BioLife Solutions, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of a portfolio of best in class bioproduction tools for cell and gene therapies, has announced that SAVSU Technologies, a leading developer of advanced cold chain management tools for cell and gene therapies, has partnered with United Cargo to offer timely, efficient, same-day airport-to-airport service of vital medical shipments when time is of the utmost importance. BioLife has already exercised its option to acquire SAVSU Technologies.
BioLife Solutions, founded in 1987, headquartered in the Greater Seattle Area, USA, is the leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of proprietary biopreservation media for cells and tissues. According to the company, HypoThermosol® hypothermic storage and CryoStor® cryopreservation freeze media are highly valued in the regenerative medicine, biobanking and drug discovery markets. These novel biopreservation media products are serum-free and protein-free, fully defined, and are formulated to reduce preservation-induced cell damage and death; offering commercial companies and clinical researchers significant improvement in shelf life and post-preservation viability and function.
Founded in 2009, SAVSU Technologies, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, is a privately held designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance cloud-connected passive storage and transport containers and enabling cold chain cloud applications for temperature-sensitive biologics and pharmaceuticals. Its mission is to improve global health by greatly reducing the waste and risks associated with the improper freezing and overheating of thermal-sensitive medicines and biologics. SAVSU has developed proprietary state-of-the-art technology to ultimately lower costs and improve delivery of these most essential materials.
United Cargo, a division of United Airlines, which was founded in 1926, and headquartered in Chicago, delivers business-friendly service via the cargo capacity of the world’s most comprehensive route network – nearly 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports operated by United Airlines and United Express. LifeGuard service offers the highest boarding priority above all other shipments, specially trained, dedicated personnel to hand load each shipment on and off the flight, and the fastest airport-to-airport service available on United and United Express flights.
The evo cold chain management system was designed to offer increased shipment visibility on high-value, time and temperature-sensitive cell and gene therapies, and improved protection via cloud-connected shipping containers that maintain biologic payloads at the appropriate temperature, while reducing the risk of in-transit shipping damage.
“SAVSU is continuing to build strong partnerships with best in class service providers in the cell and gene therapy distribution ecosystem. Their highly competitive approach offers the most advanced smart container and SaaS technologies, and a go-to market strategy that enables the specialty couriers to fully leverage the existing worldwide infrastructure of United Cargo. We believe SAVSU is on the verge of breaking out with significant product adoption by a marquee list of cell and gene therapy customers.” – Mike Rice, BioLife CEO