Minnesota Thermal Science donates cases to help Global Healing improve blood transportation in rural Honduras

Published 27 May, 2014, 12:00 AM PST

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Global Healing, a leading non-profit organization devoted to providing modern medical equipment and supplies to the developing world, has announced that Minnesota Thermal Sciences (MTS) – a Peli BioPharma Company and global leader in temperature controlled packaging solutions, has donated two extremely durable Credo DURACUBE™ LT transportation containers for the safe delivery of blood products to rural Honduras.

The lightweight and durable Credo DURACUBE LT is reusable and offers superior thermal protection in a convenient, mid-sized hard shell shipping container. The DURACUBE LT is qualified to hold room temperature (CRT), refrigerated and frozen medical payloads at a safe temperature for up to seven days – reducing shipping and distribution costs and weathering unexpected delays.

“Global Healing is constantly looking for appropriate technologies that improve access to life-saving products, such as blood, in resource-constrained parts of the world,” said Luke Ifland, president of Global Healing. “We are extremely grateful for the support of MTS to help ensure that blood components arrive safely to the patients in Honduras who need them most.”

“Global Healing’s dedication to healthcare reform is an inspiration and having the opportunity to support their efforts with our thermal packaging solutions makes perfect sense,” said Kevin Lawler, Vice President of Sales, Minnesota Thermal Science. “Our thermal technology is the culmination of years of research and development and we’re confident that its quality and dependability will ensure the safe delivery of Global Healing’s biologics.”

Global Healing has been working in the Bay Islands of Honduras since 2003 to improve pediatric care. Minnesota Thermal Science’s donation assists their renewed effort to expand the scope of assistance to improve the quality, continuity and measurement of care for children and families in the Bay Islands. Global Healing has successfully coordinated several blood safety projects around the world. In the lower income countries, a majority of the blood products are used by mothers and children, however, often there is not enough blood collected locally, or the mechanisms to control the temperature of blood within the hospitals can be deficient.

About Minnesota Thermal Science – A Peli BioPharma Company
Since 2004, Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS) has been a global leader in providing the life sciences industry with a comprehensive suite of patented and award winning thermal protection packaging solutions for the safe transport of pharmaceuticals, tissue, diagnostics/clinical trials and blood supplies. Based in Plymouth, MN, MTS serves clients worldwide and continues to develop products and services that provide unprecedented thermal protection for temperature-sensitive products from two to 96 liters (and pallets) in all temperature ranges for up to seven days. At the cornerstone is the reusable Credo Cube which protects payload contents at defined temperatures longer than any other passive thermal control packaging available. MTS has achieved success worldwide through innovative technology, customer satisfaction, company growth and industry recognition. MTS products and service offerings are designed with longevity, reusability and sustainability in mind while working together with its clients on providing a solution with a significant return on investment. For more information visit www.mnthermalscience.com.

About Global Healing
Global Healing is a US-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to providing modern medical equipment, supplies and training to the developing world. It was established in 1994, initially to train and equip a team of pediatric cardiology surgeons in Tbilisi, Georgia, to perform the nation’s first pediatric open-heart surgeries. Today, Global Healing has a presence in over a dozen countries through active involvement and its grant program. Sustainable medical programs exist in Armenia, Haiti, Honduras, Dominica, Moldova, Nepal and Ukraine. More information may be found at www.globalhealing.org.


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