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As the federal government continues to deploy and track new COVID-19 vaccines, the need for storage of refrigerated/frozen samples of COVID-19 and its variant viruses is growing. Polar Leasing has just released a video that covers its expanded line of walk-in refrigerated and freezer storage units that safely store virus testing samples at facilities around the country, according to Bart Tippmann, president of Polar Leasing.

“We developed this video to explain how our fleet can be used for effective virus test sample storage and continuous temperature monitoring,” says Tippmann. “We have cold storage units available for pharmaceutical companies as well as hospitals, outpatient clinics and public health testing sites. Today, we have -30C walk-in freezers available in select markets, while our standard refrigeration units are available across the United States.”

Virus Testing Refrigeration Units 

Tippmann says the company’s cold chain storage units are already being effectively utilized in COVID-19 testing facilities around the country.  Tippmann explains, “We are ready to hold testing samples—no matter whether freezing or refrigeration is required. We continue to help facilities across the United States continue their commitment to testing to restart the chance of spreading the viruses in all of their forms.”

Polar Leasing currently supplies many pharmaceutical companies involved in temperature-sensitive distribution with cooler/freezers operating 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, “Our Company’s refrigerated, and freezer storage units have been used to store and refrigerate up to 40,000 COVID-19 test kits daily at various testing facilities around the country since the pandemic outbreak. Before shipping, all spec units are subjected to a validation summary report which qualifies efficacy of performance.” According to Polar King, a detailed inspection ensures that the COVID-19 vaccines can be safely stored in extreme cold temperatures according to each manufacturer’s specifications if needed.

You can view the new video at

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 receive a leased unit with a digital signature or visit.

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 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