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DHL lowers the cold chain temperature

PRESS RELEASE

July 15, 2014: DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL enhances its cold chain logistics offerings through the transport of shipments at frozen or cryogenic temperatures. Designed for customers from the life sciences and healthcare industry with an increasing need for sophisticated cryogenic logistics solutions, this service is maintained by LifeConEx, DHL's temperature management specialist in collaboration with Cryoport, a provider of complete global frozen shipping services.

"By introducing this latest solution in collaboration with Cryoport, we are further strengthening our dedication to the life sciences and healthcare industry. It is specifically designed for customers who require that cryogenic temperature be reliably maintained during storage and transportation of their materials. It also relieves them from more precarious shipping methods such as dry ice or use of hazardous liquid nitrogen", says David Bang, CEO LifeConEx.

For DHL's life science and healthcare customers, the new service combines express delivery speed and Cryoport's best-in-class solution for shipping temperature-sensitive products and biological materials in a deep-frozen state. The integral part of the new service is a non-hazardous liquid nitrogen dry vapor shipper which has an IATA A152 waiver and is classified as non-hazardous, providing 10 days of holding time at minus 150 o Celsius in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

Compared to dry ice, which needs to be replenished every few days and is prone to temperature deviations, this technology offers more reliability, which is particularly critical for fragile and temperature-sensitive biomaterials. The solution will include a temperature monitoring tool and customers can track their shipments at any given time via an online platform.

The new service is an addition to DGF's other leading temperature controlled services and complementary to DHL Express' Medical Express by uniting the global Life Sciences & Healthcare network of DHL with Cryoport's advanced solution for deep frozen logistics. Cryoport Express® shippers are validated to maintain a constant cryogenic temperature and mitigate degradation concerns and the loss of high-value, temperature-sensitive materials. Together, both companies offer the optimal solution at lower overall logistics costs for the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector across the globe.

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