Thermal testing

Thermal testing

Real world testing. Real results.

Pelican BioThermal provides a comprehensive range of thermal tests and qualification processes to ensure our temperature controlled packaging solutions meet the complex needs of the world’s healthcare organizations. All of our cold chain packaging options — pre-qualified shippers or custom-designed shippers —  are compliant with global industry standards such as International Safe Transit Association (ISTA), International Air Transport Association (IATA), United Nations (UN), and World Health Organisation (WHO). Our products comply with the strictest GMP, quality assurance and health and safety standards.

Across the globe, Pelican BioThermal manufacturing and testing locations house:

  • Full-service ISTA compliant certified thermal testing labs
  • Calibrated environmental chambers
  • A full range of conditioning equipment, including minus 85°C so-low freezer, standard freezers, lab freezers (-30°C), refrigerators and 22°C incubators
  • Multi-physics technology to produce virtual prototypes used to qualify cold chain packaging performance in a variety of ambient profiles
  • Thermal modeling and mapping capabilities
  • Dedicated engineering teams


We provide the following thermal testing services:

  • Custom thermal validation to meet client temperature shipping profiles
  • Real world testing profiles developed in conjunction with some of the world’s leading healthcare organizations
  • ISTA Series 1, 2 and 3 transportation testing and certification (all subset tests offered)
  • Multiple unit testing and side-by-side comparisons of variable configurations and thermal packaging types
  • Thermal and transit qualification testing via live shipments to a destination of your choice
  • Compliance with ASTM procedure D3103, ISTA procedure 5B, 7D and 7E
  • ASTM D4169 – Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and System