Golden Hour™ Technology
Originally designed for the extreme conditions of the military battlefield, our patented, award-winning Golden Hour™ Technology provides superior thermal protection for high value temperature-sensitive payloads between 2 and 96 liters (plus cargo pallets too), from -50ºC to 25°C for up to seven days (168 hours). This patented technology provides secure, safe and reliable thermally protected transport of pharmaceuticals, tissues, biologics, diagnostics, vaccines, blood supplies and more.
This technology helps clients reduce distribution costs, eliminates payload risk and reduce their carbon footprint, and also offers the following advantages :
- Ease of use — quick assembly and inventory storage efficiency
- Single conditioning and simple year-round packout
- Interchangeable components to match specific temperature, size and duration requirements
- Use safe, reusable and non-toxic materials to reduce waste
- Quality construction ensures consistent thermal performance and product longevity
- Extended payload protection during transit or delivery delays
- Lowest cost per use
- High return on investment
Getting Life-Saving Blood to the Battlefield
Saving Lives on the Front Line and Beyond
In 2003, the US Army issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to find a way to store blood and platelets to aid emergency medics saving lives on the battlefield. The request outlined a need for a reliable temperature controlled container that could be mobile as the medics rushed to save those critically wounded on the battlefield during the life or death first hour after injury, or the Golden Hour.
Pelican BioThermal responded to the Army’s RFP with the idea for the Golden Hour™ Mobile container – a design meant to easily carry up to four units of blood and store them at the correct temperature for up to 72 hours. They proceeded to not only win the bid, but also received the US Army’s Greatest Invention Award in 2003.
The technology developed in the Golden Hour Mobile not only benefited the US Military in being a rugged, transportable and reliable container, but has also gone on to be the base for developing other Pelican BioThermal products such as the Crēdo Cube, Crēdo ProMed and even bulk shippers like the Crēdo Cargo. Our products have expanded to cover not just military medic needs, but also civilians through emergency/critical care, clinical trials and pharmaceutical shipments.
We’re proud to recognize our company’s growth and ongoing partnership with the healthcare industry through building reliable and trustworthy shippers for lifesaving materials and we look forward to many more years of the same.