Pelican Launches BioPharma Division With Line Of Temperature Controlled Cases
Published: June 21st, 2012
Pelican Products, Inc., Torrance, CA, has created a new BioPharma Division for ushering in a next generation of cold chain products, logistics, and service. In August 2012, the division will launch a line of virtually indestructible temperature controlled cases for the pharmaceutical and biologics industry, the company said.
Pelican BioPharma cases will incorporate three industry-leading features: reusability, temperature control, and security. With the ability to make multiple trips as opposed to the extremely low number of trips of the current cardboard box solution, Pelican offers a far-superior option in transport coupled with very low cost per shipment and sustainment, the company said.
The cases are engineered to deliver more than 140 hours of temperature control versus some conventional shipment options that offer as low as 48 hours. Each case will also be secure and lockable. With the support of global logistics partners, the cases will be available for purchase or through “per use” rental and long term leasing models.
Two cases will lead the launch of a full line of solutions in development: BP 2620 Medium Case featuring 140+ hours between 2.0 to 8.0C; BP 3075 Large Case featuring 140+ hours between 2.0 to 8.0C.
“The surprisingly sub-standard packaging solutions available to customers relying on the global cold chain are unacceptable,” said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO. Faulkner went on to say he was shocked to learn of the high number of vaccines rendered less effective due to being damaged in shipment. “We brought the full weight of Pelican science and engineering to create these new transport cases so that temperature sensitive materials, such as critical vaccines and other pharmaceutical materials will safely and sustainably be accessible around the world.”
The division is being led by Jeff Wodrich, director, business development, a cold chain industry veteran who brings more than 17 years of product development, business development, marketing, and project management expertise to the position. He is supported by a newly established team of international sales experts and qualified technical engineers.
“The Pelican BioPharma solution adds a unique dynamic to the world’s most recognized technical packaging company,” said Wodrich. “Pelican understands that in some situations failure is not an option. Our deep engineering resources, global manufacturing and distribution facilities will assure that our new division honors this commitment to unfailing excellence when it matters most.”
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in design and manufacture of both high-performance case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems. Its products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including firefighters, police, defense/military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial, and consumer. Pelican products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 19 countries, with 26 offices and five manufacturing facilities across the globe, the company said.