FedEx introduces a cold shipping packaging system for healthcare industry

4 August 2013 (Last Updated August 4th, 2013 18:30)

FedEx has expanded its temperature-controlled healthcare packaging portfolio with a new cold shipping packaging system.

FedEx has expanded its temperature-controlled healthcare packaging portfolio with a new cold shipping packaging system.

Developed by NanoCool, the new packaging is capable of achieving a temperature of 4°C in minutes, without using gel packs or dry ice.

The pack's exact 'cold ship' temperature can then be maintained for up to 96 hours without any refrigeration, frozen preparation or pre-conditioning steps. The cooling system also evaporates water over time. The process is activated by pushing a button inside the box.

FedEx supply chain solutions and market development vice president Carl Asmus said: "The demand for global temperature-controlled shipping is growing quickly and FedEx Healthcare Solutions is growing right along with it."

According to the company, the lighter packaging requires no complex assembly and is easy to dispose.

The packaging is a part of the broad portfolio of FedEx Healthcare Solutions. It can be used in combination with SenseAware technology and FedEx priority alert services.

The company recently introduced new features for its FedEx deep frozen shipping solution service for temperature-controlled shipments. The service ensures temperatures of below -150°C for up to ten days.

FedEx Services Healthcare Solutions director Thomas Dale said: "When it comes to critical, life-saving inventory, we are dedicated to obtaining the latest in cutting-edge cold chain technology to protect these sensitive goods in transit."