igloo allows patients to transport heatsensitive medicines from pharmacy to home.
igloo is the patented insulated packaging solution for storing heatsensitive medicines. sofrigam introduces igloo, an insulated kit consisting of a pouch and a cold source. it provides protection for heatsensitive medicines at temperatures between 2°c and 8°c for up to one hour, safeguarding them while they are in transit from the pharmacy until they are administered to the patient. the pharmacist supplies the medicine in the igloo pouch stored at 5 °c, which maintains it at the correct temperature for up to 1 hour based on the conditions defined on the label. the patient then simply places the pouch in his refrigerator and takes it with him to his doctor&rsquos appointment, without any additional handling and with no risk of the medicine freezing. the insulated kit satisfies the following requirements 1. the request from the national council of pharmacists to bring to the market a suitable packaging solution with a minimum sustained cooling capacity of 20 minutes, within the temperature range 2°c to 8°c advertisement 2. the requirements of pharmacists to have access to an insulated package that is easy to prepare just one procedure at 5°c and that accommodates any size of heatsensitive healthcare product at an affordable price 3. the necessity of the pharmaceutical industry to maintain the integrity of medicines until they are administered to the patient 4. the needs of patients, enabling them to transport their medicines in complete safety without having to handle the insulated package a heatsensitive medicine will exceed 8°c in less than 5 minutes. vaccines, insulin, and other medicines that need to be stored at temperatures of between 2°c and 8°c are sold every day to patients and transported from the pharmacy to their homes without any suitable protection. a heatsensitive medicine exposed to a mean ambient temperature of 20°c will exceed 8°c in less than 5 minutes. fluctuations in the temperature of a healthcare product cannot be detected visually. in the best case the medicine is rendered ineffective, while in the worst case it can become toxic. the kit can be reused up to 50 times. this insulated packaging solution can be personalised to display company image turn it into a marketing product.