Pelican BioThermal Announces TIC™ Smart Indicator Availability

Pelican BioThermal Announces TIC™ Smart Indicator Availability

TIC Smart Indicator

Exclusive technology confirms accurate temperature reading, simplifying the

conditioning process and providing greater ease of payload pack-out

(MINNEAPOLIS – April 20, 2016) – Pelican BioThermal, a global leader providing the broadest and most innovative range of temperature controlled packaging solutions serving the life sciences industry, now offers the TIC™ Smart Indicator for temperature-controlled payloads.

This exclusive Pelican BioThermal innovation is designed to reliably indicate when the Crēdo Series 4 TIC (thermal isolation chamber) system has reached a safe temperature for use when a visible check mark appears directly on the TIC panels.

The TIC Smart Indicator uses a specially formulated liquid crystal (LC) film mounted inside the TIC panel housing allowing for an accurate PCM core temperature reading. Benefits include:

  • Eliminating issues with TIC freeze orientation – panels can be pre-conditioned/frozen with the indicator facing up or down
  • Mounted inside sealed housing eliminates stray convection in packaging environments from interacting with the indicator
  • Prevents user from touching the indicator directly avoiding a false reading

“With the increasing volume of high-value, temperature-sensitive health care products in the global pipeline, offering our customers the ability to more easily and quickly recognize temperature range accuracy for payload pack out is essential,” explains Kevin Lawler, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Pelican BioThermal. “By simplifying the process, there is greater assurance that valuable and critical pharmaceutical/biologics, diagnostics, tissue, vaccines and blood supplies will arrive at their destination safely and intact.”

The TIC Smart Indicator is available for purchase with all new reusable Crēdo Series 4 products and come pre-attached to each of the set of six TIC panels. They can also be retrofitted to currently owned Crēdo Shippers either self-applied or at any of the current Pelican BioThermal Global Service Centers.

Visit to learn more about the comprehensive range of Pelican BioThermal reusable and single use thermal protection shippers.


Pelican BioThermal is a division of Pelican Products, Inc., which is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.

About Pelican BioThermal
Pelican BioThermal LLC offers the widest range of temperature controlled, thermally-protected packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry. Their products ensure that delicate biological materials arrive intact and effective, despite exterior environments. Pelican BioThermal is dedicated to developing innovative products designed to fulfill the complex needs of the global life sciences industry. The company’s customers benefit from extensive expertise in ensuring that temperature stability is maintained throughout the distribution chain. The company also offers a complete portfolio of services and software to support end-to-end temperature controlled packaging asset management. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli BioThermal Limited. For more information, visit

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