Pelican BioThermal has forged two partnerships in South America – with BioThermal Solutions of Chile and NatBio of Brazil. The temperature-controlled packaging firm as part of its global expansion to better serve those with cold chain logistics needs, including the pharmaceutical and life science industries. Pelican BioThermal Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Kevin Lawler, says, “Global partners like NatBio and BioThermal Solutions, as well as our newly opened and operational global service centers in the US, the UK and Singapore, provide the opportunity to effectively extend solution-based offerings within growing and emerging world markets. “With the continued growth of the global healthcare cold chain logistics market, it is important that we are able to offer customers asset management solutions that make sense for the complex shipping lanes required for their business.” Both NatBio and BioThermal Solutions offer cold chain logistics support in South America. Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, NatBio was created to meet the growing demands of specialized clinics and provides differentiated products through logistic and distribution. BioThermal Solutions, based in Santiago, Chile, offers Pelican BioThermal solutions exclusively, provides cold chain maintenance services throughout Chile. BioThermal Solutions General Manager, Darwin Cueva Rosillo, says, “The Chilean market is price-conscious, but as consumers become familiar with the enormous advantages of using a reusable Pelican BioThermal Crēdo Cube shipper, they realize the great advantage this product gives over their competition.” NatBio Executive Director, Fabio Marins, says, “In Brazil, broad temperature variations, custom processes between states and poorly maintained highways often create delays. Because of this, cold-chain logistics distribution of expensive and valuable pharmaceutical drugs often have to resort to delivery via more costly air freight.” Pelican BioThermal launched its new European Service Center in Leighton Buzzard in February (pictured above) – serving the pharma sector including the reconditioning of the innovative Crēdo Cube range. The new facility clients to deploy re-useable thermal protection packaging systems for the pharmaceutical industry.