MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A critical-care blood transport container for soldiers on the battlefield has been launched by Minnesota-headquartered Pelican BioThermal.
The container is called Golden Hour Medic. It is 11.25 × 3.5 × 7.5 inches in a combat-portable medic pack and keeps blood and other chilled medical supplies for two days in harsh environments, and as much as three days in more standard environments, through reusable thermal chamber panels, the company said.
"The Golden Hour Medic is the result of our long-standing effort to identify and develop solutions for military field personnel; it supports the need to transport whole blood units far distances while still successfully maintaining blood at the critical temperature around 4-degrees centigrade," 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."
The Golden Hour Medic is part of the company's Golden Hour technology which provides smaller-scale thermal containers for blood supplies. Its thermal-controlled packaging is used by blood banks, hospitals, EMT personnel, and first responders alike.