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Transport Containers, Thermal Protection, Dry Ice

Definition : Containers designed to provide a very cold environment for food, biologic, and/or pharmaceutical products (e.g., tissues, medicines, vaccines) during transportation using dry ice (solid carbon dioxide) as a refrigerant. These containers typically consist of a thermally isolated container (e.g., a thick polystyrene box) with capacity enough for the dry ice and the wrapped product that are transported together, avoiding direct contact between the dry ice and the products. Dry ice transport containers are used to preserve food, biological, and pharmaceutical (e.g., vaccines) products. They keep the viability of the product for a period of time from a few hours to several days (e.g., up to 120 hours) during transportation between the packing location (e.g., food stores, healthcare facilities) and the final destination (e.g., homes, healthcare facilities, remote areas). Dry ice transport containers are usually portable; dedicated containers intended for transporting biologic products are also available.

Entry Terms : "Dry Ice Transport Containers" , "Solid Carbon Dioxide Transport Containers"

UMDC code : 33834

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