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Peli BioThermal Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation

Written by Paula Devine | 21 Apr 2017

Peli BioThermal, a global leader in providing the life science industry with the broadest range of passive single-use and reusable temperature controlled packaging, is pleased to announce it has been awarded the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for Innovation.

Peli BioThermal, which prides itself on its culture of innovation and the design of pioneering products, is celebrating the news the company has received Royal recognition as winners in the UK’s most prestigious enterprise awards.

As a Queen’s Awards winner Peli BioThermal has been recognised for its exceptional performance in the Innovation award category and as exemplars in its field. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the United Kingdom’s most distinguished business awards, which celebrate enterprise excellence.

Peli BioThermal won the accolade for demonstrating outstanding results in innovation within the temperature controlled packaging sector serving the pharmaceutical industry.

Chronos Advance2The eminent honour was awarded for the development of Peli BioThermal’s pioneering product, Chronos™ Advance. The Chronos™ Advance range of single-use shippers utilise advanced insulation and phase change material to give consistent, reliable temperature stability and was the innovation of engineers at Peli BioThermal, based in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire in the UK. When showcasing why the innovative shipper system was triumphant, The Queen’s Awards judges remarked how “the system offers high reliability, improved performance and weight benefits”.

The judging panel highlighted how “Peli BioThermal has used a material with high latent heat, combined with vacuum insulation panels in a single use shipping carton that can keep contents at a stable temperature for greater than 120 hours. The system offers high reliability, improved performance and weight benefits. It can maintain samples in the temperature ranges of -20 degrees, +2 to +8 degrees, +15 to +25 degrees. Its simple design reduces the potential for human packaging error and makes manufacture more streamlined”.

To be eligible for consideration in the esteemed award for innovation, Peli BioThermal had to meet a range of criteria including presenting an innovation that hasn’t been sold before, showing outstanding commercial success as a result of that innovation over two years and demonstrating strong corporate social responsibility.

David Williams, President of Peli BioThermal, said: “We are delighted to announce Peli BioThermal is the winner of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for Innovation.
“This is a momentous occasion for the entire company, including the highly skilled engineers involved in the design of our Chronos™ Advance system, which successfully set new standards within the temperature controlled packaging industry.

Peli BioThermal prides itself on constantly striving for excellence and pushing the boundaries of innovation with pioneering products to meet our customers’ needs.”

Outlining why the product, engineered by the award-winning company, was successful, the judges said, “When transporting vaccines, tissue samples or clinical trial samples, it is critical that a consistent temperature is maintained. Issues with the traditional use of gel or ice packs include weight and space efficiency and if they fail for any reason valuable consignments (both financially and in human terms) can be lost”.

Williams added: “It is an honour for our company to receive recognition for the development of this high performing product providing vital protection when shipping pharmaceuticals worldwide. Chronos™ Advance is one of our extensive selections of shipper solutions specifically designed to mitigate supply chain risks during global transportation operations within the life sciences and pharmaceuticals sector.”

Peli BioThermal’s award achievement was announced alongside the 2017 list of winners, published to mark the Queen’s birthday on Friday, 21st April. Accolades are awarded to worthy winners from a variety of industry sectors and the Queen’s Award is valid for five years.

They are awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement in four categories including International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity through social mobility.

Peli BioThermal, will be among the winners invited to attend a reception at Buckingham Palace later in the year. To learn more about the wide range of Peli BioThermal products and global network of service centers visit

Topics: Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce, peli biothermal

Paula Devine

Written by Paula Devine

Paula is Head of Membership and Global Services at Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce.

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