TNT signs up two customers for new cold chain packaging and shipping solution
The express delivery company TNT has signed up two global customers for its new cold chain packaging and shipping solution Medpak VI°C, which officially launches this month. One is a leading clinical trial company; the other is a global biotech company.
Medpak VI°C is a reusable temperature-controlled packaging network service to help healthcare manufacturers reduce costs and waste when shipping temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and biological materials, according to TNT.
This service is called Medpak VI°C because it guarantees a temperature variance of no more than 1°C during transport.
Central to Medpak VI°C is the patented, cold chain packaging technology from the German company va-Q-tec. This packaging solution uses PCM (phase change materials) and vacuum insulation panels to keep temperature-sensitive packages within defined temperature ranges. Readily available at GDP (Good Distribution Practice)-compliant stations, they can maintain chilled, controlled ambient, or frozen temperatures for more than 96 hours.
Source: The Financial