Rockwell Industries, a commercial cold chain appliance manufacturer announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, to provide its WHO PQS certified Covid-19 Vaccine Freezers to enable storage of Sputnik V vaccine across India.
On May 14, Dr Reddy’s announced a limited pilot soft launch of the Sputnik V vaccine in India, ahead of the commercial launch later in June.
Sputnik V vaccine made available in India through Dr Reddy’s requires a temperature range of minus -18 degrees Celsius, to keep the vaccine stable and potent.
This is a huge endorsement for our COVID-19 Vaccine Freezer, says Ashok Gupta, MD, Rockwell Industries, “Our technology ensures that Sputnik V’s storage management at vaccine centres meets the stringent refrigeration standards set forth by Sputnik V manufacturers.”
In addition, Rockwell will provide end to end logistics and after-sales service support for the Vaccine Freezers across India. “Rockwell is working closely with Dr Reddy’s to develop & provide wireless IOT-based controllers and data loggers which can give access to real-time data of temperature and performance for the Vaccine Freezers assuring the vaccine storage conditions in each location across the country,” said Prateek Gupta, Director, Rockwell Industries.
“Many hospitals such as AIG Hospitals, Apollo, Omega and Care Hospitals are already using Rockwell’s Vaccine Freezers for vaccine storage and many more hospitals and Institutions are approaching us for the same. We have a capacity to manufacture about 1,000 machines per day. We are in the process of exporting our Vaccine Freezers to various developed countries including an initial pilot deal with Japan,” Gupta added.