‘Simplicity engineered through innovation, not imitation‘.
Patent Application No. GB 2002308.1
What is Genesis™?
Pharmapac® Genesis™ is Hydropac’s first ‘Pre-Qualified System’ (PQS/Validated) within the Pharmapac® brand, designed as a cost effective, single-use system to protect refrigerated payloads (2 – 8°C) for at least two days during transit.
Genesis™ has been designed on purpose to be a simple system; nobody wants to spend time putting together a complicated system when this will outperform competing systems on the market!
It consists of 3 parts:
- A thick, heavy-duty polystyrene box
- Pharmapac® Water Ice Packs
- An innovative thermal ‘Filter Pack’
Using just these 3 components, we have been able to create a system that can maintain safe temperatures throughout its journey in the real world.
Simplicity engineered through innovation, not imitation!
Although Pharmapac® Genesis™ was designed for domestic UK shipments, it could potentially work in other countries pending further validation. Keep up to date with future developments of our Genesis™ range as we work on a creating a universal solution and scaling up in size.
How Does Genesis™ Work?
Pharmapac® Genesis™ has proven its validity through innovation!
In the current world of Pharmaceutical shipping systems, the internal temperature is maintained through use of expensive ‘Positive’ or ‘advanced’ Phase Change Cooling Medium (PCM’s). This makes a system that can keep important medical products at their required cold profiles during transit quite costly.
We knew there was a better way, so we set about challenging ourselves to create a system which was equally effective at regulating internal temperatures but without the complexity and cost. We have spent over a year on research and testing and from this the T.C. Filter pack was created.
The T.C Filter Pack is an innovative addition used exclusively inside the Genesis set, which simply needs refrigerating for 24 hours prior to use and then inserting into the box as advised. The T.C. Filter Packs act as a thermal buffer to control the cooling energy from the ice packs and also prevent products from being in direct contact with the ice. This ensures that internal temperatures remain within the safe threshold of 2 – 8°C.
How does Genesis™ Perform?
Genesis™ has been tested and validated to a number of temperature test profiles including the UK’s average Summer, Spring/Autumn and Winter profiles, as well as ISTA 7D. It achieved a minimum of 48hrs (2 days) in the worst-case summer profiles and more than 120hrs (5 days) in Spring/Autumn and Winter tests – a truly fantastic performance!
We are very confident we can achieve a result to the standard you require and we are willing to work with our clients to modify Genesis to work with a profile you require.
What Issues Does Genesis™ Address?
In listening to our customers, the general concensus of existing products in the market were 3-fold:
- An overly complex pack-out (Lots of components and too much self-assembly)
- Current systems are too heavy, due to requiring multiple ice packs and covering all sides of the system
- Too Expensive!
We believe we have taken the mystic out of the cold chain and offer an advanced parcel shipping system at a fration of the cost and complexity, but engineered for confidence!
Genesis™ Size Options
Pharmapac® Genesis™ will be ultimately available in 5 standard off-the-shelf sizes, ranging from 0.75Ltrs (Genesis™ 1) to 14.03Ltrs (Genesis™ 5). Our initial launch will feature 3 of these sizes.
Standard box sizes:
- Genesis™ 1 (0.75L – 1.66L)
- Genesis™ 3 (4.37L – 6.70L)
- Genesis™ 4 (3.06L – 4.86L)
We will add 2 further box sizes in early 2020, capable of longer duration during the summer extremes.
For an overview of the sizes and performance ratio, please see the Technical Data Tab https://hydropac.co.uk/product/pharmapac-genesis/#Technical-Data or Download PDF from here.
How Many Pharmapac® Gel Ice Packs Do I Need?
There really is no ‘one size fits all’ solution here – to take the ambiguity of how many ice packs and where they are placed, out of the equation, we will provide a full set of simple packing instructions with each order. It really is that simple!