Keeping Lifesaving Products Safe: CCT Launches First Solid Phase Change Material for Drug Shipping

September 26, 2016

koolit-advanced-pcm-gelHOLLISTON, Mass., Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cold Chain Technologies (CCT), the trusted global experts in temperature-sensitive distribution solutions for all segments of the life sciences supply chain, today launched the first solid phase change material (PCM) to maintain the integrity of drugs and vaccines during transport.

In early use by market-leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, the new Koolit® Advanced PCM Gel provides uniform thermal payload protection in a flexible, break-resistant gel pack. CCT will demonstrate this breakthrough from booth 314 at the Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum, September 26-30 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.

“This solution defines the new state of the art for the safe shipment of drugs, vaccines and clinical trials. Gelled PCM delivers extraordinary temperature control, protection, and efficiency, and it’s been a vision of the pharmaceutical packaging industry for some time,” said T.J. Rizzo, Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Operations, CCT.

The Koolit Advanced PCM Gel is emblematic of Cold Chain Technologies’ commitment to engineering high-value products with an outstanding total solution cost.  Among its many benefits:

  • Because it’s a solid, uniform pack, it provides consistent protection however it is positioned.
  • The solid material and break-resistant packaging virtually eliminate concerns about leakage.
  • The gel pack has outstanding modularity – It can be used for multiple package sizes and shapes, and it can easily wrap around the corners of a product box.  For the distribution floor, this means operational simplicity and flexibility.  For the manufacturer, this means cost savings, as fewer PCMs and containers are needed.

Founded more than 40 years ago, CCT is the organization that the world’s largest life sciences companies turn to for solutions to their complex distribution challenges.  These include commercial distribution of drugs to major retail pharmacies, hospitals, wholesalers, and distributors. The company’s solutions address every stage of the manufacturing process – from API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) to bulk, to unfinished primary packaging, to final labeling and packaging.  CCT ensures improved real-world performance by rigorously testing every product in its ISTA-certified and cGMP-compliant thermal laboratory.

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About Cold Chain Technologies
Cold Chain Technologies (CCT) is a global developer and manufacturer of solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotech, health care, clinical trial distribution, and medical device industries.  Distributed from multiple U.S. and international locations, CCT’s trusted brands include Koolit® RefrigerantsKoolTemp® Pre‐Qualified Shipping Systems, and KoolTemp® Insulated Containers which are available in a wide range of sizes, durations, and temperature ranges.