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Sky High Space Optimization for Biopharmaceutical Media

Phill Allen

August 15, 2014

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BPI_A_141207AR03_O_F0002g.jpgLadies and gentlemen, welcome aboard ALLpaQ AIR. We have some preflight information about how this bioprocess container optimizes the air freight of media held under temperature-controlled conditions in an environmental chamber.BPI_A_141207AR03_O_F0001g-300x201.jpg

Before lift-off, please place a single-use bag inside a bioprocess container, fill your media into the bag, and to maintain product temperatures load the bioprocess container inside an Envirotainer RAP e2 container.

Now take count of how many passengers fit inside. One? Two? Three? Four? Owing to the dimensions of standard bioprocess containers, healthcare companies have previously been able to ship only two units per Envirotainer RAP e2 container.

Does this match your calculations? If you could fit only two bioprocess units inside this environmental container, then surely you’d like to fit four? After all, the more media your company ships per flight, the more you save it’s not a case of less is more, but rather more is less.

AIR’s modified footprint doubles the payload, allowing each container to be filled to the brim with four bioprocess containers. Filling each Envirotainer RAP e2 container full of AIR gives lift-off to

  • space optimization

  • fewer flights

  • cost rationalization

  • environmental sustainability.

Like one Russian doll seamlessly slotting into another, AIR is dimensionally designed to slot snugly inside an Envirotainer RAP e2 container. This means that when your media is cruising at 35,000 feet, the financial forecast outside will always be sunny en route to your destination.

Getting ALLpaQ AIR Off the Ground

AIR took flight when a client in the healthcare sector approached ALLpaQ with a need to ship >600 L of biopharmaceutical media between mainland Europe and the United States.

The Problem:
The company was dimensionally restricted to transporting a maximum of two units per Envirotainer RAP e2 container.

The Solution:
A bioprocess containment modification project ensures that the company maximized every inch of space within each environmental chamber.

Key objectives included

  • a modified footprint to double the number of bioprocess containers per Envirotainer RAP e2 container per shipment

  • stakeholder collaboration and strategic planning to maintain volumetric capacity

  • testing to ensure that the integrity of the container remained fit for purpose.

The Outcome:
AIR, which has been independently validated, allows four units to be held within each Envirotainer RAP e2 container. ALLpaQ calculates that AIR will generate savings of about 1 million in transportation costs to clients over the life cycles of their projects.

Thank You for Flying ALLpaQ AIR

As we start our descent, please make sure your tray tables are in their full upright position. On behalf of our crew, thank you for choosing ALLpaQ AIR the only bioprocess container committed to giving your media a first-class journey at economy costs.

If you have any questions about today’s flight and why ALLpaQ AIR is the most cost-effective solution of its type when it comes to air cargo, please ask one of our fluid-handling attendants.

Book your flight plan at www.allpaq.com.

Phill Allen  is director of ALLPaQ, 44 (0) 1472 800 373,
[email protected].

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