New Carrier Pods monitored by Sensitech combine refrigeration technology and cargo monitoring capabilities to help address the challenges of Covid-19 vaccine distribution. Carrier and Sensitech both are part of Carrier Global Corp., a worldwide provider of building and cold chain options.
The monitored pods are available in configurations that comply with Good Distribution Practice guidelines for pharmaceutical products and address stringent regulatory temperature verification requirements for vaccines.
The Sensitech technology can monitor a wide range of temperatures, including dry ice conditions. The combination of container refrigeration and Sensitech’s advanced monitoring offers deep-freeze cooling, real-time telematics, data analytics and product visibility, according to the companies.
Carrier’s recently announced Lynx digital platform is expected to provide added connectivity by the end of the year. Additionally, the mobility of the Carrier Pods provides pharmaceutical companies, distribution centers, retailers and vaccine administrators with flexibility to move vaccine storage to other locations.
“Maintaining the temperature integrity of vaccines is critical,” said Kartik Kumar, vice president and general manager, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier. “For greater visibility, customers can remotely monitor the conditions of the container and cargo around the clock.”