There are many reasons within the science and medical world to maintain the cold chain when shipping. According to Hofstra University, “The cold chain involves 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.” Scientists need a reliable method to transport things like pharmaceuticals, chemicals, lab specimens, and more while maintaining the desired cold temperature. A cold portable incubator, like the MicroQ iQ shipping device, can do just such a thing. When years of time and millions of dollars are invested in studies to test drugs or vaccines or an important lab specimen could save a life, mistakes cannot be made.

The pharmaceutical industry heavily relies on cold portable incubators to maintain the cold chain while shipping. Hofstra University makes not of how important it is to maintain the cold chain while shipping, “Within the pharmaceutical industry, for instance, the testing, production and movement of drugs relies heavily on controlled and uncompromised transfer of shipments. A large portion of the pharmaceutical products that move along the cold chain are in the experiment and developmental phase. Clinical research and trials is a major part of the industry that costs millions of dollars, but on that also experiences a failure rate of around 80%. According to the healthcare Distribution Management Association, of the close to 200 billion dollars in pharmaceutical distribution, about 10% are drugs that are temperature sensitive. This makes the cold chain responsible for transporting a near 20 billion dollar investment. If these shipments should experience any unanticipated exposure to variant temperature levels, they run the risk of becoming ineffective or even harmful to patients.” If that does not scream for the need for a reliable cold portable incubator, what does?


Benefits of Micro Q Technologies

  • Active precision heating or cooling
  • Temperature LCD display resolution = 0.1° C
  • Temperature control range 0° C to 42° C
  • Rechargeable battery with integrated power supply
  • Ambient Temperature range -20° C to 50° C
  • Temperature holding duration 24+ hours to 168+ hours
  • Microprocessor controlled heat pump
  • Tamper resistant key switch
  • Temperature control resolution = 0.0625° C


Additional Cold Portable Incubator Benefits

When dealing with years of research and billions of dollars, not to mention the lives that could be saved or illnesses cured, it is critical that temperature sensitive shipments not be damaged during transport. With a shipping device like the MicroQ iQ shipper, the cold chain will be maintained at all times. It is a cold portable incubator that is durable and lightweight, making transport easy. It is controlled by a microprocessor and is capable of active heating and cooling, ensuring that regardless of external fluctuations in temperature or climate, the cold chain will be maintained at all times. To save money and time in the long run and have peace of mind, invest in a cold portable incubator like the MicroQ iQ shipping device and maintain the cold chain.