientific representative Mindy Cole, by phone, 650-269-2609, or email,

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