UPS has launched its Temperature True® Cryo system in Europe, providing healthcare customers there access to end-to-end product protection and the capability to ship parcels in a cryogenic environment. The system uses cryogenic containers from Cryoport, a manufacturer of custom built liquid nitrogen dry vapor shippers, to keep products frozen at -150°C for 10 days while in transit or storage.
“When products requiring cryopreservation are on the move, customers want peace of mind that their shipments are safeguarded, so bringing this solution to the Europe market was a logical next step as we continue to expand our best-in-class logistics services globally for the healthcare and life science industries,” says Jan Denecker, director of healthcare marketing and strategy for UPS Europe. “UPS Temperature True Cryo combines innovative packaging, 24/7 monitoring and intervention capabilities for the most critical time- and temperature-sensitive specimens across tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, gene therapy, biopharmaceutical research and reproductive health.”
The service includes real-time tracking and intervention that can be combined with UPS’s risk mitigation solutions and global network of control towers to provide complete visibility for shipments at every stage of the supply chain journey. Shipments meeting minimum volume levels can also be paired with UPS Proactive Response® Secure, a financial protection service that provides coverage for these time- and temperature-sensitive shipments.