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Dr Reddy’s Laboratories on Wednesday partnered with Rockwell Industries for the latter’s covid-19 vaccine freezers to enable storage of Sputnik V vaccine across India.

Last week, the Hyderabad-based drugmaker had signed an agreement to partner with Snowman Logistics for nationwide distribution of Sputnik V, which Dr Reddy’s plans to start later this month.

Snowman will manage delivery of the vaccine through five of its high-capacity temperature-controlled warehouses in Mumbai, national capital region, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bengaluru. Dr Reddy’s partnership with Rockwell on Wednesday will help the company get freezers for their storage.

“Rockwell is working closely with Dr Reddy’s to develop and provide wireless internet of things-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 Rockwell Industries director Prateek Gupta.

Rockwell claimed that its freezer, which has received the World Health Organization’s prequalification certification, can handle harsh usage conditions in rural locations while maintaining the desired temperature range.

The company is also exporting the vaccine freezers to various developed countries and has an initial pilot deal with Japan, Gupta said.

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