July 18, 2011
Intelsius Forms Strategic Partnership With American Thermal Instruments to Launch Industry’s First Fully Integrated Temperature-Controlled Packaging and Monitoring Solution
YORK, England, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelsius, a global manufacturer and distributor of environmentally sustainable, temperature-controlled and regulatory-compliant packaging solutions, announces a strategic partnership with American Thermal Instruments (ATI), a leader in temperature monitoring, inspections and asset tracking. Through this partnership, Intelsius becomes the industry's first packaging manufacturer to integrate a complimentary temperature data logger in every refrigerated and controlled room temperature packaging, thereby setting the new standard for passive cold chain shipping systems.
As clinical research and pharmaceutical development continues to expand globally, the temperature-controlled transport of highly valuable research samples and life saving medications has become ever more critical for all stakeholders, including packaging manufacturers, drug developers, regulatory agencies and end-users.
"As a company serving the life sciences industry, we constantly strive to deliver solutions that protect and benefit the life of the patient. By including an FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11 compliant data logger in these shipments, we'll help enforce assurance that critical medication and patient samples being transported arrive in optimal condition for either use or analysis. We believe that it is only a matter of time before the FDA mandates the use of data loggers as standard," said David P. Walsh, founder and CEO of Intelsius.
Intelsius continues to be at the forefront of product innovation, and this partnership highlights the company's commitment to collaborative partnerships that spur innovation and move the industry forward.
"ATI is pleased to be partnering with a forward-thinking company like Intelsius who shares our commitment to innovative product development, quality and manufacturing," said Matty Toomb, vice president of sales and marketing at ATI. "By leveraging our LOG-IC technology to provide the cold chain industry with such a game-changing solution for integrated temperature control and monitoring, Intelsius is truly a step ahead of the industry."
By including a data logger in every refrigerated and controlled room temperature system, Intelsius provides a comprehensive, complete shipping solution for its growing global customer base. The intuitive, compact data logger allows customers to read or download data two ways, either by USB2 or by employing LOG-IC's wireless RFID technology.
Utilizing the RFID option removes the requirement to open the systems, thus minimizing the risk of temperature excursions during the handling of temperature-sensitive shipments.
"Never before have two companies in this industry taken the step to work together in providing such a comprehensive solution. By recognizing that the customer is moving valuable and life saving products, Intelsius is empowering the end user now to choose a single source solution that is harmonized," added Walsh.
Incorporated in 1998, Intelsius is a subsidiary of DGP Life Science Ltd. Intelsius specializes in the design, manufacture and supply of temperature-controlled packaging and regulatory-compliant sample transport solutions. With a strong focus on developing environmentally sustainable products and procedures, the company offers eco-friendly ways to ensure the integrity of customers' products and samples. Intelsius has a growing global presence, with manufacturing facilities, distribution hubs and local offices situated throughout the world, including North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.intelsius.com.
About American Thermal Instruments
Established in 1981, American Thermal Instruments is a privately held company based in Dayton, Ohio that specializes in microencapsulation, liquid crystal thermometers, and temperature indicating devices for the pharmaceutical, medical device and food markets. American Thermal Instruments is well known for providing custom solutions for the transportation of temperature sensitive products along a supply chain through thermal and refrigerated packaging methods, and the logistical planning to protect the integrity of these shipments. For more information, visit www.www.americanthermal.com.