MINNEAPOLIS— Oct. 27, 2020— Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, announces Golden Hour™ One, a line of two new versions of ultra-light, reusable thermal packaging containers each designed to carry one unit of whole blood to far-forward combat areas. The newest Golden Hour products are smaller and more nimble than other Golden Hour products, making it easier to equip each military member in a group with life-saving blood and platelets.
Golden Hour One keeps blood cool without the use of external energy for 18 hours under extreme conditions and 36+ hours under optimal conditions. The technology, composed of a TIC™ coolant and vacuum insulation, prevents temperature excursions with a tight, protective thermal seal that eliminates possible hot or cold pockets or the need for ice, dry ice or gel packs. The two versions differ in form factor, which offers flexibility for inclusion in the combat pack-out. Both the rectangular and cylinder versions have built in data loggers to track temperature information and protect the safety of the blood product payload.
“For more than 15 years, militaries across the world have trusted our Golden Hour products to safely, securely and reliably transport blood supplies, tissues, biologics, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and vaccines to far-forward combat areas away from fixed medical facilities,” said David Williams, President of Pelican BioThermal. “Golden Hour One shows our commitment to adapting proven technologies and innovating in design in a way that makes life-saving products more accessible to the men and women who serve their countries.”
The patented Golden Hour technology was invented by Pelican BioThermal in 2003 in response to the US Army’s request for a reliable temperature controlled container that medics could use to transport blood and platelets to the battlefield during the life or death first hour after injury, or the Golden Hour. The technology won the US Army’s Greatest Invention Award the same year and serves as the foundation for other Pelican BioThermal products, including Crēdo Cube™, Crēdo ProMed™ and bulk shippers like the Crēdo™ Cargo.
Golden Hour One joins a family of Golden Hour products, including the original Golden Hour™ Mobile and Golden Hour™ Medic. Golden Hour Mobile transports four units of whole blood and maintains temperature control for 72 hours or more. Golden Hour Medic holds up to two units of whole blood and keeps blood cool for 24 hours under extreme conditions and 48+ hours under optimal conditions.
To learn more about Golden Hour One and the family of award-winning Golden Hour products, visit www.pelicanbiothermal.com/goldenhour.
Pelican BioThermal is a division of Pelican Products, Inc., which is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.
About Pelican Products
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases, temperature-controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 26 countries, with 24 international sales offices and six manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. For more information, visit www.pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.
About Pelican BioThermal
Pelican BioThermal LLC offers the widest range of temperature-controlled packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry. The company’s products ensure that delicate biological materials arrive intact and effective, despite exterior environments. Pelican BioThermal is dedicated to developing innovative products designed to fulfill the complex needs of the global life sciences industry. The company’s efforts have received recognition including the U.S. Army’s Greatest Inventions, the Made in Minnesota Manufacturing award for supply chain innovators, the Finance & Commerce Progress Minnesota award for business growth and the Twin Cities Business Manufacturing Excellence award. Pelican BioThermal’s customers benefit from its extensive expertise in ensuring that temperature stability is maintained throughout the distribution chain. The company also offers a complete portfolio of services and software to support end-to-end temperature-controlled packaging asset management. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli BioThermal Limited. For more information, visit www.pelicanbiothermal.com.