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As the federal government continues to deploy and track new COVID-19 vaccines, the need for refrigerated storage of COVID-19 test samples still continues to grow, according to Bart Tippmann, president of Polar Leasing.

“We developed a detailed logistical plan to support effective vaccine storage and continuous temperature monitoring for our fleet of mobile units,” says Tippmann. “However, what we have seen is the need for cold storage units to pharmaceutical companies as well as hospitals, outpatient clinics and public health to be sure COVID-19 test samples are stored properly. With the new variants of the virus, we believe the trend for testing will continue.”

COVID-19 Testing

Tippmann says the company’s cold chain storage units have been effectively utilized in COVID-19 testing facilities around the country.  Tippmann explains, “We are ready to hold samples—no matter whether freezing or refrigeration is required. We continue to help facilities across the United States continue their commitment to testing to restrict the chance of the spread of virus in all of its forms. Today, we have -30C walk-in freezers available in select markets, while our standard refrigeration units are available across the United States.”

“We have now expanded beyond 80 distribution depots with hundreds of chambers available across the United States and–in some cases– can deliver orders within 24 hours,” says Tippmann. “Custom controlled chambers can also be manufactured to customer specifications,” he adds.

Polar Leasing currently supplies many pharmaceutical companies involved in temperature-sensitive distribution with cooler/freezers with a temperature range from -20°C to +8°C. From research and development to the clinical trials phase, pre-conditioning gel packs and PCMs prior to transport, Polar Leasing temperature controlled chamber rentals are the perfect on-site solution for temporary refrigeration anywhere throughout the cold chain. “The beauty of Polar Leasing is our flexibility in terms of timing, for either freezer or refrigerated units as well as an option for redundancy and the outstanding cold chain performance the units provide,” notes Jimmy Kollmer, National Business Development Manager for the Life Science Cold Chain Division of Polar Leasing.

Kollmer continues, “In these uncertain times, Polar Leasing allows the flexibility with prompt solutions to address the unknown, temperature setting, volume of product and the term needed. The one-piece fiberglass cold rooms maintain temperature control, offer quick temperature recovery times, provide excellent sanitation standards and offer the peace of mind that the test samples will be safe.”

According to Polar Leasing, order processing is easy. Simply call the customer service hotline (866-574-4573) to speak to a cold chain specialist to reserve a leased unit with a digital signature or write ..

About Polar Leasing

In early 2002, Polar Leasing Company, Inc., was created to accommodate the growing demand for walk-in refrigeration rentals. It has expanded its walk-in rental fleet to cover most of the United States and other parts of North American, offering both short- and long-term rentals to industries of all types. Within the last 5 years we began the process of building a specific division dedicated to Life Science Supply Chain. Polar Leasing offers the largest all-electric fleet of temporary refrigeration, with more than 80 distribution depots and a 24/7 service hotline. For more information, visit In an emergency, call 866-574-4573 or write