Pelican BioThermal, a global leader providing the broadest and most innovative range of temperature-controlled packaging solutions serving the life sciences industry, has launched the Golden Hour™ Medic, a critical care transport container. It allows military personnel to carry life-saving whole blood with them onto the battlefield, which is vital in the 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 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.”
Utilising 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 product history. The company’s award-winning Golden Hour Technology was developed to protect the lives of military personnel on the frontline 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 armed forces, from weapons cases to server rack-mount cases and field hospital storage cases.