Pelican BioThermal Awarded United Kingdom's Most Distinguished Business Honor

Pelican BioThermal Awarded United Kingdom's Most Distinguished Business Honor

Leader in cold chain for pharmaceutical and life sciences wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise - Innovation

(MINNEAPOLIS – April 21, 2017) – Pelican BioThermal is pleased to announce the company’s Royal recognition as a winner of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for Innovation, the United Kingdom’s most distinguished business awards, which celebrate enterprise excellence.

As a Queen’s Awards winner, Pelican BioThermal, which does business in Europe under the name Peli BioThermal, is recognized for its exceptional performance in the innovation award category and as exemplars in its field. The global cold chain leader was awarded for the development of Chronos™ Advance, an innovative range of high performance single-use shipping systems utilizing advanced insulation and phase change materials.

“We are delighted to announce Pelican BioThermal is the winner of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for Innovation,” said David Williams, president of Pelican BioThermal. “This is a momentous occasion for the entire company, including the highly skilled engineers involved in the design of our Chronos Advance system, which successfully set new standards within the temperature controlled packaging industry. Pelican BioThermal prides itself on constantly striving for excellence and pushing the boundaries of innovation with pioneering products.”

To be eligible for consideration, Pelican BioThermal had to meet a range of criteria including presenting an innovation that hasn’t been sold before, show outstanding commercial success as a result of that innovation over two years and demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility.

Pelican BioThermal’s award achievement was announced alongside the 2017 list of winners, published to mark the Queen’s birthday today. Accolades are awarded to worthy businesses from a variety of industry sectors and the Queen’s Award is valid for five years. As winners, Pelican BioThermal is invited to attend a Royal reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen, and will be presented the award at the company site by one of The Queen’s representatives, a Lord-Lieutenant.

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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 consumer. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 21 countries, with 22 international sales offices and six manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. For more information, visit or

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. 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 fulfil the complex needs of the global life sciences industry. The company’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  

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