WHO approves Coldpack Antifreeze Vaccine Backpack for vaccine
16 February 2009
Coldpack has announced that it has been designated by the World
Health Organization (WHO) as an approved vaccine transportation
provider. Coldpack was selected based on its AntiFreeze Vaccine
Backpack’s capability to help maintain and transport
The efficacy of vaccines rests with maintaining optimal temperatures
— typically between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius (between 36 and 46 degrees
Fahrenheit) — from the place of manufacture to the point of use.
Ensuring that the cold supply chains remains stable presents a
logistical challenge, especially in developing countries where
immunizations are needed the most.
Coldpack’s AntiFreeze Vaccine Backpack technology received the WHO
designation for successfully addressing the challenge of avoiding
destructive temperature fluctuations in packaging. The solution was
accomplished through Coldpack’s award-winning patented technology, which
offers superior thermal and air cushion protection.
key to the Backpack’s ability to maintain constant temperature is found
in AirLiner, the company’s insulated packaging product using internal
heat-barrier technology. AirLiner is manufactured using layers of
reflective barrier film that are sealed into a proprietary design,
thereby blocking heat transfer and keeping vaccines protected longer.
“We are pleased to be designated by the WHO as an approved vaccine
transportation provider,” commented Coldpack CEO, Etienne P. Snollaerts.
“We believe that the Coldpack AntiFreeze Vaccine Backpack will make a
real difference by allowing vaccines to extend to even the most remote
locations. The fight against vaccine-preventable illnesses is a global
issue, and we are proud to play a small role in the eventual eradication
of many devastating diseases.”
The Coldpack AntiFreeze Vaccine Backpack ships and stores flat,
saving on freight costs and warehouse storage. It is easily assembled
based on illustrated instructions. The product features a table and
thermometer for the user to determine the number of ice packs required
based on ambient temperature; and is designed with self-gripping strips
to allow users to carry it as a backpack. The Coldpack AntiFreeze
Vaccine Backpack not only provides superior insulation, it also protects
and cushions 400 percent better than Styrofoam, protecting vaccines even
across the roughest and most inhospitable terrain of remote locations.
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