Revolutionising Clinical Trials Packaging with The KTEvolution

Update : 8th April, 2024

Tower Cold Chain presents a range of cutting-edge containers designed to cater to the unique needs of shipping temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products on a large scale. Among the offerings, the KTEvolution stands out as a manually handleable container, renowned for its robustness, reliability, and reusability. This makes it the perfect choice for smaller domestic or international shipments, particularly excelling in clinical trials packaging.

Maintaining the Same High Standard of Temperature Control for Smaller Shipments

With the growing demand for personalised medicine, the cold chain industry faced a pressing need for a solution that caters to small batch shipments and last-mile delivery. Recognising this demand, Tower Cold Chain developed the KTEvolution, a container designed to deliver the same standards of cold chain excellence for smaller shipment sizes.

Available in 26L or 57L sizes, the KTEvolution offers unparalleled protection, security, and visibility, upholding Tower's commitment to high quality temperature control within a light weight, compact box. Engineered to withstand shock, vibration, and climatic challenges, this small container undergoes rigorous pre-qualification testing, ensuring it meets the stringent requirements for < -60°C (ultracold), -20°C (frozen), +5°C (refrigerated), and +20°C (controlled room temperature) shipments.

Given the extreme temperature sensitivity of clinical trials products, maintaining a high standard of reliability is paramount to safeguard the integrity of the medications in transit.

Clinical trials can often involve cross-border shipments, adding layers of complexity due to varying international regulations. Therefore, efficient shipment management and the reliability of containers used for clinical trials packaging is pivotal in ensuring successful clinical trial outcomes.

In addition, the fully reusable nature of the containers underscores the importance of providing a hygienic and sterile environment for clinical trial products. By opting for washable containers, microbial risks are minimised and product integrity is maximised. And, beyond sterilisation and integrity preservation, fully reusable containers also offer substantial sustainability benefits compared to single-use, disposable alternatives that lack the ability to be used time and time again.

This is true whether shipments are large or small – an effective clinical trial cold chain must be robust, reliable, and increasingly, reusable. By prioritising these aspects, clinicians and patients alike can rest assured that pharmaceuticals or clinical trial products receive optimal care throughout their journey, with minimal environmental impact.

Ensuring Product Integrity Throughout Clinical Trials

The containers’ design not only ensure robust protection but also incorporates innovative digitalisation and technology to closely monitor clinical trial shipments throughout the entire cold chain.

Technology plays a crucial role in maintaining quality control for clinical trials packaging. At Tower Cold Chain, we utilise data loggers to monitor the internal temperature of the containers, ranging from -95°C up to 50°C. Leveraging Bluetooth Low Energy Technology, each logger wirelessly communicates data to the cloud, ensuring accurate monitoring throughout transit. Data is automatically downloaded when within range of an InTemp Gateway device, enabling real-time monitoring and intervention.

In the rare event of a temperature excursion, Tower's logger technology promptly notifies customers via text or email, ensuring door-to-door compliant payloads without requiring human intervention during transit, optimising consistency.

The KTEvolution stands as an ideal solution for clinical trials packaging, with its compact and robust design, it ensures top-tier temperature control for smaller shipments. By prioritising sustainability through reusability and innovative technology, we hope to set new standards for clinical trials logistics at Tower.


About Tower

Tower delivers proven physical and temperature protection for pharmaceutical and life science products and our robust, reliable, and reusable containers are the essential link in the stability of the cold chain.

Headquartered in the UK, we operate a global network ensuring availability and easy access to our products for all customers.

We are trusted by global pharmaceutical, logistics and airline companies and our experienced team, supported by a centralised quality-management system, reinforces customer confidence that our shipping facilities will meet requirements throughout the supply chain. Our patented design technology ensures our solutions meet the pharmaceutical industry performance standard, providing a minimum of 120 hours temperature compliance in any environment, anywhere in the world.

We work closely with our customers, realising their requirements and how we can address emerging needs. and to deliver customer-focused innovation in temperature-controlled protection.

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