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Waltham-based Thermo Fisher Scientific Prepares COVID-19 Vaccine Freezers

With coronavirus vaccines potentially becoming available before the end of the year, a Waltham-based company is set to play a pivotal role in how health care facilities store them.

Dr. Alex Esmon is general manager of cold storage at Thermo Fisher Scientific, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Ultra Low Temperature (ULT) freezers. He says the company anticipated higher demand for their freezers earlier this year when vaccines like the one being developed by Pfizer started showing promise.