Packaging Technology Group, Inc (PTG), a provider of thermal packaging solutions for the biopharmaceutical and life sciences sector, announced the launch of a dual temperature pharmaceutical shipper made with sustainable materials. The new shipper is an addition to the TRUEtemp Naturals® Cellulose line of 100% curbside recyclable and repulpable products currently used by several pharmaceutical companies.
This pre-qualified sustainable option from PTG is a thermal system that allows medications and therapies with different temperature requirements to travel together in the same container.
In most cases, one of the medications would travel frozen and the other, refrigerated. The dual temp shipper is especially useful for complex immunotherapies shown to be effective in combating certain cancers and other diseases.
As biopharmaceutical manufacturers continue to develop new medications, the need to thermally protect valuable medications and preserve the efficacy of drugs while in transit increases. This option to ship medications with two different temperature profiles together provides a new way to best serve the intended patients and to save on shipping costs and assembly training.
With most companies attempting to meet sustainability goals by 2025, the curbside recyclable option offers new dual-temperature flexibility.
Developing a dual-temp package using sustainable materials that allow medical components of differing thermal profiles to travel together supports PTG’s S4 value proposition to offer service while providing small footprint, simple packout, and sustainable shipping options.