Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, announces expanded dry ice shipper options to support exponential growth in cell and gene therapy shipments worldwide, as well as continued need to transport pandemic payloads. Available parcel sizes range from 1.1 liters to 179 liters and cover temperature ranges of minus 65 degrees Celsius to minus 20 degrees Celsius.
“Cell and gene therapies are highly individualized and patient-centric, which creates a drastically different supply chain than we see for mass-produced pharmaceutical products,” said Greg Wheatley, Vice President of Worldwide New Product Development and Engineering at Pelican BioThermal. “This supply chain introduces individuals who are not always familiar with cold chain packaging. Our job is to make easy-to-use temperature controlled solutions for these applications.”
Pelican BioThermal’s expanded range of dry ice parcels can replace liquid nitrogen systems on short journeys that include a courier. The easy-to-pack parcels are available in single-use Sherpa Systems™ and DeepFreeze™ shippers, as well as the reusable Crēdo Cube™ shippers. The Sherpa Systems shippers range in size from 5 liters to 179 liters, DeepFreeze products are available in 1.1 liter to 8 liter sizes, and Crēdo Cube shippers include 5 liter and 17 liter sizes.
Sherpa Systems use Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) insulation and are molded with density to achieve required performance standards. DeepFreeze and Crēdo Cube shippers, by contrast, feature high-performance VIP (vacuum insulated panels) that protect the payload and require less dry ice, lowering transportation costs. Dry ice products provide frozen payload protection with durations from 96 hours to 225 hours.
All three systems are cost-effective and easy to pack-out compared to other dry ice frozen shipping products. Additionally, Pelican BioThermal shippers undergo constant stress tests in ambient temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius to ensure the payload remains within temperature range for expected durations.
Pelican BioThermal continues to work on utilizing dry ice in even more platforms to continue providing solutions for payload protection of temperature sensitive shipments. For more information about Pelican BioThermal’s dry ice parcel offerings, visit https://pelicanbiothermal.com/thermal-packaging/dry-ice-parcel or go to www.pelicanbiothermal.com to learn more about the wide range of Pelican BioThermal products and offerings.
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 Products
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases, temperature-controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 25 countries, with 23 international sales offices and twelve manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. For more information, visit www.pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.
About Pelican BioThermal
Pelican BioThermal LLC offers the widest range of temperature-controlled packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry. The company’s 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 efforts have received recognition including the U.S. Army’s Greatest Inventions, the Made in Minnesota Manufacturing award for supply chain innovators, the Finance & Commerce Progress Minnesota award for business growth and the Twin Cities Business Manufacturing Excellence award. Pelican BioThermal’s customers benefit from its 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 www.pelicanbiothermal.com.