Sky high space optimisation for biopharmaceutical media

posted by Phill Allen

October, 30th, 2014

Company News Pharmaceutical Industry News

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard ALLpaQ AIR. We have some pre-flight information about how this bioprocess container optimises the airfreight of media held under temperature controlled conditions in an environmental chamber.

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 a 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 only been able to ship two units per Envirotainer RAP e2 container.
Does this match your calculations? If you can only fit 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 optimisation
  • Less flights
  • Cost rationalisation
  • Environmental sustainability

Like one Russian Doll seamlessly slotting into another, AIR is dimensionally designed to slot snuggly inside of a 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

AllpaQ-Genesis-Air-Label3-hereAIR took flight when a client in the healthcare sector approached ALLpaQ with a need to ship 600+ litres of biopharma media between mainland Europe and the USA.
The problem: Dimensionally the company was restricted to transporting a maximum of two units per Envirotainer RAP e2 container.
The solution: A bioprocess containment modification project to ensure that the company maximised 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 the integrity of the container remained fit for purpose

The outcome: AIR, which has been independently validated, allows for four units to be held within each Envirotainer RAP e2 container. ALLpaQ calculates that AIR will generate savings of circa €1 million in transportation costs to the client over the lifecycle of the project.

Thankyou 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.
Make contact to book your flight plan

TAGS: air cargo, ALLpaQ AIR, Biopharmaceutical, Envirotainer,


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Phill Allen

Managing Director

An in and outside the (bioprocess) box thinker, fluid management specialist Phill knows a thing or two about keeping pharma liquid logistics flowing.

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