Etihad Cargo will collaborate with Luxemburgglobal manufacturer and distributor of medical refrigeration appliances B Medical Systems to develop durable, temperature-controlled container units that use passive cooling technology to retain temperatures of -80 to 25 degrees Celsius for up to five days without the need for a power source external power supply, thus reducing carbon emissions, with load capacities ranging from 2 to 1,500 litres. The robust design and multi-use capabilities of the containers allow for an operational life of more than ten years.
Martin DrewEtihad Aviation Group Senior Vice President – Sales and Cargo, said: “Etihad Cargo is the first airline in the world to collaborate with a partner to develop and launch units specifically adapted to air transport. The partnership with B Medical Systems is the last step Etihad Cargo to achieve its sustainability goals. By replacing old active cold chain air transport containers with aviation-specific units that consume less energy, Etihad Cargo is the future-proofing of the transport of pharmaceutical products, offering a better solution for Etihad Cargo customers, the aviation industry and the environment.”
Jesal DoshiDeputy General Manager of B Medical Systems, said, “Transporting temperature-sensitive samples requires a strong cold chain. Etihad Cargo our operational knowledge as well as our expertise in creating quality medical cold chain solutions will enable us to develop sustainable aviation-specific units for the safe, efficient and environmentally friendly transport of pharmaceuticals and samples heat-sensitive.”
Etihad Cargo participates in the BIO International Convention as part of a large Abu Dhabi delegation led by SE Abdulla bin Mohammad Al HamedPresident of the Ministry of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH). The delegation visits the UNITED STATES explore the prospects for collaboration within the health sector and, more specifically, the life sciences in order to establish sustainable mechanisms that empower the health sector in both countries and enhance that of Abu Dhabi distinguished healthcare ecosystem.
Powered by a strong infrastructure and an advanced healthcare ecosystem, partnership opportunities across the biopharmaceutical and healthcare value chain in Abu Dhabi continue to emerge due to the sector’s strong growth potential. Abu Dhabi led the transformation of the regional healthcare ecosystem by leveraging science and technology, positioning itself as a global life sciences hub and incubator for healthcare innovation.
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