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The Tower Cold Chain KTEvolution “small box” solution is suitable for direct-to-patient, samples shipment, and last-mile deliveries. The reusable container is easily integrated into circular supply chains when shipping smaller batches of sensitive pharmaceutical or biotech products, including cell and gene therapies. The sustainable circular solution utilizes phase change technology and has a lifespan of over five years.
Tower can customize the exterior of the KTEvolution box, replacing the Tower blue with colors matched to other branding when the solution is purchased. Whatever the preferred color, the new functionality of the container remains the same: robust and manually portable, with temperature protection up to 120 hr.
With the Tower “click and collect” service for pharmaceutical companies and 3PLs that rent the containers or purchase them, users simply scan the unique QR code integrated on the top of the used Tower KTEvolution container. Tower arranges collection, which takes place same day or next working day. As a result, users can minimize storage requirements.
“The industry wanted smaller solutions that are lightweight, manually portable, and tailored towards the growing trend towards personalized medicines and clinical trial samples,” says Niall Balfour, chief executive of Tower Cold Chain.
“The size of the KTEvolution—just 26 or 57 litres—lends itself perfectly to a ‘click and collect’ system similar to conventional parcel collection services,” explains Balfour. “Because the KTEvolution is likely to travel further than other pharmaceutical cold chain containers, for example directly to a hospital or GP surgery, we will go that extra mile to pick it up to ensure it is reused for years to come”