Temperature controlled packaging firm Peli BioThermal has unveiled its new Golden Hour One technology at the 2019 SOMSA conference in North Carolina.
The new product is a smaller-scale, nimble, reusable thermal packaging container for transporting whole blood products. With Golden Hour One, military units can more easily transport life-saving blood to far-forward combat areas where they are needed most during the first critical hour after injury — regardless of extreme conditions.
Golden Hour technology was invented by Peli BioThermal in 2003 at the request of the U.S. Army to address the need to securely, reliably and safely transport blood to battlefields away from fixed medical facilities.
“Since we developed the Golden Hour technology more than 15 years ago, we have continually expanded the line to meet the ever-evolving needs of the military,” said Kevin Lawler, vice president of worldwide sales at Peli BioThermal.
“The launch of Golden Hour One answers the call for an even more portable container to transport blood supplies from anywhere in the world to any battlefield in the world.”
Golden Hour One holds a single unit of whole blood and maintains temperature for 18 hours under extreme conditions without external energy. Under less challengeing conditions, it can keep blood cool for up to 36+ hours. These temperature controlled containers are easy to use and assemble and consist of safe, reusable non-toxic materials.
Golden Hour One joins Peli BioThermal’s proven family of Golden Hour products. The original Golden Hour Mobile transports up to four units of red blood cells (RBCs) and maintains temperature control in excess of 72 hours under extreme conditions.