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News January 14, 2013

Pelican acquires Minnesota Thermal Science

To offer customers wider range of advanced temperature-controlled packaging for safe transport of healthcare products.

Pelican Products, Inc., designer and manufacturer of high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems, announced the acquisition of Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS), producer of global temperature-controlled transportation products. Based in Plymouth, MN, MTS will merge with Pelican’s established BioPharma™ division.

“The combined entity will offer customers an even wider range of the most advanced temperature-controlled packaging solutions for the safe transport of pharmaceuticals, tissue, biologics, diagnostics, blood, and other healthcare products,” says Lyndon Faulkner, president and CEO of Pelican. “The award-winning thermal protection products of MTS will be matched with Pelican’s global capabilities providing a worldwide solution of re-usable transportation and packaging products and services.”

In addition to Pelican BioPharma cases that offer 140+ hours between 2°C to 8°C, customers will have access to the full suite of MTS products including the reusable Credo Cube®, which protects payload contents at defined temperatures longer than any other passive thermal shipper. The Credo Xtreme® full pallet holds 890 liters and the half pallet, which holds 406 liters, each provides 35% more payload space than the closest competitor. MTS also offers a range of services and software to support a reusable temperature-controlled packaging solution.

“Joining forces with Pelican will enable us to aim even higher and provide customers with an unmatched global cold chain solution under one company,” says Tom Anderson, CEO of MTS. “We’re confident that together we’ll deliver products and services to the industry better than any competitive offering. An accelerated product development program will enhance the combined company’s solution set and associated cold chain services is already underway.”

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