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Cold Chain Technologies launches storage solutions for Covid vaccines

January 13, 2021: Cold Chain Technologies, the global provider of reusable and single-use passive thermal assurance solutions for the shipment of temperature-sensitive products for the life sciences industry, announced the launch of its Covid-19 solutions portfolio for ensuring the required temperatures in the safe transport and storage of Covid-19

KoolTemp EcoFlex 96: A reusable solution for the distribution of deep-frozen, frozen, and refrigerated vaccine through expedited parcel service or local delivery
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KoolTemp EcoFlex 96: A reusable solution for the distribution of deep-frozen, frozen, and refrigerated vaccine through expedited parcel service or local delivery

January 13, 2021: Cold Chain Technologies, the global provider of reusable and single-use passive thermal assurance solutions for the shipment of temperature-sensitive products for the life sciences industry, announced the launch of its Covid-19 solutions portfolio for ensuring the required temperatures in the safe transport and storage of Covid-19 vaccines right up to the point of use.

Safeguarding the strict, ultra-cold temperature controls required for maintaining the integrity of the Covid-19 vaccines is critically important to the success of the massive distribution campaign and for bringing the nearly year-long pandemic to an end.

Ranjeet Banerjee, CEO of Cold Chain Technologies, said, “We’re proud to do our part in bringing this pandemic to an end by using our expertise to help ensure that the Covid-19 vaccines are safely transported, thawed and ready to administer — in the right quantity and at the right time. Unquestionably, the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan is an extremely significant supply chain challenge.”

Not every center receiving Covid-19 vaccine shipments will have freezers for storing the Pfizer vaccine or refrigerators for storing the Moderna vaccine. What’s more, when the vaccines are sent out from centralized facilities — to nursing homes, assisted living communities and community activity centres, for instance — the cold chain in the distribution process could be broken if there is a lack of proper shipping equipment, leading to waste of an already constrained vaccine supply. These logistical issues are of particular concern in integrated healthcare delivery networks, in hotter regions and in remote communities that are harder to get to and where power may be limited or less reliable and where there is a lack of ultra-cold freezers and storage facilities.

CCT’s Covid-19 solutions portfolio offers products that will help maintain and monitor required temperatures during transportation and both short- and long-term storage, up to and at the point of use. From its EcoFlex range of containers for the transport of vaccines at -20°C to conditioned phase-change refrigerants that help maintain storage temperature at refrigerated levels of 2-8°C to simple totes to near-real-time temperature monitoring and alerting capabilities using sensors embedded in specially designed thermal shippers and location tracking capabilities — CCT’s COVID-19 Solutions portfolio provides a reliable mix of products that help assure temperature integrity throughout the entire vaccine distribution chain.

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