Good Things in Big Packages
Medications need to be securely transported all over the world while maintaining a strict temperature range. Cocoon, our patented delivery system, makes that happen each day, with 100 percent of shipments to date arriving within range.
Volker Kirchner, Director of Temperature Control Solutions for World Courier—an AmerisourceBergen company—explains: “Historically, what we had seen was larger, pallet-sized containers with integrated coolant systems that had to be plugged in or battery-powered. These are called active systems. They’re fairly turn-key, but are also heavy and require good supporting infrastructure along your transport route to maintain the power supply and the internal temperature.
“Alternately, we’ve seen passive systems, which use phase change materials (PCMs) to maintain temperature—think of PCMs like the gel packs or freezer blocks you might use to keep a picnic lunch cool. These systems are lighter,” Kirchner said, “but they also require a lot more precision and planning to ensure that the right amount of phase change materials are used. We felt we could create something better.”
We felt we could create something better.
“The need for solutions that accommodate a global healthcare market is only going to grow.”
“The need for solutions that accommodate a global healthcare market is only going to grow,” said World Courier President Sam Herbert. “Cocoon represents practical innovation that scales toward meeting global needs. By helping manufacturers keep products safer and for longer, by helping them reach more patients in more cost-effective ways, we’re enabling new avenues to better healthcare.”