Golden Hour One equips individual soldiers with life-saving blood products in far-forward combat areas
Peli BioThermal, a global supplier of temperature controlled packaging, has launched Golden Hour™ One, a line of two new versions of ultra-light, reusable thermal packaging containers each designed to carry one unit of whole blood to far-forward combat areas. The newest Golden Hour products are smaller and more nimble than other Golden Hour products, making it easier to equip each military member in a group with life-saving blood and platelets.
Golden Hour One keeps blood cool without the use of external energy for 18 hours under extreme conditions and 36+ hours under optimal conditions. The technology, composed of a TIC™ coolant and vacuum insulation, prevents temperature excursions with a tight, protective thermal seal that eliminates possible hot or cold pockets or the need for ice, dry ice, or gel packs. The two versions differ in form factor, which offers flexibility for inclusion in the combat pack-out. Both the rectangular and cylinder versions have built-in data loggers to track temperature information and protect the safety of the blood product payload.
“For more than 15 years, militaries across the world have trusted our Golden Hour products to safely, securely and reliably transport blood supplies, tissues, biologics, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and vaccines to far-forward combat areas away from fixed medical facilities,” said David Williams, President of Peli BioThermal. “Golden Hour One shows our commitment to adapting proven technologies and innovating in design in a way that makes life-saving products more accessible to the men and women who serve their countries.”
The patented Golden Hour technology was invented by Peli BioThermal in 2003 in response to the US Army’s request for a reliable temperature-controlled container that medics could use to transport blood and platelets to the battlefield during the life or death first hour after injury, or the Golden Hour. The technology won the US Army’s Greatest Invention Award the same year and serves as the foundation for other Peli BioThermal products, including Crēdo Cube™, Crēdo ProMed™, and bulk shippers like the Crēdo™ Cargo.
Golden Hour One joins a family of Golden Hour products, including the original Golden Hour™ Mobile and Golden Hour™ Medic. Golden Hour Mobile transports four units of whole blood and maintains temperature control for 72 hours or more. Golden Hour Medic holds up to two units of whole blood and keeps blood cool for 24 hours under extreme conditions and 48+ hours under optimal conditions.
Visit www.pelibiothermal.com/goldenhour to find out more.