Using cryogenic containers, which can keep goods frozen at -150°C for 10 days while in transit or storage, UPS has launched True Cryo in Europe. Customers will be able to track their cargo in real time and intervene if necessary, should a problem arise.
The cryogenic containers use liquid nitrogen stored in dry vapor to keep the products frozen. These UPS “Temperature True Cryo” units combines are designed to be used for the most critical time- and temperature-sensitive specimens across tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, gene therapy, biopharmaceutical research and reproductive health,” said Jan Denecker, director of healthcare marketing and strategy, UPS Europe.
The service is expected to be used by researchers, lab technicians and healthcare practitioners, who ship specimens and samples that require cryopreservation.