Panasonic Healthcare Corporation of North America Announces Partnership with ENERGY STAR®

June 12, 2017
Panasonic Healthcare Corporation of North America

Wood Dale, IL, June 12, 2017 – Panasonic Healthcare today affirmed a corporate commitment to protect the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR partner. This voluntary partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program means that Panasonic Healthcare will continue to devote resources to designing products that help customers improve energy efficiency without compromising critical performance parameters associated with biological specimens, vaccines and other high value materials common to the life science industry.

Panasonic Healthcare has certified several high performance laboratory grade refrigeration products to the ENERGY STAR requirements. Widely used to represent high quality and energy efficient products, the ENERGY STAR testing and certification requirements have now been extended to products used in the scientific community. To earn the label, ENERGY STAR products must be third-party certified based on testing in EPA-recognized laboratories. Prior to the development of the ENERGY STAR laboratory grade refrigerators and freezers criteria, products have rarely been independently tested for comparative evaluation.

By establishing a framework for product testing, ENERGY STAR designates products that offer superior energy efficiency without trade-offs in performance, and ensures customer confidence in listed product performance data.

According to Hans Brok, president of Panasonic Healthcare Corporation of North America, Panasonic Healthcare has been a leader in developing ENERGY STAR criteria and evaluation processes in service to the nation’s scientific and laboratory research community.

“We encourage and welcome this collaboration with ENERGY STAR. Now, for the first time, the scientific and laboratory equipment community can hold manufacturers accountable for information about critical performance based on independent oversight of manufacturer claims,” said Brok. “This effort is a milestone for Panasonic Healthcare’s Biomedical Business Unit, which celebrates fifty years of innovation in the life sciences and is known as being one of the most reliable, energy efficient, healthcare solutions providers in the world.”

Panasonic Healthcare has now earned ENERGY STAR certification for a range of high performance biomedical refrigerators and freezers that operate over a range of 10˚C to -40˚C, and plans are in place to continue to add to this partnership.

High Performance Biomedical Refrigerators, Model ENERGY STAR Certified
SR-L6111W-PA Undercounter
MPR-514-PA Mid-Size Sliding Glass Doors, Shelves
MPR-514R-PA Mid-Size Sliding Glass Door, Shelves & Wire Drawers
MPR-1411-PA Large Sliding Glass Doors, Shelves
MPR-1411R-PA Large Sliding Glass Door, Shelves & Drawers
MPR-721-PA Mid-Size Single Swing Door w/ Glass, Shelves
MPR-721R-PA Mid-Size Single Swing Door w/ Glass, Drawers
High Performance Biomedical Freezers, Model ENERGY STAR Certified
SF-L6111W-PA Undercounter
MDF-U731M-PA Mid-Size Single Swing Door, Shelves, Manual Defrost
MDF-U731-PA Mid-Size Single Swing Door, Shelves, Auto Defrost


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About PHC Corporation of North America
PHC Corporation of North America, located in Wood Dale, IL, is a leader in laboratory equipment for the biopharmaceutical, life sciences, academic, healthcare and government markets. Product lines under the PHCbi brand include the space saving and energy efficient VIP® ECO and TwinGuard® ultra-low temperature freezers, cryogenic and biomedical freezers, pharmacy and high-performance refrigerators, cell culture CO2 and multigas incubators, and Drosophila/plant growth chambers. PHC Corporation of North America is a subsidiary of PHC Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, which is a global healthcare company that develops, manufactures, sells, and services solutions across diabetes management, healthcare solutions, diagnostics and life sciences.