Stony Brook University’s New Ultra-Low-Temp Walk-in Freezer Farm

An Energy Efficient, Lower Cost Alternative to Traditional Point-of-Use Freezers

Published 4-13-2022

Stony Brook University’s Renaissance School of Medicine in Stony Brook, N.Y., has increased its capacity for ultra-low-temperature freezer storage, a need that became critical nationwide in early 2021 when the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine required that level of storage, limiting which hospitals and pharmacies could offer it. Stony Brook’s new 560,000-sf Medical and Research Translation facility contains a low-temp walk-in (LTW) Freezer Farm suite with eight minus-80-degree-Celsius permanent storage chambers and a minus-20-degree-Celsius storage corridor with a combined capacity of over 1.8 million samples. This is the equivalent storage of 80 traditional point-of-use (POU) stand-alone freezer units.

Space Strategies 2022

October 24-25, 2022
Austin, TX

It's a pivotal time for space plans in private sector, academic, and government work environments. Novel work models, unprecedented cost and performance pressures, and a fresh appetite for reimagining mission/space alignment have all been born from the last two years of work upheaval. Now is the time for ambitious space use initiatives and workplace transformations that will position organizations to lead in the next 5- to 10-years and beyond.