Pelican BioThermal, Tribalco Collaborate to Offer Mobile Critical Care Blood Transport Containers Utilizing Golden Hour™ Technology

Pelican BioThermal, Tribalco Collaborate to Offer Mobile Critical Care Blood Transport Containers Utilizing Golden Hour™ Technology

Pelican BioThermal and strategic partner Tribalco will showcase award-winning Golden Hour™ Technology at upcoming military trade shows


(MINNEAPOLIS– May 19, 2016) – Pelican BioThermal, a global leader providing the broadest and most innovative range of temperature-controlled packaging solutions serving the life sciences industry, and strategic partner Tribalco, LLC, now offer a solution for military personnel looking to transport life-saving materials further on the battlefield, the Golden Hour™ Medic. Built from the same technology used in their award-winning Golden Hour™ Mobile container, the smaller-scale product can be carried on a person, allowing combat medics and other military medical personnel to transport blood products to locations vehicles may not be able to reach.

Pelican BioThermal’s Golden Hour™ Mobile container was developed, shortly after 9/11, to protect military troops’ lives in the battlefield in the harshest of environments and climates.  In 2004 this container was the winner of the ‘Army’s Greatest Invention Award’.  Today, Pelican BioThermal’s™ packaging solutions provide the most reliable, longest temperature control duration on the market — including 96, 120 or even 144 hours or more of thermal protection. The Golden Hour™ Medic offers the same thermal protection on a smaller and lighter scale.

“The Golden Hour™ Mobile container technology on a smaller scale allows troops to take life-saving materials far distances from home base, while still successfully keeping blood at the critical temperature,” said Pelican BioThermal Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Kevin Lawler. “Temperature-controlled packaging, while it’s our focus at Pelican BioThermal, is just one piece of a large puzzle, and that’s why the team at Tribalco is a great fit for us as strategic partners. They helped us define requirements for what’s really needed in the field, involving military field personnel for testing and design feedback. This partnership allows us to deliver a better solution to combat medics on the front lines.”

As a global provider of mission-critical information technology, integrated telecommunications, and survival system solutions, Tribalco provides mission-critical information technology, integrated telecommunications, and soldier survival solutions to defense, civilian government, and commercial customers around the world. As strategic partners, Pelican BioThermal and Tribalco attend military trade shows together to showcase current products and determine innovative enhancements to improve Golden Hour™ containers for their customers. 

“The feedback we receive from the decision makers in the special operations medicine field is invaluable,” said Tribalco Director of Operations, Jeremy Catrone. “Attending shows like SOMA and SOFIC provide the opportunity to get feedback from medical advisors and better define operational needs. We are then able to collaborate with Pelican BioThermal to develop specific products focused on one goal; saving the lives of our troops.”

Pelican BioThermal and Tribalco will showcase the Golden Hour™ Medic and Golden Hour™ Mobile at these upcoming military and special operations medicine trade shows:

Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly (SOMSA) May 23-26, 2016 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina
Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) May 23–26, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida
Trauma Hemostasis and Oxygenation Research (THOR) RDCR Symposium June 20-22, 2016 at the Solstrand Hotel in Os, Norway

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