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Pelican BioThermal Launches Combat-mobile Critical Care Blood Transport Container

Provider of temperature-controlled packaging solutions unveils Golden Hour™ Medic, a small-scale thermal container for military personnel

August 16, 2016 02:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pelican BioThermal, a global leader providing the broadest and most innovative range of temperature-controlled packaging solutions serving the life sciences industry, today launches the Golden Hour™ Medic, a critical care transport container. This packaging solution allows military personnel to carry life-saving whole blood with them onto the battlefield, which vehicles may not be able to easily reach in the critical first hour after a soldier sustains a life-threatening injury.

“The Golden Hour Medic is the result of our long-standing effort to identify and develop solutions for military field personnel; it supports the need to transport whole blood units far distances while still successfully maintaining blood at the critical temperature around 4 °C,” said Pelican BioThermal Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Kevin Lawler. “We are proud to officially launch the Golden Hour Medic and look forward to playing a pivotal role in the effort to save the lives of troops.”

Utilizing the same innovative technology as their award-winning Golden Hour™ Mobile container, the Golden Hour Medic is a reusable, portable container designed specifically for combat medics to transport blood and other lifesaving materials. The Medic can keep whole blood supplies at the required temperature for 24 hours in harsh conditions and up to three days in standard environments.

Maintaining critical blood supplies is an integral part of Pelican BioThermal’s historical product history. The company’s award-winning Golden Hour™ Technology was developed to protect the lives of military personnel on the frontlines by providing smaller-scale thermal containers for blood supplies. Later came the Golden Hour Mobile Container. It was developed shortly after 9/11 to protect military troops’ lives in the battlefield in the harshest of environments and climates. In 2004 the original container was the winner of the ‘Army’s Greatest Invention Award.’

Today, Pelican BioThermal provides a full range of single-use and reusable temperature-controlled packaging options that ensure the integrity of mobile blood supplies and inventories for blood banks, hospitals, EMT personnel, and first responders alike. Its parent company, Pelican Products, Inc., is celebrating 40 years of supplying a variety of protective case solutions to the modern warfighter, from weapons cases to server rack-mount cases to field hospital storage cases.

Visit PelicanBioThermal.com to learn more about Pelican BioThermal™ products, partners, and industry alliances.

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.


2 Responses to “Pelican BioThermal Launches Combat-mobile Critical Care Blood Transport Container”

  1. John says:

    I don’t know how far military medics are trained, but only nurses (and doctors) can start a blood transfusion stateside. In most states, paramedics can only maintain an already initiated blood transfusion while many states don’t let them be involved in the process at all.

    I doubt the average 68W would be able to take the required patient temperatures in combat. I do see this having future potential with CSAR and SOCMs if they had further training.

  2. Nattydreadbushdoc says:

    Standard blood transfusions and field expedient “buddy” blood transfusions have been part of the SOF medics curriculum for years. The first one I can remember being performed was in late 2001.